Alissa Holmes

Professional Experience: Before coming to Live 5, I worked as a morning reporter in Augusta, GA for over a year. During my time in Augusta I was voted Augusta Magazine's "Best Local TV Reporter." News Philosophy: I believe that the duty of local journalists is to foster community by sharing stories that inform, create change, and enlighten. "Storytelling is ultimately the only way to share with our tribesmen what it means to be human, express the indefinable feelings that unite human experiences." Hometown:: I was born and raised in Charleston! I graduated from James Island Charter High School. I also attended The Charleston County School of the Arts. Education: I graduated from the University of South Carolina where I majored in Broadcast Journalism and Theater. Family: I have a huge family! My parents live in Charleston but my family stretches as far as the Caribbean. Hobbies & Interests: I love performing arts! I started acting as a child. I got involved in theater at Ashley River Creative Arts Elementary School, then went on to major in theater at SOA and in college. I've done a number of plays with Charleston Stage Company. When I'm not in the newsroom, there's a good chance you'll catch me at Pure Theater or at the Dockstreet. I also enjoy traveling. I've been to over 10 countries including Ghana and most of the Caribbean. I hope to make it to at least 40 countries by the age of 31! Favorite Books/Music: I read for two hours every day after work and I have to read in order to fall asleep. My favorite genre is biographies. The Autobiography of Malcolm X is one of my favorites. Likes Best About the Lowcountry: The rich culture of the Lowcountry is the best, hands down. I'm grateful to have grown up surrounded by the Gullah/Geechie culture. The historical significance of the city makes Charleston one of the best places on earth. Most interesting assignment: My first day reporting was during the 2018 snowpocalypse. Interesting, to say the least!

Recent Articles by Alissa

Bunche Terrace shooting connected to illegal drug transaction

BREAKING: Fire crews investigating house fire on Walden Drive

S.C residents can use gas receipts for tax credit soon

Residents ask Commission to consider metered parking in Historic Downtown Augusta

Panera Bread to partner with Toys for Tots

Update: Aiken Co. Sheriff's Office investigating Warrenvillle shooting

North Augusta Public Safety meeting with local pastors about active shooter safety

Properly dispose of leftover turkey oil

UPDATE: 2 killed, 1 injured in Old Sudlow Lake Rd. crash

Happening today: 95.5 giving away gas for 95 cent a gallon

Columbia County Sheriff's Office gives holiday crime warning

Local coffee shop creates special blend to help cancer patients

Department of Juvenile Justice opening new facility in Wilkes

Preparing cars for the cold weather

3rd Annual Fall Safety Festival

Circle K launches 'Fuel Our Schools Program'

Burke County deputies receiving EMA certifications

Woman wanted for theft from Evans Walmart

Precinct changes for Grovetown and Harlem city elections

Greubel's MMA promotes self defense for bullying prevention month