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

23rd Annual Martin Luther King Portrait Awards will honor Lowcountry frontline workers

Working Wednesdays: Sanders Brothers Construction is hiring

  Some teachers want students back in the classroom, according to survey

Working Wednesdays will connect Lowcountry companies with future employees

  You can help local businesses get back on their feet in 2021

  Facebook awards $1 Million to Coastal Community Foundation

  Navy ship named for Charleston hero Ralph Johnson seizes big stash of drugs at sea

State Treasurer finds money for you during 12 Days of Christmas Cash

Charleston County school teacher fired after drug arrests

World War II veteran from Ladson turns 104 years old

Find your next job at the Live 5 Virtual Hiring Event

  Doctor blames ’pandemic fatigue’ for COVID resurgence

  Spiritual Care and COVID-19: Town hall explores challenges clergy face during pandemic

  Family, friends mourn passing of Lowcountry soul food restaurateur Alice Warren

  Live 5’s Bill Sharpe celebrates big birthday, anniversary on the air

  Live 5 Virtual Town Hall answers voter questions ahead of Election Day

  Karen Pence visits Ralph H. Johnson VA Medical Center

  North Charleston family adjusting to life after pandemic forces adult children back home to live

  “Lifeboat Jobs” will help workers stay afloat and find new career opportunities amid pandemic

New tv show will feature a Kingstree woman and her large family.

Back-to-School shoe giveaway set for this month

  Tri-County families say homeschool is good option for their children

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