Michal Higdon

Michal Higdon

Anchor/Reporter

Charleston, SC

Professional Experience:

WIS TV -- News Anchor/Reporter

Emmy award-winning journalist

Awards:

2-time Emmy-winning journalist

News Philosophy:

Being fair and accurate are two of the most important things when it comes to news. My goal is to bring news to the community that THEY are impacted by and care about.

Hometown:

Orlando, Florida

Education:

University of Florida – Bachelor’s Degree in Broadcast Journalism with a minor in Business Administration.

Family:

My parents live in Hilton Head. My sister graduated from Auburn in May 2018 and is now a pilot.

Hobbies & Interests:

When I’m not reporting or watching the news I love spending time with family and friends — and being involved/volunteering in the community is extremely important to me! I LOVE sports — playing, watching and debating about them — and I have an assortment of teams (Florida Gators, Tennessee Titans, Atlanta Braves, Orlando Magic and Nashville Predators). I enjoy exploring new things, traveling to new places and meeting new people! I love the outdoors and I’m always up for an adventure — from hiking to skydiving, riding roller coasters and more!

Favorite Books:

Head Ball Coach: My Life in Football by Steve Spurrier

Mere Christianity by C.S. Lewis (I love anything by C.S. Lewis)

The Snowden Files: The Inside Story of the World’s Most Wanted Man by Luke Harding

The Question of God by Dr. Armand M. Nicholi, Jr.

Likes Best About the Lowcountry:

I would need an entire book to name everything I love about the Lowcountry! Some of the top:

The people: Living in a place with southern hospitality is like no other!

The history: Oh, if the streets could talk!! There are SO many incredible stories the Lowcountry has to offer!

The atmosphere: I love that there is ALWAYS something to do! You have the hustle and bustle on King Street, the calming waves on the beach and so many things to explore!

Most interesting assignment:

I've been able to cover a variety of interesting assignments – both good and bad.

A story I will never forget, however, is the historic flood that hit South Carolina in 2015. There are hundreds of stories I covered from during the event and after the fact. But the most interesting story actually came on the year anniversary of the flood. I walked through one neighborhood, that had been under water, with a local firefighter who performed dozens of water rescues. Hearing his memory of the flood, his description of houses almost completely underwater and the lives he was able to save… It’s a story I will never forget.

Awards:

  • Two-time Emmy winner

Education:

  • University of Florida – Bachelor’s Degree in Broadcast Journalism with a minor in Business Administration.

Recent Articles by Michal

  AstraZeneca trial continuing at MUSC; doctors hopeful FDA approval could come soon

  Scammers targeting local businesses, threatening to cut off power

  CCSD Mission Critical: Transition between Mary Ford and Chicora

  House Majority Whip Jim Clyburn speaks on violence at the Capitol

  Fact or Fiction: Does TikTok remedy actually bring back taste, smell after COVID?

  New map shows where highspeed internet is and isn’t available

  Thousands in SC wait for broadband internet access as deadline looms

  Medical facility closer to being constructed in Orangeburg County

  More S.C. parents saying no to common vaccines

  You Paid For It: Construction to start soon on new pedestrian bridge in McClellanville

  Multi-million dollar Charleston Water emergency center coming to Hanahan

  Hundreds of CCSD staff to take part in racial equity training

  Dominion Energy to hold virtual hearings on proposed price increases

  Neighbors warning of package thief on Johns Island

  MUSC continuing COVID-19 vaccine trial and study

  Hundreds of elder care facilities not allowing visitors

  Live 5 Investigates: Charleston Police turn mistakes during riot into lessons learned

  IOP committee set to discuss next steps for developing city marina

  Charleston County Council approves new FEMA flood maps

  Tuesday is final day for public comment on new Ridgeville Walmart facility

  ’Save Our Stages’ Act introduced to help live music and performing arts venues

  9/11 Silent Walk held virtually from Patriots Point this year

  Glenn McConnell Widening project construction could start early next year

  Library working improve students’ internet access in rural areas

  New Charleston County schools open despite pandemic

  Teachers: Different strategies planned for keeping attendance this upcoming school year

  Georgetown leaders plead for people to take census amid low response rate

  Traffic Alert: Ridgeville highway set to close for construction work

  Doctors say coronavirus situation improving, but warn not to let your guard down

  New park-and-ride slated for upper Charleston Peninsula