Rob Way

Rob Way

Anchor & 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

  SC Superintendent: Process for transgender athletes ‘works well,’ opposes bill

  SC Superintendent doesn’t think COVID vaccine will ever be required for students

  SC lawmakers may use Trump’s 1776 Report to shape US history curriculum

  S.C. will use SCANA CEO’s $5 million fine to help customers pay electric bills

  ‘These are superspreader settings’: Maskless crowds seen after S.C. bar restrictions lifted

  Power grid expert gives South Carolina a ‘C’ in winter weather preparedness

  Police release surveillance stills in gas station shooting, robbery

  Colleton Co. schools confirm 2021 -22 calendar, set school start date

  S.C ambulance company: Without more funding, hurricane evacuations of hospitals may take longer

  Thousands of vaccine-eligible S.C. residents don’t have driver’s licenses, prompting access concerns

  ‘We’re getting tired:’ S.C. nurses share experience inside COVID units

  More than 100 S.C. school nurses using smart thermometers to track fevers, potential outbreaks

  Flu cases across South Carolina ‘exquisitely low’ as COVID-19 spreads

Rep. Wendell Gilliard says now is not the time to send teachers, kids back to school

  S.C. Superintendent says schools need to offer in-person option, warns against winter sports

Charleston Co. School Board chair gets COVID-19 vaccine to show confidence

  28-year-old man dies in early-morning Charleston officer-involved shooting

  Charleston VA begins COVID-19 vaccinations

  S.C. superintendent ‘alarmed’ as school districts report increase in number of failing students

  S.C. superintendent not told about governor’s announcement on school testing program

  School board members push for answers after unexplained $100k ‘student injury’ settlement

  NCFD: Crews respond to fire at potato chip plant

  Lowcountry shops look to Small Business Saturday for a boost during pandemic

  MUSC may start offering rapid COVID-19 testing at Charleston Airport next week

  Charleston Co. Schools pays out $100k for ‘student injury,’ refuses to explain

  Infectious disease expert calls maskless crowds outside downtown Charleston bars ‘stunningly stupid’

  Charter school’s students switch to at-home learning after staffer’s positive COVID-19 test

  Charleston VA to take part in second COVID-19 treatment trial

  5 new Charleston Co. School Board members elected, 3 incumbents ousted

  Graham wins reelection over Harrison in U.S. Senate race