Kolbie Satterfield

Kolbie Satterfield

Reporter

Charleston, SC

Professional Experience:

While in college I worked for KOMU-TV, the NBC affiliate, in Columbia, Missouri for four years. I kept myself busy while working as a MMJ reporter, anchor, producer, and digital producer.

Hometown:

St. James, Missouri – a very small town smack dab in the middle of rural Missouri. I grew up on a farm so Charleston is a great change of pace!

Education:

I received my B.S. in Journalism with an emphasis in Broadcast from the Missouri School of Journalism at the University of Missouri. I am also very aware I’m a rare Mizzou Tiger fan living in the wrong part of SEC nation.

Family:

I have two sisters, three brothers, two step-brothers, (are you confused yet?), two dogs and a whole lot of cows – it’s a lot to keep up with! I have the absolute best family and some awesome grandparents who remain the best support system. All my family lives back in Missouri, so they’re really excited to have a new place to vacation .

Hobbies & Interests:

When I am not in the newsroom I love spending time with good friends and even better southern food (if you have a good food recommendation please fill me in)! If I’m not out exploring all the Lowcountry has to offer you can either find me cooking in the kitchen, fishing off a boat, hiking some trails, or on the beach with a really good book. I also grew up an avid hunter so excited so join a skeet team and learn about the hunting seasons down south!

Favorite Books/Music:

Reading is one of my favorite things to do! If you have any good book recommendations, please send them my way as well! A couple of my favorite books are Wild by Cheryl Strayed, The Da Vinci Code by Robert Langdon, and the classic Where the Red Fern Grows by Wilson Rawls.

Likes Best About the Lowcountry:

The delicious food, friendly people, and endless beautiful things to go explore!

Most interesting assignment:I absolutely love weather and studied meteorology in college, which is fitting because my most interesting assignment deals with weather. I covered rapid floods that consumed the heart of Missouri and after many detours and reroutes arrived to a flooded neighborhood along Lake of the Ozarks. There I told the stories of people losing their homes to the high waters. I also spoke with officials who managed the flood gates for a large lake near the area that contributed to the flooding. In the end, their stories didn't add up. That story taught me a lot about fact checking everything – and I mean everything.

Education:

  • B.S. in Journalism with an emphasis in Broadcast - Missouri School of Journalism at the University of Missouri

Recent Articles by Kolbie

  Newly-proposed horse carriage rule would allow city to pull carriages in emergency

  CCSD school board gives preliminary approval to change bullying policy

  Where is that dredge material going? A look at the AIWW dredge project

  Charleston County addressing concerns on Tecklenburg Dr. resurfacing, says work still to be done

  SCDOT moves forward with I-526 plans after lawmakers approve preliminary funding

  Traffic top concern as U.S. Women’s Open Championship comes to Charleston

  CCSD wants SROs in every school; law enforcement agencies unsure who will provide it

  New guidelines aim to crack down on what happens inside Charleston parking garages

  Gold Star family continues tradition of honoring fallen loved one

Telehealth technology brings MUSC providers to CCSD nurses offices within minutes

  CCSD staff member recovering from concussion after being attacked by student

  Live 5 Investigates: Sexual assaults inside lowcountry schools

  Police investigating fight that broke out after high school prom

  Residents file class-action lawsuit against Mt. Pleasant Waterworks

  CCSD teachers report low morale in latest teacher survey

  Isle of Palms dredge disposal site gets new look following months of work

  ‘More needs to be done:’ Bullying issues result in community rally

  Judge suspends sentence for woman who pleaded guilty in fatal hit-and-run at Northwoods Mall

  Human Trafficking bill gains traction as legislative session comes to an end

  Major overhaul could be coming to Charleston County’s 911 dispatch center

  New guidelines outline how officer involved incidents are dealt with

  BCSD Superintendent apologizes after district statement brings backlash

  CCSD to stay open despite over 500 teachers taking off to attend education rally in Columbia

  Charleston Co. School District one cent sales tax to go on 2020 ballot

  New developments could be in the works for NOMO district of downtown Charleston

  CCSD board gives preliminary approval to nearly billion dollar budget

  Money poured into improving Charleston County justice department yields results

  Traffic complaints lead to safety checkpoint in Ladson community

  CCSD mission critical meetings aim to fix failing schools

  Proposed West Ashley car dealership brings push back from community