Ann McGill

Charleston, SC
Ann McGill

Ann joined the Live 5 News team in October 2001.

Professional experience: WCSC, 2001-present; WGHP Greensboro-High Point, N.C., 1994-2001; WTQR-WSJS Winston-Salem, N.C., 1991-94; WDXZ Mt Pleasant, 1989-1991; WCOS Columbia, 1987-1989

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, S.C.

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.