Bill Sharpe

Bill Sharpe


Charleston, SC

Professional Experience:

In my 45th year at Live 5!


Received numerous awards for best newscast...for feature reporting and investigative reporting...part of newscasts which received an Emmy and a Peabody

News Philosophy:

Try to dig beneath the surface to find out what is really going on.


Graduated St. Andrews High...Degree from Emory University in Atlanta in English Literature and a minor in French.

Place of Birth:

Charleston, SC

Hobbies/Interests/Community Involvement:

Tennis, biking, reading and singing (mostly in the shower)


My wife Katherine and I have six kids between us: We’re the Brady Bunch! They range in age from 12 to 19.


Oliver the dog, and 2 cats, Stone(Stoney) and Ophelia.

Favorite Books and Music:

Book- A Tale of Two Cities by Charles Dickens

Music- Eclectic interests from country to classic...from George Jones to Mozart.

Likes Best About the Lowcountry:

It is my home and I love the friendliness of the people here.

Most Interesting Assignment:

Covering the installation of a new Pope in Rome, and interviews with Pres. Reagan at the White House and with Presidents Obama and Trump while they were still candidates.


  • Graduated from St. Andrews High and Degree from Emory University in Atlanta in English Literature and a minor in French.

Recent Articles by Bill

Preps underway for start of annual Flowertown Festival

  Money Smart Week: Charleston County libraries

  Folly Beach to celebrate Folly Gras Saturday

  Gala to raise money for Charleston Meals on Wheels program Saturday

  Family Yuletide at Middleton Place