Michal Higdon

Michal Higdon


Charleston, SC

Professional Experience:

WIS TV -- News Anchor/Reporter

Emmy award-winning journalist


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.


Orlando, Florida


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


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.


  • Two-time Emmy winner


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

Recent Articles by Michal

  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

  Charities breaking the law, soliciting donations while on suspension

  Charleston mayoral candidates speak on different issues facing the city

  Reading Partners needs hundreds of volunteers to help Lowcountry students

  Mt. Pleasant student who is blind gifted new cane with GPS

  Teen who battles seizures has wish granted at SC Aquarium

  Live 5 anchor Bill Sharpe reflects on Hurricane Hugo

  Neighbors upset with how early construction crews are starting work at old Sgt. Jasper site

  Group releases preliminary findings in Charleston police racial bias audit

  Hurricane Dorian debris remains curbside in nearly 200 Mt. Pleasant neighborhoods

  Thousands expected to walk the Ravenel Bridge to honor 9/11 victims

  Neighbors turn to license plate reading cameras to help fight crime

  Newly-hatched turtles heading toward buildings instead of ocean on Folly Beach

Newly hatched turtles heading toward buildings instead of ocean on Folly Beach

  3 new schools open as school year begins in Charleston Co.

  Random search team set for school year in Charleston County

  Number of students exempt from vaccines on the rise

  BCSD: Teachers going back with 6 percent raise, some positions still need to be filled

  North Charleston selling fire station off of Rivers Avenue

  Growing vulture population damaging recreation complex, neighbors say

  Hundreds of internet devices purchased for BCSD students

  Dozens of kids with disabilities participate in Carolina Panthers camp

Dozens gather to voice concerns regarding the International African American Museum

  Live 5 Investigates: More than 166K parking tickets written in downtown Charleston last year

Summerville cuts ribbon on new community center

  Deputies investigating paragliding crash in Berkeley County

  Funding available to cover supervision of students with special needs that could have prevented lawsuit, officials say

Lawsuit: Bullying drives ten-year-old special needs child to the brink of taking his own life