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

Live 5 Facebook Town Hall: I survived Covid-19

Community invited to pay final respects to civil rights leader and AME Bishop Zedekiah L. Grady

  Financial planner says despite the impact of the coronavirus on the stock market, stay calm

  Dorchester Co. couple stuck in California after cruise ended early due to the coronavirus

  Classroom Champions: Stephanie Haecherl wants VersaTiles for students at Whitesides Elementary

  The movie-going experience during segregation prompted blacks to fight for better treatment.

  Classroom Champions: Standing desks wanted for science class at Rollings Middle School of the Arts

  The Citadel’s first African American barber recalls his journey at South Carolina’s military college

  Classroom Champions: Rachel Renfro wants flexible seating options for Alston-Bailey students

  Edith Frierson Elementary students explain the history of Black History Month

  Classroom Champions: Teacher wants books for history students at Charleston Math and Science

  Music of the Movement: A Lowcountry gospel singer explains the songs of the Civil Rights era

  Vice President Mike Pence speaks to Citadel Cadets

  Classroom Champions: Kathryn McLendon wants basic supplies for James Island students

  St. Stephen plans to honor artist, educator Dr. Leo Twiggs

  Mosquito Beach set to get marker from National Park Service

  Classroom Champions: Teacher wants headphones for students at Andrews Elementary

  These famous faces in Hollywood have roots in the Lowcountry and South Carolina

Lowcountry woman helping people in Puerto Rico following earthquakes

  Classroom Champions: Tiffany McCullough wants items for biology class at Carvers Bay High

  Classroom Champions: ELA teacher wants books for students at West Ashley Advanced Studies Magnet

  Classroom Champions: Four projects were funded in December totaling more than $1K

  Woman, mother and brother receive money after filing lawsuits against North Charleston police officers

Classroom Champions: Just $350 still needed to outfit dance students at Summerville High

  Classroom Champions: Kogan wants costumes for dance students at Summerville High

  Classroom Champions: Teacher wants scientific calculators for Harleyville-Ridgeville students

  Classroom Champions: Elementary teacher wants cool novels for Forest Hills students

  Classroom Champions: Mrs. K. wants preserved frogs for science students at Kingstree Middle Magnet

  Classroom Champions: Thanks for $2971 in donations to nine Lowcountry classrooms

  Classroom Champions: Brown wants sand and paint supplies for autistic students