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 pauses team activities due to COVID-19

Staley embraces double duty coaching Team USA, Carolina hoops

Satterfield promises ‘exciting brand of football’ as Gamecocks’ new offensive coordinator

Beamer calls Bobo’s departure a ‘unique situation’

‘We’re not going to shut up and dribble’: Staley condemns Capitol riot

Beamer returns home to take ‘dream job’ at USC

Shane Beamer says he’s ready to win after learning from his dad and Steve Spurrier

Shades of Spurrier: Beamer refers to Clemson as ‘that team in the Upstate’

Carolina’s offense re-ignites to spark a road victory

Lawrence may be in running for Heisman, but Tigers eye ‘team trophy’

Top-ranked Carolina women clutch in crunch time

Carolina bounces back to upend Tulsa

Swinney takes final shot at FSU before moving on to prepare for Pitt

A look at potential candidates to fill South Carolina’s football coaching vacancy

Carolina picked apart in lopsided loss to Aggies

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

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

Hilinski eyes improvement heading into sophomore campaign with Gamecocks

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

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

PSTA concerned about reopening schools too soon

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

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

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

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

Is economic health at odds with public health?

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

South Carolina claims SEC regular-season championship