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

Election officials: Voter fraud rare, protections in place to prevent fraud

  SC inmates concerned about spread of COVID-19 and deaths in prisons

  S.C. lawmakers approve $40 million in grants for minority, small businesses

Charleston Police to bike with community on West Ashley Greenway

  Dorchester District 2 food service provider changing menu after school lunch concerns

  Dorchester District 2 investigating parent concerns over school lunches

  Multiple crews battle house fire on Wadmalaw Island

  Largest container ship to visit U.S. east coast arrives in Charleston

  Association advocates for Hispanic community during pandemic

  Court Records: Mt. Pleasant to pay family $3M after man dies following encounter with police

  Christian rehabilitation program holds groundbreaking for new Moncks Corner facility

  DHEC: Discrepancies in COVID test results blamed on delayed reporting

  New York family reunites with dog in N.Charleston after owner dies in bicycle crash

  Charleston Southern University requires daily health screenings through app

  S.C. Million Womxn’s March promotes unity and change

  State pays Berkeley County employee $60K in discrimination lawsuit

  U.S. Attorney announces indictments against 3 in Andrews postal worker’s killing

  Lowcountry program that strengthens families and teaches new skills goes virtual

  New nonprofit advocates for African American students and parents in the Lowcountry

  Families seeking tutoring services to supplement virtual learning during pandemic

  Georgetown County woman paid $187K following lawsuit over amputation

  Body of missing boater found at Bonneau Beach identified

Boeing plane assembled in N.Charleston being used to test safety and eco-friendly technologies

  Gov. McMaster to release nursing home visitation guidelines soon

  DSS assists in locating students who were unaccounted for at start of pandemic

  200+ applications submitted for exception to host event with more than 250 people

  Child advocacy center shares advice for reducing back-to-school, pandemic stress for children

  Palmetto Project helping people navigate unemployment insurance process

  Eastside’s neighborhood association launching internet cafe to expand internet access in community

Construction underway for Hanahan’s first boardwalk