Michele McCormack, Anchor
For me, the title of editor and reporter is just as important as anchor. Even though most people just see me anchoring, I am often very involved behind the scenes. I began as a photographer and editor and worked my way up in the industry as a reporter, and it's that level of understanding and experience I bring to the anchor desk every day at noon and 4 p.m.
Since joining CBS 58 in 2005, I have worked every shift from early morning, to weekends, to the late show after Thursday Night Football.
I have been honored and humbled to be singled out by the Wisconsin Broadcasters Association for my writing and reporting.
In 2016, I received recognition for my live on-scene reporting by the WBA. It is something that is very important to me since there is still the perception that anchors are just talking heads.
Those same skills that earned me recognition in the field in 2016 , also garnered recognition this same year for covering breaking news from the desk.
I was also grateful in 2015 to have received the Award of Appreciation from the Emerald Society of Wisconsin for my work to bring fairness to the coverage of law enforcement issues.
I have guided viewers through challenging times during the Sikh Temple Shooting in Oak Creek and celebrated alongside the Badgers and their run to the Final Four.
I am strongly connected to my family's Celtic roots and the struggle for civil rights in Northern Ireland very much influenced my decision to enter broadcasting with the goal of giving everyone a voice.
My professional achievements include the Edward R. Murrow Award for breaking news coverage of the great Midwestern flood of 1993, 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, I traveled the country to cover stories such as the Shuttle Columbia disaster, the Presidential Recount, the Flight 93 crash in Shanksville, PA, and receiver Terrell Owens' incredible recovery from a broken leg to join the Eagles football team in the Super Bowl.
I am a proud United States Air Force Mom. My family has always understood that I have a personal connection and obligation to viewers that sometimes means I'm working through a holiday.
My hobbies include hiking and bicycling. I enjoy all the authentic beer gardens and ethnic and neighborhood festivals that keep our state hopping all year long.
I dabble in Irish singing and have represented Milwaukee at the All Ireland competition.
I am a longtime supporter of the Fellowship Open which raises millions of dollars to assist young people, in particular African American young men, in furthering their education.
I am very serious when it comes to the news, but enjoy laughing and believe simple traditions and celebrations are equally as newsworthy because they give us a complete perspective of the community we call home.
Articles by Michele McCormack
- Acting Milwaukee County Sheriff Richard Schmidt will tour jail Thursday
- Brookfield Purple Heart Recipient Art Grisa and fellow Airmen trying to get to New Orleans for WWII Honors
- Telepsychiatry grant will allow expanded mental health services for adults and children in Kenosha County
- Survivor of abduction and trafficking shares her story with new book
- Water is among the best weapons to fight childhood obesity
- Dylan's Run for Autism Society of Southeastern Wisconsin celebrates 17 years on Sunday, September 10
- Milwaukee Bucks and Johnson Controls open multi-sports complex at Browning Elementary School
- Construction making Milwaukee area boy sick, family found help to get DOT to take action
- Gold in September continuing tradition of fighting childhood cancer as part of local brother and sister legacy
- Lambeau Field set to unveil new food items for the football season
- Democratic candidate for Governor Bob Harlow says Governor Walker has not shown leadership on dreamers issue in Wisconsin
- A Taste of Ireland returns to Turner Hall Ballroom Thursday, September 7 to raise money for Catholic education
- Sheriff David A. Clarke (Ret.) will be senior advisor for America First Action
- Shorewood Senior Katie Eder awarded prestigious Helen Diller Family Foundation grant for Kids Tales non-profit
- Tips on public speaking from local Toastmasters Champion
- Don't get taken when someone asks you to give to victims of Harvey
- Lady riders mark 114 years of Harley-Davidson with 114 riders during Milwaukee Rally
- Local members of U.S. Coast Guard now positioned along the Gulf Coast to help with flood relief
- Major state highway projects hang in the balance ahead of next week's budget vote
- Racing Hearts 5K for Dysautonomia awareness is Sunday, September 10th at Kettle Moraine Lutheran High School
- Sheriff Clarke promising "exciting new projects to announce" after submitting his resignation letter as Sheriff
- Big Gig BBQ This Sunday, September 3rd at Summerfest grounds
- Milwaukee Police Chief drafts new pursuit policy, coalition still favors outside audit
- Milwaukee Rally has begun for long holiday weekend
- Two ministries merging to form Arise Milwaukee
- Harley dealers' time to shine when Milwaukee Rally kicks into gear August 30th-September 4th
- Resolve Through Sharing helping families coping with untimely loss of children
- How to protect your child from identity theft
- Strategies for millennial investing on the CBS 58 News at 4
- Tony Evers calls Foxconn deal a "Hail Mary Pass"
- Walk 4 Friendship for children and adults with special needs this Sunday, August 27th, Ellsworth Park in Bayside
- Permanent memorial unveiled in tribute to slain city inspector Greg "Ziggy" Zyszkiewicz
- Construction meets the runway in Refashion for Life event Wednesday, August 23rd in Muskego
- Man on American "Hugs and High 5 Tour" stops in Milwaukee
- Record number of golfers turn out for the 17th Annual Fellowship Open in Milwaukee
- Pastors gather for a community building experience
- EXCLUSIVE: NBA Legend Bob Dandridge surprises kids at Milwaukee's Moody Park
- Fellowship Open returns to Silver Spring Country Club for 17th straight year
- Big, Beautiful and Blessed looking for plus size models for upcoming fashion show
- Waukesha resident is semifinalist in the world’s largest speech contest at Toastmasters International Convention
- Digital media expert Nathan Fricke of AT&T picks his favorite football season phone apps
- Wisconsin Department of Veterans Affairs putting "rumors" to rest about phasing out homeless Veterans programs
- A real taste of Irish traditional music at the Irish Fest Summer School this week
- 37th Milwaukee Irish Fest this weekend, August 17-20 with new acts and new line of beers
- Veteran Milwaukee Police Lt. Sebastian Raclaw passes away after brave battle with rare form of cancer
- Marquette Physics Professor Christopher Stockdale on the band of totality and significance of total solar eclipse
- Sleepover for Education gathers school supplies and money for MPS students
- Common Ground focusing on Center Street revitalization one year after Sherman Park unrest
- Art with a mission
- Director of violence prevention says groups once at odds are beginning to come together in Milwaukee
- Sherman Park Activist Vaun Mayes reflects as one year anniversary of unrest approaches
- Man behind Midwest comeback says you'll get your chocolate chip cookie back
- Strong Blocks program aims to help families go from rent to own in 21 months in Sherman Park
- 2nd annual Sleepover for Education now part of Bronzeville Week festivities this Friday at MLK & North
- Milwaukee crime bill announced by Republican lawmakers as Democrats accuse Wisconsin of doing "less than nothing"
- Free Boys and Girls Club Memberships at "Serve Your City" in Clarke Square
- Milwaukee Police Chief Ed Flynn says public safety tax will ensure city gets enough money to fight crime
- The link between hearing loss and dementia among key factors in prevention
- City files new motion in Derek Williams wrongful death case
- Sherman Park native and Milwaukee Alderman Russell Stamper reflects on Sherman Park one year after the unrest
- Are cell phone game apps illegally tracking your children?
- Federal funding temporarily restored to Cottage 16 Homeless Veterans program in Union Grove
- Sikh Temple survivors say much work still needs to be done five years after shooting
- Heroics remembered as grieving community shows bravery in moving forward after mass shooting at Oak Creek's Sikh Temple
- Employ Milwaukee wants workers to get with their program well in advance of Foxconn's arrival in Wisconsin
- Milwaukee Police Department inspecting Ford Explorers amidst carbon monoxide concerns elsewhere
- "Sherman Park Rising" transforms community
- Mary Kate Sullivan Memorial: A Day of Irish Golfing is this Sunday, August 6th at New Berlin Hills Golf Course
- Greenfield Police Officer helps save badly hurt biker
- Local advocates react to President Trump's proposal on merit based immigration
- Waukesha man departs for cross country bicycle trip to fight disease that took both his parents
- Is the microchip coming to your company? If so, what are your rights?
- Community Coalition for Quality Policing issues mandates to rebuild trust between public and police
- Quality Policing Initiative unveiled in Milwaukee, audit for MPD requested
- LULAC organizing coalition for quality policing after controversy over Milwaukee Police Department policy on undocumented suspects
- Chimney Sweeps in Chief are actually from Wisconsin, continuing tradition of free services to White House
- Concert for Kimmie to help fight addiction Sunday at Regner Park in West Bend
- Local analysts lament dumping of "decent guy" in departure of Reince Priebus as White House Chief of Staff
- Will extension end dust up over the Milwaukee Police Department's Pursuit Policy?
- Block watch captains demand traffic enforcement of Sherman and Capitol