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

  Digital billboard proposed along Bees Ferry Road could receive final approval Tuesday

New Harris Teeter in W. Ashley set to open in February

  Lawsuit: Berkeley Co. family unable to escape deadly fire because of unremovable bars on windows

  CARTA expected to give update on fleet of electric buses being phased into service

  Legal warnings issued against two Lowcountry charities

  Deputies respond to fight outside all-night skate event at Ladson skating rink

  Salvation Army’s Red Kettle program falls tens of thousands of dollars short of goal

  Presidential Candidate Andrew Yang meets voters in West Ashley couple’s living room

  One dead after accident in church parking lot in W. Ashley

  FBI, SLED investigating church fire in Georgetown County

  Harris Teeter along Bees Ferry set to open in first quarter of 2020, other businesses and restaurants to follow

Veteran who has logged more than 7,000 hours retires as East Cooper Medical volunteer

  Charleston Co. Public Libraries leading charge in S.C. against top publishing company

Documents: James Island Charter students spent $680K on bus transportation

  New ownership allows apartments on Johns Island to stay affordable

  Tuesday marks deadline for companies interested in CCSD partnership

  New business license tax could cost Mt. Pleasant property owners $8.5 million, mayor says

  $87 million set aside to improve water mains throughout the greater Charleston area

  Billboards around Charleston area honor North Charleston police chief

  As Battery seawall construction begins, comments show residents concerned about parking

  Giving Tuesday: Check to see how S.C. nonprofits are spending donations

  What Thanksgiving travelers should know going through Charleston International Airport

  Examining the ad telling you to call Joe Cunningham to stop impeachment

  SCDOT taking public comments on I-526 expansion to help choose preferred plan

  Live 5 Investigates: Charleston mayoral race attracted $175k in developer-related money

  Timeline: CCSD’s actions that have lead to potential changes

  CARTA unveils new electric buses

  Mt. Pleasant town council expected to vote on drafting letter to oppose area school changes

  N. Charleston veteran gifted home from Habitat for Humanity on Veterans Day

  Boone Hall announces conservation easement to further protect property