Alissa Holmes

Alissa Holmes


Charleston, SC

Professional Experience:

Before coming to Live 5, I worked as a morning reporter in Augusta, GA for over a year. During my time in Augusta I was voted Augusta Magazine's "Best Local TV Reporter."

News Philosophy:

I believe that the duty of local journalists is to foster community by sharing stories that inform, create change, and enlighten. "Storytelling is ultimately the only way to share with our tribesmen what it means to be human, express the indefinable feelings that unite human experiences."

Hometown:: I was born and raised in Charleston! I graduated from James Island Charter High School. I also attended The Charleston County School of the Arts.


I graduated from the University of South Carolina where I majored in Broadcast Journalism and Theater.


I have a huge family! My parents live in Charleston but my family stretches as far as the Caribbean.

Hobbies & Interests:

I love performing arts! I started acting as a child. I got involved in theater at Ashley River Creative Arts Elementary School, then went on to major in theater at SOA and in college. I've done a number of plays with Charleston Stage Company. When I'm not in the newsroom, there's a good chance you'll catch me at Pure Theater or at the Dockstreet. I also enjoy traveling. I've been to over 10 countries including Ghana and most of the Caribbean. I hope to make it to at least 40 countries by the age of 31!

Favorite Books/Music:

I read for two hours every day after work and I have to read in order to fall asleep. My favorite genre is biographies. The Autobiography of Malcolm X is one of my favorites.

Likes Best About the Lowcountry:

The rich culture of the Lowcountry is the best, hands down. I'm grateful to have grown up surrounded by the Gullah/Geechie culture. The historical significance of the city makes Charleston one of the best places on earth.

Most interesting assignment:

My first day reporting was during the 2018 snowpocalypse. Interesting, to say the least!


  • Graduated from the University of South Carolina where I majored in Broadcast Journalism and Theater.

Recent Articles by Alissa

  Charleston County considering eminent domain to build James Island roundabouts

  Georgetown Co. looking to make improvements to Hwy 17 corridor

  New park could replace old Subway restaurant on James Island

  $30M referendum could bring 4 new libraries to Dorchester Co.

  Parents invited to learn more about possible changes to Johns Island schools

  Charleston County to adopt ‘Resilience Plan’ to combat flooding

  In Berkeley County, a dirty yard could cost you $500

  City of Charleston breaking ground on affordable housing project

  Portion of US-78 to close for 9 days due to port access road construction

  Developers withdraw application for luxury short-term rentals on Wadmalaw Island

  New hospital in Berkeley Co. opens to public

  9th Circuit Solicitors Office asking for more funding for body cameras

  New bridge will make it safer for pedestrians to cross Shem Creek

  New fee begins Tuesday for rideshare passengers headed to Charleston International Airport

  Mt. Pleasant working to allocate funds for new planned Medal of Honor museum

  Lowcountry state rep to host meeting in response to shootings on Charleston’s eastside

  James Island residents raising money to preserve windmill created by WWI veteran

  SCDOT working to reduce crashes on Ashley River Road

  James Island, City of Charleston working together to create new park

  CARTA hopes community partnership will make bus stops safer

  Officials looking for feedback on possible changes to Hwy 17 in Georgetown Co.

  Town of James Island working to ease traffic in more areas

  Ladson youth organization fighting to save Tom Conley Park

  Goose Creek Mayor wants feedback from city’s business community

  Mosquito Beach on James Island could become national historic site

  Officials hope public feedback will help Berkeley Co. build better natural disaster plan

  Officials hope new Summerville road extension will ease traffic in area

  Town of Summerville asking for input on future infrastructure

  James Island seeking community feedback for future of Camp Road library

  Daniel Island roundabout completed one month ahead of schedule