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

  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

  South Carolina dental practices prepare to reopen safely

  Clear Dot Charter brings clear vision to virtual learning

Richland Two addresses potential learning losses amid COVID-19

  United in Protest: SC students rally against virtual graduation ceremonies

  Hidden WWII letters connect family to lost loved one

  State, local lawmakers seek to financially help essential workers

  SC lawmaker points to COVID-19 hospitalization rates as a guide to reopen economy

  Potential economic crisis could impact college scholarship offers

  Is economic health at odds with public health?

Columbia small business awaits help from Paycheck Protection Program

  A dream comes true for Columbia native Chevez Goodwin

Gamecocks’ Harris prepares for WNBA Draft Night

  How some non-essential businesses remain open despite SC executive order

  One Life Church holds drive-in Easter service

  Riverbanks Zoo cares for its animals during crisis

  Tanner, Muschamp address Gamecock Athletics future

  State representatives call for Gov. McMaster to issue ‘stay-at-home’ order

  Athletes adapt to new training, physical health reality

  Grocery stores working hard to restocking shelves amidst coronavirus outbreak

  Former Gamecock details ordeal to get home from overseas

  Richland Two, Lexington One roll out remote learning program