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

  Sullivan’s Island to consider smoking ban, parking time limits in select areas

Deputies respond to armed robbery in Georgetown Co

  South Carolina lawmakers consider revisions for education reform bill

  Mount Pleasant considering paid parking at Waterfront Park

  Wando Dock on Shem Creek to undergo major repairs

  Charleston County to host public hearing on Palmetto Commerce Interchange Project

  Berkeley Co. deputies to oversee animal control, new policies to go into effect in July

  Berkeley County Government approves budget for next fiscal year

  Man charged with DUI after crashing vehicle into James Island home

Red Cross assisting family after house fire in Goose Creek

Deputies investigating after pursuit involving trooper ends in fatal Summerville crash

  Dorchester County taxes increase to fund schools and firefighters

  Rifle range closed because of vandalism, excessive trash

  Goose Creek offering matching grants for exterior improvements to select businesses

  Mount Pleasant to consider changing form of government

  Police: Man shot in leg in North Charleston

  N. Charleston collects nearly $1M more in stormwater management fees, several projects underway

  Teacher: N. Charleston High School student and dog recovering after home invasion shooting

  New businesses coming to Knightsville shopping center

  First restaurant of more than 40 retailers to open in Nexton Square in Summerville

  State law enforcement investigating fire at Moncks Corner apartment complex that displaced at least 30 people

  Charleston Area Justice Ministry continues push for audit of N. Charleston police department

Volunteers place more than 800 flags on graves at West Ashley cemetery to honor veterans

  Moncks Corner Police Department hosting summer camp for kids

  Police investigating Friday night shooting that sent man to hospital

  Charleston County jail facing shortage of 98 detention deputies

  Charleston area students to perform in free concert showcasing history of Soul Music in America

Rappellers fundraise for Trident United Way reading program

  Goose Creek church replaces steeple blown off during Hurricane Matthew

  Orangeburg hospital increases security after emergency department shooting