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

  MUSC doctor reports case of child inflammatory syndrome linked to coronavirus in Charleston

  Enrollment spikes at South Carolina virtual school during coronavirus pandemic

Charleston County Public Library expands curbside service hours

Memorial parade planned for tow truck driver killed in Don Holt Bridge crash

  City of Charleston facing $40 million budget shortfall due to pandemic

  The Citadel to resume classes early as coronavirus safety measure

  Safety precautions to consider when staying at a hotel as occupancy rates grow

Blood donors to receive free COVID-19 antibody test and car services at Crews Chevrolet

Charleston County man sues hair dye company, claims it causes burns, rashes

  SCDNR investigating death of 18-year-old boater near Ravenel Bridge

Beaufort, Hilton Head pass mask ordinances; 5 other communities to decide Monday

  MUSC offering personalized safety plans for businesses to help prevent spread of coronavirus

  Charleston’s special commission to address racial inequities and racism following protests

  Georgetown County School District creates reopening taskforce, survey for parents

  Lowcountry group questions Charleston police tactics during neighborhood incident

  Groups call for removal of Calhoun statue, repeal of Heritage Act

  Whirlin’ Waters limits capacity to 1,000 guests for reopening

  2-year-old boy from Ladson becomes organ donor, saves three children’s lives

  Republican primary winners declared for Berkeley County Council seats

  ‘Black Liberation Fund’ bailing out protesters from jail, providing ongoing resources

Charleston waives building permit fees related to repairs following riots

  Lowcountry schools rescinding applications, expelling students who post racist comments

  Babysitter facing charges following possible drowning death of 2-year-old boy in Hanahan

NASA Deputy Administrator shares insights ahead of historic SpaceX launch

  Seabrook Island leaders meeting to assess tropical storm impacts

  No reopening day set for SC AME churches; health disparities among African Americans a factor

Memorial Day Band Concert canceled, observance to take place

S.C. Aquarium reopens and requires online ticket purchases to limit capacity and reduce contact

  Charleston County leaders calling for major changes at senior public housing building

  S.C. nonprofit assisting with affordable health care enrollment in midst of unemployment woes