Alexis Simmons

Alexis Simmons


Charleston, SC

Professional Experience:

I am starting my professional experience with Live 5 News! 


I attended the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill where I double majored in broadcast journalism and political science. 


I'm a native of Macon, Georgia, but I consider the Lowcountry my hometown because I've lived here since middle school. I have many ties to this area and my family lives here too! 


My parents are my biggest supporters and I thank them for always encouraging me. I have a little sister in high school middle school who loves to dance and read books. It's so fun being back in the Lowcountry to see her grow up!

Hobbies & Interests:

I love spending time with my family and friends whether it's a day at the beach, trying a new restaurant or working on a new craft with my little sister. I played basketball throughout middle and high school so I always enjoy playing sports and going to sporting events too!

Likes Best About the Lowcountry:

I love that I can be a tourist in my own city. There's always new activities to explore and great restaurants to try. The beautiful weather is always a plus!


  • University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill - Double majored in broadcast journalism and political science.

Recent Articles by Alexis

Funeral homes work to comfort families amidst pandemic service restrictions

South Carolina lawmakers push for quicker vaccination process

Inmate sues SC Department of Corrections following stabbing

  MUSC nurse receives Lowcountry’s first COVID vaccine dose

White House report: ‘COVID risk to all Americans is at a historic high’

Free online mental health screening tool available to S.C. residents

S.C. Republican lawmakers show support for election fraud investigation

Man found on railroad tracks in Goose Creek remains unidentified and in hospital

SC inmates concerned about spread of COVID-19 and deaths in prisons

S.C. lawmakers approve $40 million in grants for minority, small businesses

Court Records: Mt. Pleasant to pay family $3M after man dies following encounter with police

New York family reunites with dog in N.Charleston after owner dies in bicycle crash

S.C. Million Womxn’s March promotes unity and change

  U.S. Attorney announces indictments against 3 in Andrews postal worker’s killing

Body of missing boater found at Bonneau Beach identified

Boeing plane assembled in N.Charleston being used to test safety and eco-friendly technologies

Activist groups protest Confederate flag, make demands for City of Charleston

State pays man $50K following lawsuit, attack at Columbia prison

Beaufort, Hilton Head pass mask ordinances; 5 other communities to decide Monday

2-year-old boy from Ladson becomes organ donor, saves three children’s lives

Charleston waives building permit fees related to repairs following riots

No reopening day set for SC AME churches; health disparities among African Americans a factor

MUSC, state health officials to release app to improve contact tracing to slow spread of COVID-19

Initiative seeks public input to document African American experience during coronavirus pandemic

Call center adds Saturday hours for unemployment claims in S.C.

Venomous snake gets stuck in 3-month-old’s stroller in Goose Creek

Mother, son injured after car crashes into Summerville home

DD2 partners with Rotary Club of Summerville to distribute 10,000 meals to families in need

Summerville nursing home facing two pending lawsuits and DHEC violations

Lawsuit claims Mt. Pleasant man developed cancer after using Roundup herbicide