Alexis Simmons

Alexis Simmons

Anchor/Reporter

Charleston, SC

Professional Experience:

I am starting my professional experience with Live 5 News! 

Education:

I attended the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill where I double majored in broadcast journalism and political science. 

Hometown:

I'm a native of Macon, Georgia, but I consider the Lowcountry my hometown because I've lived here since middle school. I have many ties to this area and my family lives here too! 

Family:

My parents are my biggest supporters and I thank them for always encouraging me. I have a little sister in high school middle school who loves to dance and read books. It's so fun being back in the Lowcountry to see her grow up!

Hobbies & Interests:

I love spending time with my family and friends whether it's a day at the beach, trying a new restaurant or working on a new craft with my little sister. I played basketball throughout middle and high school so I always enjoy playing sports and going to sporting events too!

Likes Best About the Lowcountry:

I love that I can be a tourist in my own city. There's always new activities to explore and great restaurants to try. The beautiful weather is always a plus!

Education:

  • University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill - Double majored in broadcast journalism and political science.

Recent Articles by Alexis

  More than 1,100 participate in Lowcountry breast cancer awareness walk

  Victim in downtown Charleston shooting identified

  Highway Patrol: Driver dies after crash in Georgetown County

  Isle of Palms considering enforcing public on street parking rules 24/7

MUSC hosts event at children’s hospital set to open next month

  Parents in Charleston County concerned with late school buses

  Charleston County received more than 1,000 Hurricane Dorian related 911 calls

  Lowcountry Food Bank providing disaster relief food distributions

  Homeowners urged to use care when hiring contractors to repair hurricane damage

  Principal in Georgetown County promotes dressing for success at elementary school with ties and pearls

  Georgetown Co. School District receives upgrades at schools with $165M bond referendum

  Georgetown County School District using eLearning to prevent school makeup days during inclement weather

  Woman removes 83-year-old mother from Summerville nursing home following concerns

  South Carolina schools required to have threat assessment teams

  Williamsburg County School district to have four-day work week for most teachers

Property owners selling homes after failing to meet Charleston’s short-term rental rules

Police: Shots fired at N. Charleston Walmart

  Authorities: Charleston County man dies after inmate on inmate fight at Columbia prison

  Colleton County investigating alleged sexual assault involving minor at party

  Summerville nursing home facing two pending lawsuits and DHEC violations

  Dorchester County considers annual motor vehicle fee to fund road maintenance

  Lawsuit claims Mt. Pleasant man developed cancer after using Roundup herbicide

  Police investigate false claim of hostages at Northwoods Mall

  Drivers frustrated with Clements Ferry Road widening construction

  Dorchester School District Two recruiting substitutes

  College of Charleston sues residence hall developer claiming construction deficiencies

  Coroner identifies two men killed in Hanahan shooting

Coroner: Man dies in motorcycle crash in Pineville

Group walks 32 miles from Summerville to Mt. Pleasant to raise awareness for PTSD among veterans

Deputies: One dead, another hurt after wreck on Highway 61