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

Clemson’s Lawrence reflects on emotional return home as Tigers prepare to face Ga. Tech

‘Happy Anniversary’: Swinney celebrates 12th year as Tigers head coach

Clemson braces for Hurricanes in top-10 showdown in Death Valley

  Grief turns into purpose with Hilinski’s Hope charitable event on Friday

  Muschamp ‘excited’ to play under the lights on Saturday

Beloved Spring Valley assistant football coach dies after being hospitalized with COVID-19

  UofSC football players under investigation for alleged assault

  Brooks’ road to Columbia paved with determination

  Bulldogs ‘excited’ for the plan to play football in the spring

  Hill, Horn share excitement to compete on day two of Gamecock camp

Hilinski eyes improvement heading into sophomore campaign with Gamecocks

  SC law enforcement calls for signal jamming to stop cellphone use in state prisons

Fate of college football hangs in the balance as players plead to play this season

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