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

  Lowcountry group helping neck area residents deal with gentrification

  More residential units may be coming to Mt. Pleasant development

  North Charleston group planting 600 flowers to celebrate Earth Day

  Berkeley Co. assessing needs of citizens, applying for HUD grant

  3 Mt. Pleasant townhomes deemed uninhabitable after fire

  First Publix on Charleston peninsula opens Wednesday

  Charleston peninsula homeowners organize panel to address flooding concerns

  Summerville preparing for 5G wireless network in advance

  Lack of funding puts the future of Summerville museum in jeopardy

  Plans to renovate West Ashley bikeway moving forward

  Charleston Co. council considering redesign options for James Island intersection

  Crews respond to house fire on James Island

  Policy change will prioritize calls for city of Charleston firefighters

  W. Ashley church members asking city of Charleston to help prevent more car crashes

  Proposed ordinance would fine downtown Charleston walking tour guides for blocking traffic

  Historic Charleston Boxing Club once visited by Muhammad Ali set to reopen this year

  Summerville council fails to pass smoking ban in public parks

  Parents of man killed on Maybank Hwy hope his organ recipient comes forward

  New speed humps on James Island causing new issues for first responders

  City of Charleston plans to expand palmetto rose program