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

  Goose Creek charter school welcomes new students to enroll during coronavirus pandemic

  Charleston County urges citizens to create health profile to improve 911 response

  Charleston nurse volunteers in New York hospital during coronavirus pandemic

  Charleston tattoo shop owner shares financial impacts amid non-essential business closures

  S.C. unemployment officials address concerns with claims process amid high volumes

  Families in the tri-county are being evicted from hotels amid the coronavirus pandemic

Venomous snake gets stuck in 3-month-old’s stroller in Goose Creek

Community Resource Center in Summerville holding supply drive for families in need

  Dominion Energy restoring power to 1,500 homes with suspended service during coronavirus pandemic

  N. Charleston woman concerned about senior neglect with no visitation at nursing homes

  Mercedes-Benz Vans to halt production at Ladson plant

Police: Mother of 2-year-old who died in child abuse cased arrested

Police: 4 injured in Hanahan shooting

  Local school districts working to provide internet access to students, some providers offering free services

  Berkeley County Government declares State of Emergency, limits public access to government building

  Georgetown Co. School District to use eLearning, provide free meals for children amid coronavirus school closures

  SCDOT: Permit required for Berlin G. Myers Parkway extension expected to be granted in summer

  Annual Dream Girls Conference empowers, inspires girls from across state and beyond

  Mother, son injured after car crashes into Summerville home

  State Rep. holds public meeting in N. Charleston regarding coronavirus

  Convicted sex offender released from state’s sexually violent predator treatment program

  Republican attorneys general hold panel on Democratic ‘agenda’ ahead of presidential primary debate

  Democratic presidential debate preparations underway at Gaillard Center in Charleston

  Martin Luther King III speaks at Climate and Environmental Justice Town Hall on Saturday

  With revitalization efforts underway, City of Hanahan applies for HGTV show

  Santee Cooper to continue releasing water from dam on Lake Marion at least through Wednesday

  New Miss Charleston, Mount Pleasant titleholders crowned

  Flooding in Georgetown follows Santee Cooper’s controlled spilling operation at Santee Dam

  Bacon and Bourbon event rescheduled for May

  ’Bruised, but never broken’ woman recounts experience integrating North Charleston High School