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

  Charleston native taking on President Trump and VP Biden in November

  Residency of candidates for SC House District 109 being challenged by wife of third candidate

  Graduation parade for Coastal Carolina University graduate

  Lowcountry businesses feeling economic stress from COVID-19 pandemic

  Orangeburg removal service taking extra precautions

Coronavirus affecting what happens with Charleston police’s lost and found items

  As stock market reacts to coronavirus real estate being pushed as alternative investing strategy

  Black History Month: Interview with Super Bowl Champion Alex Brown

  Black History Month: Remembering the 1969 hospital workers’ strike

  ‘We Shall Overcome,’ anthem of Civil Rights movement, had Charleston roots

  Lowcountry Civil Rights icon Esau Jenkins honored at national museum

  Group promoting value of fathers for children holding gala celebration

  Black History Month: Remembering ‘The Big Bopper’

  Crews removing tree near old slave mart in downtown Charleston

  Preservation group sues to stop downtown historic building from becoming a hotel

  Former maintenance worker suing Williamsburg County School District

Challenger ousts incumbent in Charleston City Council race’s unofficial results

  North Charleston hosts national Black History Conference

  Mount Pleasant real estate boomed after Hurricane Hugo

  Patient claims dentist pulled teeth, never completed work to fix smile

  Local students recreate moon landing missions

  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

Emanuel AME honors two victims of shooting with special luncheon

Couple: False shoplifting accusations by police and local business hurt

NCPD Chief Reggie Burgess honors Liberty Hill students for academic success

Charleston County School of the Arts senior to represent SC in National Oratorical Contest