Ann McGill

Ann McGill

Anchor/Reporter

Charleston, SC

Professional experience:

2001-present WCSC

1994-2001 WGHP Greensboro - High Point, NC

1991-94 WTQR-WSJS Winston-Salem, NC

1989-91 WDXZ, Mt Pleasant

1987-89 WCOS, Columbia

Awards:

2001- Best Newscast, SC Associated Press, Broadcast Division (Bill Sharpe also named for this award)

2005- Consumer Spirit Award, South Carolina Department of Consumer Affairs

2009- Outstanding Community Service, Moja Arts Festival

2010- Community Service Award, Charleston Trident Urban League

2010, 2011- Best News Anchor as voted by the fans of the Black Expo

2013- Inducted into the Williamsburg County School District Hall of Fame

2016 - Second Place RTDNAC Award in Health/Medicine Category

News philosophy:

Let the story tell itself.

Education:

BA Journalism, University of South Carolina 1987

Place of birth:

Nesmith, SC

Family:

Married to my high school friend, Gregory. We have two sons, Khristopher and Nicholas, a daughter Yakima, a grandson, Jaxson and a boxer named Belle.

Hobbies/Interests/Community Involvement:

Spending time with family, volunteer work, reading

Favorite books and movies:

Books: Their Eyes Were Watching God by Zora Neale Hurston

Movies: Too numerous to name

Likes best about the Lowcountry:

My family and friends are close by, southern hospitality and great food.

Most interesting assignment:

Covered Oprah Winfrey and Prince Charles in Charleston following Hurricane Hugo.

Most interesting interview:

A story about a man whose face was torn off during a tree cutting accident. He almost died, but instead of worrying about his own life, he hid his face from his wife because he didn't want that to be her last vision of him. I was deeply moved by his love for his wife. Fortunately, doctors were able to reconstruct his face and his recovery went well.

Awards:

  • 2001 - Best Newscast, SC Associated Press, Broadcast Division (Bill Sharpe also named for this award)
  • 2005 - Consumer Spirit Award, South Carolina Department of Consumer Affairs
  • 2009 - Outstanding Community Service, Moja Arts Festival
  • 2010 - Community Service Award, Charleston Trident Urban League
  • 2010, 2011 - Best News Anchor as voted by the fans of the Black Expo
  • 2013 - Inducted into the Williamsburg County School District Hall of Fame
  • 2016 - Second Place RTDNAC Award in Health/Medicine Category

Recent Articles by Ann

Sen. Kamala Harris spent time campaigning at a North Charleston church

  Hugo survivor remembers night inside Lincoln High: ‘I did not think we were going to make it through the night’

  McClellanville mayor says town is thriving 30 years ago Hugo

  Don’t let flu myths keep you from getting a flu shot

  Classroom Champions: Bringing Earth Science to Life at West Ashley High

  Classroom Champions: Charleston Math and Science teacher wants kits for her ninth graders

  Moms of NFL players surprise teachers with gift cards in DD2

  Researcher sues MUSC, receives $35K settlement

Former Colleton Co. deputy receives payout after suing for wrongful termination

  A local tech firm uses scientific strategy to help companies find best hourly workers

  Trident Medical allowed to add beds for psychiatric patients after paying a fine for health violation

  Pastor remembers Molly Greene, Water Mission co-founder, who died during Bahamas trip

  Charleston mayoral candidates race to raise money before November election

  Parker’s Kitchen opens first store in Moncks Corner and plans to bring 1,200 jobs to tricounty

  Classroom Champions: Dancers at Oakbrook Middle School need balance boards

  Classroom Champions: Oakbrook piano students need headphones during practice time in class

  Classroom Champions: Zucker Middle School girls coach wants better basketballs

  Classroom Champions: Windsor Hill teacher wants historical novel to engage students

  Passion to Paycheck: Courtney Scipio fulfills mom’s passion for event planning after mother killed by domestic violence

  Passion into Paycheck: Angie Balderson was tired of making money for others, so she opened her own furniture stores

  Passion to Paycheck: Victor Colbert got into food truck business to have more family time

  Classroom Champions: CE Murray teacher wants Lego Robot System for STEM students

  Passion to Paycheck: Michelle Summers quit 9-5 job to start event planning company

  Classroom Champions: Andrews High Track Team needs gear for traveling

  Classroom Champions: Flexible seats will make reading time more comfy for Hendersonville students

Father, son will receive degrees during SC State commencement ceremony

  Classroom Champions: Robotics team at Woodland High needs work benches

  Classroom Champions: Volleyball teacher at North Charleston wants to help students get healthy

  Classroom Champions: Thanks for helping two Lowcountry teachers get special materials for their classrooms

  Classroom Champions: Cane Bay High School students need tools to build robots in Mr. Sklar’s class