Where Are They Now?….Michele McCormack
This is the first installment of a new series of writings called "Where Are They Now?" Today we find out what former WGEM Anchor/Reporter Michele McCormack has been up to.
Michele McCormack has done remarkably well with her broadcasting career. She has made stops in Quincy, Kansas City, Philadelphia and now Milwaukee. Michelle will always be known in this area for her WGEM live TV broadcast interview of James Scott minutes after Scott removed sand bags resulting in the levee break in West Quincy during the flood of ’93.
Michelle currently anchors the news for CBS 58 in Milwaukee, Wisconsin at noon and at 4 p.m. She also edits and is one of the reporters for the TV station as well.
Since joining CBS 58 in 2005, she has worked every shift from early morning, to weekends, to the late show and was honored to be singled out by the Wisconsin Broadcasters Association (WBA) for her writing and reporting.
In 2016, she also received recognition for her live on-scene reporting by the WBA.
In 2015 Michelle received the Award of Appreciation from the Emerald Society of Wisconsin for her work to bring fairness to the coverage of law enforcement issues.
Many of you might remember her wonderful singing voice on WGEM Radio especially when it came to Irish songs. She still remains strongly connected to her family's Celtic roots. Michelle still sings and did it well enough to represent Milwaukee at the All- Ireland singing competition.
Michelle’s professional achievements include the Edward R. Murrow Award for breaking news coverage of the great flood of 1993 in Quincy, an Emmy nomination for the cargo plane crash in Kansas City, Missouri, and the George M. Steele Media Award for emergency responder reporting from the New Jersey Firefighters Benevolent Association.
As a reporter in Philadelphia, she traveled the country to cover stories such as the Shuttle Columbia disaster, the Presidential Recount, as well as the Flight 93 crash in Shanksville, Pennsylvania.
While proud and humbled by her broadcasting accomplishments, nothing makes her more proud than her son, Sean, who is currently serving our country in the U.S. Air Force in Okinawa.