Rob Way

Rob Way

Reporter

Charleston, SC

Professional Experience:

I’m beyond excited to be starting my professional experience at Live 5 News!

News Philosophy:

My job as a journalist is to report the truth, stick to the facts, and ask the tough questions. It’s also important in whatever way I can to give a voice to the voiceless. At the end of the day, I’m trying to help shine a light in places it may never have been shined.

Hometown:

Norwood, Massachusetts (about 30 minutes from Boston)

Education:

I graduated from the Emerson College where I earned a degree in Journalism.

Family:

My family and friends may be 1,000 miles away but their support is stronger than ever. I’m glad to report I got the whole family and many friends all set up with the Live 5 News App, so they’ll be all up to date with everything happening in the Lowcountry.

Hobbies & Interests:

I love to be outside in the sun whether I’m on the golf course, on my deck, or at the beach.

Favorite Books/Music:

My favorite book is To Kill A Mockingbird by Harper Lee, and my favorite kind of music is country. I’m a huge Darius Rucker fan!

Likes Best About the Lowcountry:

I’m already in love with the Lowcountry. The people have been so kind, the food has tasted so good, and the beaches have been so nice. I’m excited to keep exploring this incredible place. Please let me know if you have any recommendations on food, beaches, or just fun places to go.

Most interesting assignment:

Up in Massachusetts, cranberry bogs are a popular sight to see. So, I got in one to learn about the fascinating way the berry is harvested and the economic significance they have in the state. I had a blast wading into the water as the berries were being knocked from their vines. If you have a chance look up how they’re harvested... it’s quite the process.

Education:

  • Graduated from the Emerson College where I earned a degree in Journalism.

Recent Articles by Rob

  10 Colleton Co. students in quarantine after 2 teachers test positive for COVID-19

  Charleston Co. schools may need 2 years to catch up students because of pandemic

  School board member’s lawyer sends group cease and desist letter over ‘defamatory’ ad

  Former S.C. prison warden, associate get thousands in payout after inmate escape

  Berkeley Co. student with autism paid almost $200k in settlement with school district

  New nurse will allow ‘easier' access to COVID-19 vaccine in Charleston schools

  Charleston Co. School Board delays reconvening group that once cost $300k

  Mt. Pleasant school sets up tents for outdoor classroom space

  Charleston County School Board members approve pay raises for themselves

  Charleston Co. School Board members may give themselves a pay raise

  Charleston Co. schools plan to distribute COVID-19 vaccine when available

  Dorchester County parents reworking schedules after school district changes plans

  Charleston VA involved in 'very promising’ COVID-19 treatment trial

  Graham says Trump in ‘good spirits’ after testing positive for COVID-19

  More Charleston County students return in person; 1,500 still on wait list

  Charleston, Dorchester Co. Schools prepare buses for influx of students

  Charleston Co. schools to offer rapid COVID-19 testing for students, teachers

  Charleston Co. School Board approves $500 teacher bonuses

  Hundreds sign petition to reopen Dorchester Co. schools full time

  Isle of Palms reversing permanent parking ban after SCDOT letter

  S.C. teachers ‘step out’ during statewide protest over budget

  Shirtless student hacks into Colleton County virtual class

  Thousands of Dorchester County students return in person

  Charleston County Schools launching its own ‘learning pods’ in October

  Charleston Co. students could be relocated as more return in person

  Charleston Co. Schools double hotline staff as parents face long wait times

Cyber incidents at Lucy Beckham High School interrupt classes

  North Charleston mother misses work, calls virtual learning an ‘epic fail’

  Thousands of Charleston County students return in person for first day of school

  Back-to-school guide: Charleston County to reopen Tuesday