Bill Sharpe

Bill Sharpe


Charleston, SC

Professional Experience:

In my 45th year at Live 5!


Received numerous awards for best newscast...for feature reporting and investigative reporting...part of newscasts which received an Emmy and a Peabody

News Philosophy:

Try to dig beneath the surface to find out what is really going on.


Graduated St. Andrews High...Degree from Emory University in Atlanta in English Literature and a minor in French.

Place of Birth:

Charleston, SC

Hobbies/Interests/Community Involvement:

Tennis, biking, reading and singing (mostly in the shower)


My wife Katherine and I have six kids between us: We’re the Brady Bunch! They range in age from 12 to 19.


Oliver the dog, and 2 cats, Stone(Stoney) and Ophelia.

Favorite Books and Music:

Book- A Tale of Two Cities by Charles Dickens

Music- Eclectic interests from country to classic...from George Jones to Mozart.

Likes Best About the Lowcountry:

It is my home and I love the friendliness of the people here.

Most Interesting Assignment:

Covering the installation of a new Pope in Rome, and interviews with Pres. Reagan at the White House and with Presidents Obama and Trump while they were still candidates.


  • Graduated from St. Andrews High and Degree from Emory University in Atlanta in English Literature and a minor in French.

Recent Articles by Bill

Governments, politicians debate vaccine passport requirements

  Gov. McMaster urges caution as COVID-19 restrictions are eased

New theory about why the confederate submarine H.L. Hunley sank

  Governor selects N. Charleston police chief for top state position

  Oyster Roast to benefit families in ‘kinship’ care

  2nd Annual ‘Taste of North Charleston’ being served up Sunday

Event celebrates Latin, Caribbean cultures Sunday

  Readers rejoice! ‘That Big Book Sale’ runs all weekend

  Sunday’s Vet Fest to celebrate, support Lowcountry veterans

  Boone Hall Pumpkin Patch open for the month

  Trident United Way recruiting for AmeriCorps

  Live 5, Red Cross hosting blood drive Tuesday at Citadel Mall

  Hall of Fame: Police sergeant saves woman’s life

  Hall of Fame: Colleton Co. woman still works 6 days a week at 101

  City of Charleston to hand out free school supplies at yearly First Day Festival

  Hall of Fame: Berkeley County deputy honored for saving baby’s life

  Hall of Fame: Sisters raise money to help others through lemonade stand

  Hall of Fame: Boy honored for saving his mother’s life after shooting

  Hall of Fame: Berkeley Co. deputy honored for saving man threatening to jump from overpass

Preps underway for start of annual Flowertown Festival

  Money Smart Week: Charleston County libraries

  Folly Beach to celebrate Folly Gras Saturday

  Gala to raise money for Charleston Meals on Wheels program Saturday

  Family Yuletide at Middleton Place

Group holds book sale to benefit Charleston libraries

  ‘Cops on the Coop’ event to raise money for Special Olympics

Coastal Carolina Fair opens Thursday

  Registration begins for Holiday Festival of Lights Fun Run and Walk

  Georgetown Wooden Boat Show coming this weekend

  During Charleston visit, retired Israeli general praises Trump decision on Iran nuclear deal