A Charleston native, Tessa Spencer graduated from Bishop England High School and received her B.A. degree in Mass Communications from Baptist College at Charleston (now Charleston Southern University). During her college years, she joined the U.S. Army Reserves and is a veteran of the first Gulf War.
Her broadcasting career spans 24 years with stops in Greenville, SC, Nashville, TN- where she also earned a spot as a cheerleader for the NFL’s Tennessee Titans- and a brief stint in Providence, Rhode Island.
Tessa returned home to Charleston in 1999 and worked as one-half of Z93’s “Breakfuss Club” until 2011. During that time, Tessa and her co-host earned numerous awards and recognitions including a proclamation from Charleston Mayor Joe Riley naming June 21st “Tessa and Baby J Day” and a special recognition from the SC Senate as “Best Radio Morning Show” in the state
In addition, Tessa is a national voice-over artist and has been heard for several years as the television announcer for the syndicated “Gospel Stellar Awards,” “The Trumpet Awards,” and the nationally syndicated “Black College Quiz” and “Know Your Heritage” game shows.
Following in the footsteps of her aunt and mentor, Joan Mack, who was the first African-American to anchor a prime time news cast in Charleston, Tessa can be seen weekday mornings on ABC News 4 as co-anchor of “Good Morning Charleston” and “Lowcountry Live.”