Alexis Simmons

Alexis Simmons


Charleston, SC

Professional Experience:

I am starting my professional experience with Live 5 News! 


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


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! 


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!


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

Recent Articles by Alexis

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

  Democratic presidential candidate Deval Patrick visits Charleston days after entering race

  Isle of Palms considers reserve officer program for police department

Charleston Animal Society hosts run and walk to raise money for medical fund

  Town of Summerville considering incentives to spur growth

  Animal advocates push for humane tethering laws

  Protesters gather outside CCSD ahead of meeting that could bring big changes

Police: Man arrested after Facebook rifle sale meet up turns into robbery

Nightclub employee accused of breach of trust over customer payments

  African American property owners to work with Mount Pleasant to protect their land

  Faith-based nonprofit searching for more than 200 foster families to keep children local

  Charleston City Council candidate files complaints after voters receive false robocalls

  Deputies: Arrest man in late-October Johns Island shooting

  Georgetown County community frustrated by ongoing phone, internet outage

  Environmental groups to sue company they blame for plastic pellet pollution

  Coroner identifies moped driver killed in hit-and-run crash, suspect in custody

  Mount Pleasant to test organic maintenance of recreational fields amid pesticide concerns

  Old Hwy. 52 bridge in Moncks Corner to close for five months for replacement

  Charleston County considering eminent domain to build James Island roundabouts

  Dorchester Co. will dip into reserve fund to cover Dorian expenses

  Mount Pleasant to consider social media policy for elected officials

  Mt. Pleasant family raises awareness and research funds after toddler dies without explanation

  Rep. Cunningham meets with local fisherman on Shem Creek to discuss climate change concerns

  Conference in N. Charleston to focus on cancer and domestic violence awareness and healing

  Sen. Elizabeth Warren visits Charleston neighborhood to discuss environmental justice

  Lowcountry bus rapid transit from Summerville to Charleston approved for development phase

  Coroner identifies man killed in early-morning crash on Johns Island

  Petition aims to stop expansion of luxury short-term rental homes on Wadmalaw Island

New software to improve emergency response in Berkeley County

  James Island Library closing, new one to open in November