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

  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

  Classroom Champions: Goodwin Elementary teacher wants STEM games and activities to help young students

  Lowcountry gospel artists hope to bring home top honors at the Stellar Awards

  Lawsuit: Woman sues Colleton Co. School District after teacher told students about untrue story on daughter’s abortion

  Everyday conveniences are coming to Camp Hall for Volvo workers and others

  The Charleston Wine + Food Festival is expected to bring big bucks to the Lowcountry

Free shred event will give Lowcountry residents a chance to get rid of old documents

Hemingway High boys play for state basketball title

  Kingstree native and husband have 11 children, and counting

  Exoskeleton technology is getting a trial run at Boeing to make workers’ jobs less strenuous

  Operation Finally Home builds free home for soldier in Summerville

  Heart patients celebrate at Trident Medical Center

  State Treasurer’s Office says people found big bucks during Claim Your Cash Phone Bank