Joe Gorchow

Joe Gorchow

Depending on the sports story of the day, you may just find Joe in all of our shows.  Joe's competitive nature and passion for sports blend perfectly into the role he has at WIS.  Striving to provide the coverage our viewers deserve, on the teams they love.

His path to Columbia started in the northeast.  Joe spent most of his life in Cherry Hill, New Jersey, which is roughly 15 minutes outside of Philadelphia.   He obtained a broadcast journalism degree from Syracuse University, as a 2009 graduate, from the S.I. Newhouse School of Public Communications.

During his time in school, he took advantage of multiple internships, which led to some on-air opportunities to be a host for Comcast Newsmakers.  A sports guy interviewing local politicians… it just sounds right.

In the fall of 2009, he took a job at KNDU to be a sports anchor & reporter in Kennewick, WA.  He wore many hats while working in Washington State, including producing and anchoring a Friday night sports special, which took third place in the SPJ Northwest Excellence in Journalism Awards in Sports Reporting in 2010. 

When 2011 rolled around Joe searched to join another award-winning group. He found a home at WIS working alongside Rick Henry. 

In Joe's free time he enjoys spending time with family & friends, working out, playing golf, and reminiscing about his glory days as a high school pitcher.  

Recent Articles by Joe

Gamecocks Offensive Coordinator Mike Bobo accused of racial insensitivity by former players

  Community effort needed to keep Lexington One school doors open

  Gilbert Elementary prepares to reopen with new learning environment amidst pandemic

  ‘Pathways from Prison’ initiative at Claflin University aims to change lives of inmates

  Orangeburg Prep fieldhouse destroyed in fire

  High school football teams try to tackle unknowns of COVID-19 as workouts resume

  ‘Motor March’: SC For Ed host protest to continue virtual learning amidst COVID-19 outbreak

  Fairfield County unveils unique approach to reopen schools

  No ‘one-size-fits-all’ approach for SC charter, private schools

  SC governor says schools must reopen in-person as other state leaders remain wary

  PSTA concerned about reopening schools too soon

  Lexington One weighs options to create safe learning environment for upcoming school year

  COVID-19 summertime spike leads to danger zone, disease expert says

  SCSU coach Garvin became ‘numb’ to prejudice, seeks societal change

  WIS News 10 investigates Richland County officials’ spending on county-issued cards

  South Carolina high school sports addresses safety precautions amidst coronavirus outbreak

  Richland County Council run-off could change the face of the office

  ‘Represents the worst of the worst’: Rep. Rose calls for removal of Tillman statue from capitol complex

  SC protesters dispute looting charges from weekend protests

  Coach Staley shares thoughts on protests, riots and the way forward after George Floyd’s death

  Gamecock coach Martin reacts to protests, shares message of love

  Blowfish baseball stresses safety first when sport returns in July

  HBCUs in South Carolina could face potential financial crisis amid COVID-19 pandemic

  Local golfer embarks on marathon outing to raise money to fight cancer

  Tragedy inspires first children’s book by son of Charleston church shooting victim

  Report: Surviving children detail terrifying account of murder-suicide at home near St. Matthews

  COVID-19 pandemic creates sellers housing market in Columbia

What experts are learning about COVID-19

  What you need to know about COVID-19 data moving forward

  'Let us walk’: Protests in Sumter continue in hopes of in-person graduation ceremonies