Brandie Perron

Advanced Producer and Director
Brandie Perron

Brandie Perron is an Advanced Producer and Director for SCETV in Columbia. She graduated from the University of Iowa with a double major in Journalism and Mass Communications, and Theatre Arts. After graduation Brandie moved to South Carolina to start her career in television news. With a passion for learning new skills, she worked her way up from a production assistant to a photojournalist and then onto a reporter. On her journey to ETV, Brandie made a pitstop as a regional Producer/Editor for Time Warner Cable Media, and dabbled in the advertising and public relations industry in Myrtle Beach as a Video Producer, Public Relations Associate and Social Media Marketer. Brandie has won awards for producing, videography and editing, including a Telly Award, a Southeast Emmy Award, and a Communicator Award. With a passion for serving the public by creating thought-provoking videos and helping document South Carolina’s history, she’s always looking to meet new people and share the stories of her fellow South Carolinians.

South Carolina has held a special place in Brandie’s heart since she was a baby. Each and every year (sometimes three times a year), Brandie’s family would drive more than 1000 miles to visit her grandparents in Columbia and vacation along the gorgeous beaches in our state. Family is paramount to Brandie, and several of her family members now call this beautiful state home. The family got a little bigger in November 2018.  Brandie and her husband, Matt, welcomed their first little one into this world. Aurora is the light of their lives and their fur babies now have a human sibling.

If you’d like to share a story idea with Brandie, please email her at bperron@scetv.org.

Stories

By Brandie Perron

February 14, 2020

Vereen Memorial Gardens
There are many hidden gems in Horry County and one happens to be just off the beaten path in Little River. The Vereen Memorial Gardens provide a treasure trove of history and family descendants have preserved the property, so visitors can experience the area as it once was.

By Brandie Perron

December 18, 2019

angel tree
During the holiday season, the iconic red kettle is synonymous with the Salvation Army. Did you know that it’s been around since the late 1800s? Captain Joseph McFee started the tradition in 1891 to help to provide a free Christmas dinner for those in need. Today these donations do much more, from...

By Brandie Perron

October 16, 2019

Meet Me at the Rocket
With the South Carolina State Fair celebrating its 150th anniversary, historian and author, Dr. Rodger Stroup, discusses a few aspects from his new book “Meet Me at the Rocket” including the State Ball, where the moniker “Big Thursday” came from, and how the fair reflects what’s going on in South...

By Brandie Perron

October 11, 2019

State Fair
The SC State Fair is celebrating 150 years and to celebrate the festivities historian and author Dr. Rodger Stroup is releasing a new book, called "Meet Me At The Rocket." Palmetto Scene sat down with him to discuss the vast history of the State Fair and some of the surprises he found.

By Brandie Perron

October 10, 2019

Gullah song trunk recording
Coastal Carolina University held its inaugural International Gullah Geechee and African Diaspora Conference this past spring. At this landmark event, 1937 Works Progress Administration (WPA) slave recordings were repatriated, or brought back to their community of origin. One of the songs is thought...

By Brandie Perron

May 9, 2019

Students Working
Coastal Carolina University and Brookgreen Gardens are partnering to provide students hands-on experience with conducting archeological research on historic plantation sites. Dr. David Palmer and his anthropology and geology students are excavating an area where former enslaved Africans were housed...

By Brandie Perron

October 23, 2018

Alice's Grave Marker In All Saints Cemetery
More than 150 years ago, the legend of Alice Flagg of the Hermitage began. This young lady from the banks of the inlet in Georgetown County has touched the lives of many, including the Chandler boys – who grew up sleeping in Alice’s room. Variations to the history are plentiful, but there is...

By Brandie Perron

June 25, 2018

volunteers
There’s a kid-powered organization in the Lowcountry helping feed kids. In 2013, seven year-old Jackson Silverman was told he was too young to volunteer at the food bank and help feed hungry kids in Charleston County. With the support of his parents, Josh and Tiffany, Jackson pleaded for the rules...

By Brandie Perron

January 8, 2018

Teacher with students looking at computers
Teacher shortages are a nationwide concern. On October 24, education leaders met at USC College of Education's Center for Innovation in Higher Education for a discussion titled "Addressing Talent Management in our Education System: A Case for Teacher Recruitment and Retention." The panelists shared...

By Brandie Perron

June 27, 2016

Emanuel 9 victims
This past week-and-a-half, a nine-day commemoration was held in Charleston to honor the Mother Emanuel 9, their families, survivors, and church members who were affected in last year’s tragedy. “Victory in the Valley” featured programs that allowed the community to discuss unity in all races, while...