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

Feds deny S.C. Dept. of Ed. request to waive end-of-year assessments

With MUSC trial underway, fourth COVID-19 vaccine waits for approval

Police: Porch Pirate steals 4-year-old’s package in N. Charleston

Georgetown Co. residents anticipating flooding after dam spilling operations

Protesters hold ‘Stop the Hate’ rally in Charleston

Nonprofit helping clients with unemployment insurance overpayment appeals

Unemployment benefit recipients asked to pay back funds after overpayment notices

Dog rescued from China meat trade has new life in Charleston

SC bill considered to create transitional foster care resources

Staffing shortages linked to coronavirus in Georgetown County School District

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

New coronavirus prevention efforts underway in prisons; inmates remain concerned

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

Largest container ship to visit U.S. east coast arrives in Charleston

DHEC: Discrepancies in COVID test results blamed on delayed reporting

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

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

  Georgetown County woman paid $187K following lawsuit over amputation

Gov. McMaster to release nursing home visitation guidelines soon

Palmetto Project helping people navigate unemployment insurance process

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

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

  Georgetown Co. School Board approves reopening recommendations

Memorial parade planned for tow truck driver killed in Don Holt Bridge crash

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

Charleston waives building permit fees related to repairs following riots

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

  85-year-old veteran, family narrowly escape collapsed roof following storm