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

Former Midlands basketball standout transfers to South Carolina

Faith and family guide Carolina’s Lloyd through knee injury

Disappointment will fuel Carolina’s drive

Coach Knight earns career win No. 70

Minaya declares for NBA Draft

  Gamecock trenches are a “work in progress”

Gamecock title dreams fade at the buzzer

A’ja Wilson relives Gamecock 2017 title run

Amihere plays inspired basketball for her godmother battling cancer

Carolina unites through tragedy to reach Final Four

Carolina guard enters the transfer portal

Gamecocks overpower Texas to punch ticket to Final Four

Prayer carries Cooke to reach new heights

Former SEC coaching rivals reunite in the Elite 8

Past success creates the path to Elite 8

Sweet to Elite: Gamecocks oust Georgia Tech to keep dancing

Bryant declares for 2021 NBA Draft

Carolina’s championship resolve starts on defense

Brea Beal embraces the “unpopular” role

Gamecocks close to a final decision on Martin’s future

A sweet result sends Carolina to the next round

  ‘Leave me here and let me die’: Strawberry shares path to religion

Gamecocks ready for second round showdown with Oregon State

Staley sour on NCAA lack of equality

Boston’s play unmatched: “Take that to the bank.”

Clemson’s John Newman III enters transfer portal

Energetic Beamer inspires Carolina this spring

Gamecocks’ big three power SC to a first-round victory

South Carolina snaps skid and earns first SEC win

Sumter falls just short in 5A state title game