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

  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

  Community input needed for Charleston’s 10-year Comprehensive Plan

  CSU classes resume with changes in place amid COVID-19 Pandemic

  State investigates reports of people ‘double dipping’ in unemployment funds

  Hundreds of evictions filed in the Tri-County since moratorium lifted

  New interactive map launched to help find free food giveaways

  Opening date of new West Ashley library delayed

  Hospitals looking at protocols in place for tropical systems in the midst of coronavirus

  Rooftop pool, bar could be coming to large hotel in downtown Charleston

Nancy Mace donates plasma after recovering from COVID-19

  Deadline to register for BCSD learning pathway for upcoming school year

  Construction on Ashley River Crossing pedestrian, bike bridge could take a year to begin

  Charleston Co. School District to vote on reopening plans

McMaster appoints 9 new members to school board

  Hundreds of boxes of fresh produce and food to be given away Friday morning.

  New cleaning procedures, safety measures in place on school buses

  11,000 kids, teens tested positive for coronavirus

  James Island leaders to consider allowing new car wash

  Leaders to discuss high school sports seasons for the 2020-2021 school year

  Revitalization commission getting updates on three major drainage projects in West Ashley