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

  Funeral homes work to comfort families amidst pandemic service restrictions

  Charleston County schools’ winter sports to resume Monday

  CCSD students can receive up to $40,000 from new scholarship fund

Fetter Health Care Network to host more mobile COVID-19 vaccination clinics

  Crews to begin work on road with highest number of crashes in Goose Creek

Groups host food giveaway in N. Charleston

  Businesses preparing to apply for second round of PPP loans

  DHEC explains how people 70+ can schedule COVID-19 vaccine

  College of Charleston requiring random coronavirus tests throughout semester

Staffing shortages linked to coronavirus in Georgetown County School District

Georgetown County school nurses receiving COVID-19 vaccinations

  Response times to increase after Sandridge firefighter resignations

  SC health department expects vaccinations to ‘significantly increase’ in a few weeks

Charleston County School District employees concerned with resuming in-person learning

  South Carolina lawmakers push for quicker vaccination process

  Inmate sues SC Department of Corrections following stabbing

  ‘Yorktown Countdown’ NYE celebration taking place with limited capacity

  McClellanville man surprises families with cars for Christmas

  Tri-County governments see decline in accommodations tax revenue in pandemic

  Churches take different approach to Christmas services in pandemic

  SC Hospital Association creating new hospital bed surge plan

  Monthly food giveaways at Destiny Worship Center feed thousands

  MUSC coronavirus vaccine trial participant encourages people to get vaccinated

  MUSC nurse receives Lowcountry’s first COVID vaccine dose

  Roper St. Francis Healthcare to begin vaccinating health care workers Tuesday

  Ugly Sweater 5K in Summerville benefits Alzheimer’s family support services

  County considering communications tower to improve cell service for McClellanville

  White House report: South Carolina sees 42% increase in coronavirus cases

  District: 31 students, staff at Georgetown Middle School have been quarantined

  White House report: ‘COVID risk to all Americans is at a historic high’