Alissa Holmes

Professional Experience: Before coming to Live 5, I worked as a morning reporter in Augusta, GA for over a year. During my time in Augusta I was voted Augusta Magazine's "Best Local TV Reporter." News Philosophy: I believe that the duty of local journalists is to foster community by sharing stories that inform, create change, and enlighten. "Storytelling is ultimately the only way to share with our tribesmen what it means to be human, express the indefinable feelings that unite human experiences." Hometown:: I was born and raised in Charleston! I graduated from James Island Charter High School. I also attended The Charleston County School of the Arts. Education: I graduated from the University of South Carolina where I majored in Broadcast Journalism and Theater. Family: I have a huge family! My parents live in Charleston but my family stretches as far as the Caribbean. Hobbies & Interests: I love performing arts! I started acting as a child. I got involved in theater at Ashley River Creative Arts Elementary School, then went on to major in theater at SOA and in college. I've done a number of plays with Charleston Stage Company. When I'm not in the newsroom, there's a good chance you'll catch me at Pure Theater or at the Dockstreet. I also enjoy traveling. I've been to over 10 countries including Ghana and most of the Caribbean. I hope to make it to at least 40 countries by the age of 31! Favorite Books/Music: I read for two hours every day after work and I have to read in order to fall asleep. My favorite genre is biographies. The Autobiography of Malcolm X is one of my favorites. Likes Best About the Lowcountry: The rich culture of the Lowcountry is the best, hands down. I'm grateful to have grown up surrounded by the Gullah/Geechie culture. The historical significance of the city makes Charleston one of the best places on earth. Most interesting assignment: My first day reporting was during the 2018 snowpocalypse. Interesting, to say the least!

Recent Articles by Alissa

  Trident United Way celebrates ‘Day of Caring’ Friday

Charleston to fund new drainage project in West Ashley neighborhood

Dorchester Co. hosts annual Veterans Day ceremony

Proposed James Island ordinance would require permit for smaller events

Summerville asking residents to help decide future of old armory building

Charleston County Sheriff’s Office awarded grant for fallen officer memorial

Proposed ordinance would require affordable housing in certain new Neck area developments

Coastal Carolina Fair kicks off Thursday

Roper St. Francis offering free breast, colon cancer screenings Tuesday

North Charleston leaders want input on city’s 10-year plan

Free event Friday designed to help homeless veterans get back on their feet

James Island taking steps to prevent future flood damage

St. Andrews Parks & Playgrounds director needs heart transplant

‘Quick fixes’ for yard flooding could damage sewage system

Detours in place for Goose Creek railroad crossing closure Wednesday

Mega Millions jackpot up to $367 million before Tuesday night drawing

Group seeking approval for new W. Ashley senior living complex

Engineers studying possible Hagood Avenue extension in downtown Charleston

James Island residents concerned new gas station would be too close to homes

Coroner identifies woman killed in Hwy. 52 crash Thursday