Brooke Griffin

Professional Experience: While I was in school I spent two years working as a photojournalist at WSAZ, the NBC affiliate in Huntington/Charleston West Virginia. News Philosophy: Having the trust of the public is never something that should be taken lightly, being respectful is the biggest part of this job! Hometown: I’m proud to say I’m originally from the Carolinas, so it’s so nice to be working in a place I love! While I was born in Raleigh, my family lives in Hickory, NC now and that’s where I call home! Education: I attended Marshall University in Huntington West Virginia where I majored in broadcast journalism and minored in political science. Go Herd!! Hobbies & Interests: I love spending time with my family, doing absolutely anything outdoors, and looking for the best ice cream places in every city I go to! If I could plan a perfect day, it would easily include snorkeling and a raspberry cheesecake milkshake! Favorite Books and Movies: I used to read several books a week when I was younger, but now my favorite one is probably Firefly Lane by Kristin Hannah. It’s so hard to pick a favorite movie...maybe Princess Diaries? I could watch it every day! Likes Best About the Lowcountry: The weather!! I’m not made for the cold or the snow, it’s the worst, so being able to hopefully ditch my heavy winter coat for the next few years is amazing! I like one big snow storm a year, but give me warm weather any day! Most interesting assignment: While I was working in WV, I did a story about a man who carves and displays 3,000 (and counting!) pumpkins on and around his house every October. The community comes to help volunteer when they can, but the owner of that house and former mayor of the small town does most of it himself. It was so cool to see 3,000 pumpkin designs lit up all in one place! I always love a feel-good story when I can find one.

Recent Articles by Brooke

Charleston students host second annual March for Our Lives

  Presidential candidate visits Charleston, brings out younger voters

  Charleston County one step closer to plastic bag ban

  Lowcountry teachers share concerns at education hearing

Summerville program recognizes local business for partnership

  Presidential candidate Julian Castro visits Lowcountry

  James Island homeowners protest possible intersection

  NYC mayor Bill de Blasio weighs in on palmetto state education

  College of Charleston students rally for change after racist video surfaces

  Charleston mother heads to state house lobbying for stricter gun laws

  SC representative causes controversy after social media post of Cunningham picture

Charleston mayor sticking with push for hotel moratorium

  Jamestown beekeepers prepare for winter-like weather

  USS Charleston commission ceremony held Saturday

Education advocates pushing for SC bill to give teachers freedom of speech at school

  Local teachers and education advocates beg for change

Charleston Co. School District proposing policy change for searching students

  Folly Beach mayor speaks out after Folly Gras arrests

  People voice desire for change at gun safety town hall

  Goose Creek revitalization coming as soon as fall