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

  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

  Junior League of Charleston host diaper drive

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

Rotary duck race migrates to new waterway

Charleston County Public Library teams up with CCSD for summer reading program

Salute to Service concert Friday night at Joe Riley Park

The Taste of Gullah and The Sweetgrass Festival

  Run Charlie Run 5K Race

West Ashley High Football team to host annual fund-raising golf tournament

Officers to run in Coast to Capital Torch Run For Special Olympics

Georgetown Co to host annual Blessing of The Inlet

The Huger Maypole Festival to be held at Keith Schoolhouse Museum

Joint Base Charleston Air and Space Expo wraps up, visitors complain about traffic delays

Live music, food trucks at the North Charleston Arts Fest

North Charleston Pops to perform blockbuster hits at Performing Arts Center

Dragon Boat Charleston hosts annual festival

Charleston in Water Boat Show starts Friday

Seniors at Pinewood Prep to host Back Nine 5K Race and Fun Run

Ronald McDonald House announces first annual Plane Pull