A jack of all trades. That is the best way to describe Michael Gorsegner’s time at CBS21 News and his entire career in general. Since 2014, the New Jersey native has worked in all facets of on-air positions at WHP-TV, from morning reporter to York County Bureau Chief and now the weekend anchor. It is a perfect fit, doing two things that he really enjoys, reporting and anchoring.
When not anchoring the weekend evening newscasts, Gorsegner is telling the stories of the people in the southern most part of our area, focusing mostly on York County but also touching parts of Lancaster and Adams Counties as well.
It's always interesting to see how your career life unfolds. Harrisburg was supposed to be a 2-year stop on Michael's journey through the television world. Nearly 15 years later, he has made roots here, added two more children to his family and has grown to love everything Central Pennsylvania has to offer.
Michael's career began, what seems like an eternity ago, just down the road in Baltimore. After graduating from American University in Washington, DC in 2001, he scored a job as an assignment editor (behind the camera) at WMAR-TV. His 18 months at WMAR and the following 3 and half years at WJLA-TV in DC, also as an assignment editor, laid a great foundation for his on-air career ahead.
From the time Michael was a small child, he had always imagined delivering the news to the public. So, he made the crazy jump to the frantic, exciting, sometimes cold and snowy, world of reporting. His first on-air TV gig brought him to Charlottesville, Virginia. The Charlottesville Newsplex was a great starting point and he loved his two years in Cavalier Country.
Then, in 2007, he scored a big move to Central Pennsylvania where he spent over six years at a competing station here in town (we won't mention their name) before making his move to CBS21.
When not working, Michael is probably hanging out with his three kids, Kaylee (16), Avery (13) and Sebastian (10), officiating college and youth soccer games, playing golf or running. With the remaining 12 minutes in his day, he tries to spend time with his lovely wife Jamie. They are not high school sweethearts, in fact, they are middle school sweethearts, dating since the 7th grade!
If nothing else, he hopes what you see is what you get on TV. Michael loves his job and finds great pride in learning new things and telling a good story. So, if you can teach him something or have a memorable moment you want him to tell, shoot Michael a line at email@example.com. See you on TV!