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Anne Emerson

Anne Emerson


Anne Emerson joined WCIV as a general assignment reporter in January 2018.

Anne is an Emmy award-winning network executive producer and writer with 20-plus years of experience in the investigative news and documentary field.

Anne has criss-crossed the country as a producer and a news gatherer for nearly all of the major network and cable channels, including ABC, Food Network, Travel Channel, CBS’ The Rachel Ray Show, NBC, NFL, truTV, Bravo, Crime Watch Daily and A+E

Anne reports on a variety of stories, both in breaking live news and long-form magazine stories. Recent coverage includes ABC News’ 20/20: Otto Warmbier Investigation, the Orlando nightclub shooting, the Dylann Roof Trial, as well as in-depth hurricane stories.

Anne's career prior to joining ABC News 4 included time spent overseas as the bureau associate producer for ABC News in Johannesburg during South Africa’s transition to democracy. In South Africa, she interviewed world figures including President Nelson Mandela, Archbishop Desmond Tutu, Winnie Mandela and Sinn Fein party leader Gerry Adams.

Anne reported on the Rwandan genocide and the Ebola virus outbreak in the Democratic Republic of the Congo while based in South Africa.

Anne went on to become a producer for ABC News and The Discovery Channel in the United States, where she won an Emmy award for her three-part series documenting the trouble in our oceans.

Her work on Discovery Channel’s live coverage of the “Mars Pathfinder” mission and a follow up series on the oceans were both nominated for Emmys.

Anne was also the supervising producer and show runner for CBS’ Parents’ Choice Award Winner Chicken Soup for the Soul’s Hidden Heroes.

Anne lives in Mount Pleasant with her family, two dogs, and a rabbit.