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

  ‘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

  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

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

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

  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

  South Carolina should know by election night or next day results of 2020 races

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

Charleston County parents given 5 days to choose virtual or in-person

SC school district spending $6 million on plexiglass, contact tracing, safety measures

Group calls for state funding to be withheld from cities removing monuments

Georgetown County firefighter fired after making racially insensitive, violent posts

  S.C. superintendent: Decisions on reopening schools shouldn’t be made by ‘bureaucrats’ in DC

Orangeburg may remove Confederate statue from city park

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

VIDEO: Charleston protester arrested minutes after praising police

SC cattle farmers worry about their future, warn of beef shortage

Beaufort man recovering from COVID-19 at home after 21 days on ventilator

At least 20 planes destroyed at Walterboro airport after possible tornado

  Family says 6-year-old dropped off by bus miles from stop, passerby called 911

Lowcountry Gullah folk band wins big at the Grammy Awards

S.C. family hangs 75 handprints on Christmas tree for all those they fostered

Man accused of sexually assaulting boys at church will not testify

Authorities investigating after worker dies in S.C. cement plant accident

  Family, friends remember legendary Coach John McKissick