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
- Milwaukee County Board Chairman Theo Lipscomb hoping to move forward from contentious budget debate
- UPDATE: West Allis Police searching for suspect after report of disturbance
- Local family goes public with journey to recovery from daughter's diagnosis with mental illness
- Black Friday is earlier this year, so return policies will be critical for a happy holiday
- Procedures for allowing media ride along interviews with Milwaukee police will be subject of public hearing
- Stampeding bull market may slow down so be prepared
- Youth Justice Milwaukee calls on local judges to refuse to send Milwaukee children to the troubled Lincoln Hills and Copper Lake juvenile facilities
- Messmer High School students join Milwaukee Police Officers to prepare Thanksgiving meals
- It's never too late to stop smoking to reap health benefits
- Children on Medicaid in Wisconsin not getting tested for lead poisoning
- All candidates for interim Milwaukee County Sheriff have been interviewed
- Gubernatorial candidate Tony Evers proposes 50% tuition cut at two-year UW Colleges
- Health experts urging families to get real about healthcare planning for dementia diagnosis
- High profile democratic gubernatorial candidate Matt Flynn supports legal marijuana in WI with referendum
- Christmas tree arrives at Bayshore Town Center in Glendale
- Violent home invasion at Elm Grove group home for seniors, suspects at large
- Blessings in a Backpack making sure hundreds of kids on school lunch programs have food on the weekend
- Milwaukee Alderman wants libraries open later as part of public safety strategy
- Despicable scams being used on local veterans
- Adoption Day in Milwaukee County
- Local security expert advising churches and open air venues to take a hard look at security now
- Follow Up: Construction dust makes West Allis boy sick, Partners for Asthma Action reaching out to public
- Dodge County Sheriff Dale Schmidt shifting focus on approach to law enforcement
- Waukesha County Mother declared Champion of the Year
- Zoo Interchange construction making boy sick, family gets help through American Lung Association
- The THELMA in Fond du Lac offering exhibit space for an area hungry for the arts
- Bayside Rabbi in Puerto Rico says "it still feels like a war zone"
- St. Coletta Day School to show how tap dance is helping students with special needs at Colettascope fundraiser
- Veterans Day Parade in Milwaukee met with sparse attendance, organizers and participants say it's not about counting spectators
- 54th Annual Veterans Day Parade in Milwaukee Saturday, November 4th
- Winterizing your home
- When is your child too sick to go to school?
- Spaghetti with the Sisters of St. Joan Antida Sunday, November 5
- Waukesha County Executive Awards luncheon November 8th at Marriott West
- The mega challah bake at the Jewish Community Center is about more than just bread
- Milwaukee has its 2017 Christmas tree and is looking for prospects already for next year
- Important changes to know about before open enrollment for healthcare November 1 through December 15
- Marquette's Paul Nolette says initial indictments could quicken pace of special investigation into Russian collusion
- Tanner-Paull American Legion Post planning dance and raffle after Veterans Day Parade this Saturday, November 4th
- Christmas trees arrive at Milwaukee's Cathedral Square in preparation for Holiday Lights Festival
- New urban farming bill would create an Office of Urban Agriculture
- Waukesha Civic Theatre makes history with production of Victor Hugo's The Hunchback of Notre Dame
- Thrilling night planned for families at St. Coletta Day School
- Historic Garfield Apartments in Bronzeville host art house party October 26th
- Paranormal expert Tea Krulos organizing first ever haunted Riverwest tour on Halloween Eve
- Neighbors call Adam Novak of West Allis the "King of Halloween" for his decorations
- Children don't forget witnessing trauma, new program aims at reaching survivors five years and younger
- Known for Croce covers, local singer with autism meets son of musical idol AJ Croce
- Don't get tricked when making Halloween purchases
- UPDATE: South side Milwaukee Church now confirms desecration of Virgin Mary statue during burglary and vandalism
- Packers from Super Bowl 31 gather for "Others Luncheon" to benefit Salvation Army
- Youth Entrepreneur Expo this Saturday, October 21st at Tommy Thompson Center
- Folks urged to wear the color orange October 25th to mark first Unity Day against bullying in Milwaukee County
- Skipper’s Alley makes Milwaukee debut October 20
- Giving forward in Waukesha County
- Visit Milwaukee:So many spooktacular things to do and so little time
- Oak Creek Autistic Singer Eric Look meets Artist AJ Croce at South Milwaukee Performing Arts Center
- Democratic candidate for governor Matt Flynn promises to restore collective bargaining rights in Wisconsin
- Packers Wide Receiver Randall Cobb will be in Milwaukee promoting literacy
- New Berlin police officers remain low key about their heroics that saved a woman from a fiery crash
- What happens after the breast cancer phone bank?
- Volunteers with breast cancer phone bank have compelling stories to tell and reasons why they're paying it forward
- Waukesha County Community Foundation hands out nearly $135,000 to 27 different charities
- CBS 58 hosts "Let's Talk" phone bank about breast cancer with Susan G. Komen
- NARI Home and Remodeling Show has some great news events planned at State Fair Park Oct. 13-15
- Degas to Picasso: Creating Modernism in France is coming to Milwaukee Art Musem
- Legal observers reading tea leaves with U.S. Supreme Court decision on voting districts in Wisconsin
- Click with caution: how to protect yourself against hackers and scammers online
- Local woman invents shatter proof wine glass
- When is the flu, really the flu?
- Waukesha County Community Foundation lets donors meet charities at annual Giving Forward Breakfast
- More people get sick from puppy germ
- A Taste of Home fundraiser will preserve historic landmark Irish Cultural and Heritage Center in Milwaukee
- Will Las Vegas rampage result in stricter gun laws?
- Local veterinarian warning about illness caused by bacteria found in dog waste
- Local gun experts say Vegas shooting brings attention to ability to illegally modify weapons
- Froedtert and the Medical College of Wisconsin launching "Stop the Bleed" program
- Former Milwaukee resident now living in Vegas recalls the panic after the shooting
- WCTC Criminal Justice Dean says we need to rethink where and how we hold big events in public
- Experts say leaves fell sooner in Wisconsin this year, changing color faster