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

  S.C. state superintendent says reopening schools decision shouldn’t be made by “bureaucrats” in DC

Charleston Co. Schools may push start date as COVID-19 cases climb

  Charleston County Schools giving parents a choice: virtual or in-person. But, there’s a deadline.

  7-percent of MUSC’s COVID-19 inpatients are children

  Charleston Airport sees highest traveler numbers since pandemic began

  Firework complaints double in parts of Lowcountry as sales soar

  Durham continues fight to be Charleston Co. school bus provider as new company starts

  Governor signs bill that changes how Charleston Co. School Board members get elected

  Orangeburg may remove Confederate statue from city park

  Charleston Co. Schools considers mask requirement for students

  Governor set to review bill that reshapes the Charleston County School Board

  Charleston Co. Schools offering all students an online option next year

Bill to reshape how Charleston Co. School Board members get elected heads to governor’s desk

  SC state lawmaker urges governor to require face masks in public

  Charleston Co. Schools to look at all facility names after one had confederate ties

  Charleston Co. School District fires second employee in same week over ‘offensive’ post

  Board could rename downtown Charleston school named for Confederate treasurer

  City expected to make announcement on Calhoun statue Wednesday

  Charleston Co. School District employee fired over ‘highly offensive’ social media comments

  Three downtown Charleston restaurants temporarily close after employees test positive for COVID-19

  Charleston County sees record high mail-in voting in June primary

  Charleston County Schools allowed to make up hurricane days virtually next year

  SC rideshare drivers feeling ‘threatened’ by unemployment office email

  Protests continue in Charleston for fifth straight day

  VIDEO: Charleston protester arrested minutes after praising police

  Charleston County Schools launching task force to create reopening plan

  ‘It’s really a massive undertaking’: Charleston Co. high schools plan virtual graduations

  SC road tests resume, being done in DMV parking lots

  Charleston Co. students may return to school one week earlier in August

  Charleston Airport not expected to rebound to pre-pandemic traveler numbers until 2022