Alexis Simmons

Alexis Simmons

Anchor/Reporter

Charleston, SC

Professional Experience:

I am starting my professional experience with Live 5 News! 

Education:

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

Hometown:

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! 

Family:

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!

Education:

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

Recent Articles by Alexis

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

Missing 7-year-old from Charleston found safe

  Colleton County teacher arrested on two felony counts of criminal sexual conduct with minor

  Woman captures North Charleston shooting on Snapchat while escaping bullets

  Report: Orangeburg County high school student chokes student with belt on bus

Lowcountry residents protest Lindsey Graham’s support of Brett Kavanaugh