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

  Historian works to protect slave gravesites near housing construction in North Charleston

  New charter school in Colleton County school expected to open in 2021

Family displaced after Moncks Corner house fire

Nonprofit hosting food giveaway on Saturday in North Charleston

  McMaster joins supporters of bill to ban abortions after fetal heartbeat detected

  Charleston city council to discuss restricting construction hours to limit loud noise

Summerville looking to purchase ‘gateway property’ to future 34-acre park

Charleston mayor, councilmembers to be sworn in Monday

  Permit problem halts plan to move Historic Lowcountry schoolhouse

  S.C. pastor among delegates to vote on splitting UMC over LGBTQ debate

Dog reunites with original owner in Goose Creek four years after separation

  Annual Civil War, artifact show opens in Mount Pleasant

  Moncks Corner man honored in Rose Parade for donating organs

  Police: Man exposes himself to women in St. George in two separate incidents within an hour

Police: One dead after crash on Folly Road

  DSS investigating Ladson child care center after report of child being left alone outside

  Charleston County school board has varying views on legislation proposed to reverse board’s decisions

  Charter school seeking to improve academic performance at Stono Park Elementary

  Mount Pleasant considers lowering build height limits in some areas

  Proposed Goose Creek townhome proposal raises traffic concerns

Patriots Point hosting free Pearl Harbor Day Memorial Service

  New efforts underway in reducing noise for neighborhood bordering I-26

  Humane Society pushes for new pet store puppy sale laws in South Carolina

  Mt. Pleasant to consider accepting donations for community arts center

  Citadel Mall property to undergo major transformation pending city council approval

  Frontier Communications at risk of losing millions in state funding following phone outage in Georgetown Co.

  Rural fire department receives $550K grant to recruit volunteers

  Deputies: Woman killed in Ravenel hit-and-run

Healthcare network to give away 200 Turkeys to Medicaid recipients in Charleston

  Council using feedback from Charleston Co. community for three-year plan on improving criminal justice system