Debi Chard

Debi Chard


Charleston, SC

Professional Experience:

Anchor/Managing Editor, WCSC-TV, Medical Reporter

Has served as news director, producer, assignment editor, reporter

Award-winning journalist

PBS Roundtable Host

Mini-Fellowship Kaiser Family Foundation

South Carolina Medical Association Television Journalism Award 2003

July 15, 2003 was proclaimed Debi Chard Day in the City of Charleston for, "Dedicated service to the welfare of her fellow citizens."


BA, University of Iowa, double major in Journalism and Speech and Dramatic Arts

Mississippi State, Certificate of Broadcast Meteorology

Hobbies/Interests/Community Involvement:

All warm-weather outdoor activities, interior design, working on restoring houses, movies, reading. I love the arts, especially ballet and dance.


Two girls and one boy

Favorite Books and Music:

Books- Anything by Clive Cussler - I have had the opportunity to meet him and do a story on his search for The Hunley on two occasions.

Music- There are all kinds of music in my house.

Most Interesting Assignments:

My foreign reporting includes Egypt, the former Yugoslavia, the Philippines, China, Taiwan, Hong Kong and Costa Rica. I have also covered natural disasters including Hurricane Gilbert (Jamaica), Andrew (Florida), Katrina, Irene and floods in Iowa.


  • Mini-Fellowship Kaiser Family Foundation
  • 2003 - South Carolina Medical Association Television Journalism Award
  • July 15, 2003 was proclaimed Debi Chard Day in the City of Charleston for "Dedicated service to the welfare of her fellow citizens."

Recent Articles by Debi

College of Charleston contends ‘no conspiracy’ in coach’s lawsuit

  Documents: College of Charleston athletic director, baseball coach destroyed evidence

  Court documents allege College of Charleston athletic director lied, deleted evidence

  College of Charleston ordered to hand over athletic director, baseball coach devices

  Live 5 Investigates: Jailed Unjustly

  ‘Jailed Unjustly’

Live 5 News Investigates: Jailed Unjustified

  Nearly half of SC death row inmates going to court over solitary confinement

  Park Service has plan to protect historic Fort Sumter

  Live 5 Investigates: Rare, but deadly brain-eating amoeba

Talking statues bringing history to life in downtown Charleston

Coast Guard reminding public about boating safety as summer nears

Lowcountry group helps new moms battling postpartum depression

Suit settled in alleged frat party sexual assault

  Live 5 Investigates: Hush money and alleged gang rape

  Live 5 Investigates: Sexual harassment costs us all

From governor to UN ambassador: Nikki Haley looks back on first year in New York

Documents show why Michael Slager sentenced 20 years instead of life

Live 5 Investigates: Protecting your house from fire

Charleston Co. has most flu cases in S.C., DHEC says

Report: South Carolina gets "D" on premature births

Report: no change in baby death rate in SC

Hurricane impact felt in the Lowcountry

New plan in place for Don Holt paint project

Report: Weather caused Tarpageddon on Don Holt Bridge

Firefighters rescue vacationing family with baby from Pawleys Island beach home during Irma

Sullivan's Island residents continue cleanup after Irma damages homes, erodes dunes

Seniors rush to purchase park passes ahead of price hike

Charleston Co. suing telecommunications companies to recover 911 center funds

Groundbreaking college campus high school to open in Charleston County