Raphael James

Raphael James


Charleston, SC

Professional Experience:

WJBF News Anchor/ Reporter

WPRW 107.7 Radio News Director

WBBQ 104.3 FM Mobile News Reporter

News Philosophy:

My job is to help, to inform and to be true; not just to you, but to myself.


B.S. Mass Communications

Paine College Augusta, Georgia


Augusta, Georgia

Organizations and Community Involvement:

Raphael and wife Sarena developed a website onaisle9.com to encourage other families with special needs children and as a resource for others looking to learn more about special needs.

Raphael is also a part of:

Kappa Alpha Psi Fraternity, Inc.

National Association of Black Journalists

Boys and Girls Club of America



Relaxing with family, Public Speaking, Golf, Basketball, Chess, Reading, Writing


Married to wife Sarena with 2 daughters and a son

Favorite Book:

The Mis-Education of the Negro by Carter G. Woodson

Likes Best about the Lowcountry:

I love the people, the history, and living so close to the ocean. (That is until the next big storm.)


  • B.S. Mass Communications from Paine College in Augusta, Georgia

Recent Articles by Raphael

  Family of man with Lowcountry ties presumed killed in plane crash issues statement

  South Carolina is one of five states with no hate crime laws

  Examining the transparency of South Carolina’s body camera law

Trident Technical College hosts Raphael James for talk on Tuskegee Airmen

  Live 5 Investigates: Solitary for social media