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

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

Coastal Conservation League cuts ribbon on new headquarters

  Hospital, police host safe disposal event for unused, expired medications

  3 of 5 Charleston mayoral candidates discuss planning for city’s future

  Hundreds of military spouses, kids given care packages in N. Charleston

  New park opens on Daniel Island

  New town hall opens in Hollywood

  Group releases schedule of events for teacher rally at SC statehouse

  Citadel cadets win $10K to start their own business

  Live 5 Investigates: More than $300K paid for CCSD special project

  Charleston RiverDogs to become ‘Perros Santos’ for 4 games during 2019 season

  North Charleston high school student working to make drinking water safer

  Racial bias audit of the Charleston police department underway

  Live 5 Investigates: Where you are most likely to win the lottery

  Live 5 Investigates: More than 100 items deemed missing from Ralph H. Johnson VA Medical Center

  Charleston Co. EMS encouraging businesses to install, register defibrillators

Each second counts when it comes to a cardiac arrest

  MUSC’s new Shawn Jenkins Children’s Hospital is on time and on budget

  MUSC’s new Shawn Jenkins Children’s Hospital on time, on budget

  Reading Partners in desperate need for volunteers to help students

  Haunted Charleston: Battery Carriage House Inn

Crews respond to vehicle crash, fire on Jedburg Road

Lowcountry teen among those who will benefit from charity heart walk Saturday

  Lowcountry mayors form disaster relief fund to aid Florence recovery efforts

  Last minute shelter shuttle will run Thursday in Dorchester, Charleston Counties