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

Higher education institutions issuing refunds to help relieve COVID-19 financial burden

  Lowcountry Strong: Family pledging to match $500K in donations to Coastal Community Foundation

  S.C. self-employed workers wait for word on unemployment benefits

  4,000 patients tested at MUSC’s drive-thru specimen collection site for novel coronavirus

  Local Charleston restaurant donating meals to front line defenders, encourages others to do the same

  Lowcountry Strong: Restaurant owners donate generous tip to nonprofit

  3 in Charleston’s homeless community asked to self-isolate, await COVID-19 test results

  SCDMV working on appointment system, should be implemented in the next couple of weeks

  MUSC opens drop-off location for supply donations

  Teachers adjusting workflow for online learning

  Lowcountry municipalities announce restricted beach access in response to COVID-19

  Church making sure kids have rides to go get free meals

  Closing Lowcountry beaches not off the table amid concerns over Coronavirus

  SC leader taking Lowcountry nonprofit to court

  IOP to consider multi-million dollar repairs to public safety building

  Dorchester Co. will consider putting money toward fire safety for expanding business

  IRS: People who make the least are more likely to be audited than anyone else

  Agency aims to bring more affordable workforce housing to Charleston County

Grand opening of new W. Ashley Harris Teeter pushed back one week

  New senior living community coming to James Island

  Thousands of S.C. teachers left their positions last school year

  DHEC: New MUSC Sean Jenkins Children’s Hospital to face final inspection next week

One80 Place asking for design approval for new multi-use building

  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