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

  CCSD looking to fill nutrition service positions before start of school year

  CCSD set to fund four Mission Critical Actions next month, add diversity training and mental health counselors

  Homeless Period Project works to provide free hygiene products to students

  College of Charleston dealing with a shortage of public safety officers

  Tarnished badges: Officers charged with protecting us ending up charged with a crime

  Charleston County gearing up for 2020 election, acquiring new voting equipment

We asked CofC about police staffing; They asked for cash to consider answering.

  Discipline concerns from CCSD alternative school paint picture of what’s going on inside school walls

  CCSD school board members asked to ‘stand down’ in letter from board chair

  Bill to change SC dropout age has new hope after separate bill goes into law

  Backlash rolls in after CCSD board member speaks out about Burke High

  Record number of Charleston County evictions leads to new court system

  Dozens of CCSD teacher positions still need to be filled with only a few weeks left in break

  CCSD working on goals to ensure students graduate on target

  2020 presidential candidate Steyer visits Charleston, talks about state of education

  Newly-released CCSD teacher survey gives insight into district

  Orangeburg residential facility operating without license forced to close

  CCSD providing free summer lunches to ensure no kid goes hungry

  CCSD charter school files lawsuit against school board

  ’Emanuel’ Documentary has final showing before RiverDogs game

  More young people getting plastic surgery with increase in social media filters

  New home development coming to Johns Island

  More teacher positions, higher salaries in new BCSD budget

  CCSD school board sets preliminary changes in motion

  Charleston County recyclables being sent to landfill after machine breaks down

  Future of CCSD: Newly-proposed recommendations could have big impact on district

  Nationwide push for family leave time sparking conversation in Lowcountry

  City of Charleston to spend an estimated $700,000 on Longborough Dock

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

  CCSD school board gives preliminary approval to change bullying policy