Ann McGill is the evening anchor at Live 5 News - WCSC TV in Charleston, SC. She is a seasoned, awarding-winning broadcast journalist, with more than 30 years of news experience both in radio and television. She previously worked in Columbia, SC and the Greensboro/Winston-Salem, NC markets.
Ann's passion for helping people naturally prompted her to focus on issues that impact viewers’ pocketbooks and careers. For years, she has turned finding a job into a weekly franchise. Then when the pandemic hit and companies could not host in-person job fairs, Ann took to social media and streaming platforms to connect businesses with potential job candidates.
She has won numerous awards and accolades, including Award of Merit, Anchor of the Year from the South Carolina Broadcasters Association, and a Southeast Emmy Nomination for Best Morning Newscast from the National Academy of Television Arts and Sciences. Among her greatest honors, in 2013, she was named to the Williamsburg County Hall of Fame by her hometown school district, for being an outstanding and inspirational leader.
Ann's experience in news has also landed her fun appearances on television shows such as The Doctors, American Idol, and the Wendy Williams Show. Ann came from humble beginnings, growing up on a tobacco farm in a small community called Nesmith in Williamsburg County, SC. Ann is married and has three children and one grandchild.
As a longtime member of Royal Missionary Baptist Church, she serves as a deaconess, youth church teacher, and financial literacy coordinator. She is a former member of the Board of Directors for the Charleston Trident Urban League and still works closely with the organization. She is a 1987 graduate of the University of South Carolina, Columbia.
Ann counts it an honor and a blessing to give back to the community as she fulfills her career aspirations.