Gordon Loesch is a Channel 11 News anchor/reporter. He arrived at Channel 11 in January 2004.
Born in Jacksonville, Florida., Gordon was raised in Michigan and graduated from Central Michigan University. He started his news career in 5th grade delivering newspapers!
In high school, he worked at local radio stations as a newscaster and DJ, and began his work in television at WWTV in Cadillac-Traverse City, Michigan, while still in college.
Gordon worked as weekend anchor and then morning anchor at WKBN in Youngstown, Ohio, and then moved to WXYZ in Detroit, where he was a reporter and fill-in anchor.
Gordon has won numerous Emmy nominations, Michigan Association of Broadcasters, Associated Press, and Golden Quill awards in breaking news, features and best reporter categories.
Among the most memorable stories of Gordon’s career is the Western Pennsylvania flood of 2004, when he and his photographer witnessed the dramatic rescue of a deaf and physically impaired woman who was trapped in a car. A police sergeant who couldn’t swim made the rescue.
Gordon went to Rome, Italy to cover the death of Pope John Paul II, reported on Pope Benedict XVI’s visit to Washington D.C., as well as the Sago Mine disaster and the Virginia Tech shooting massacre. He was one of the first reporters on the scene of the 2009 LA Fitness Shooting Spree. Gordon has also followed Pittsburgh sports fans across the country for Steelers Super Bowl games in Detroit, Tampa, and Dallas, and the Penguins’ Stanley Cup Finals in 2008 and 2009. Gordon was the only Pittsburgh television reporter in Vancouver, Canada for the 2010 Winter Olympic Games. He also took to the skies to pull 9 G's with the USAF Thunderbirds during the 2010 Wings Over Pittsburgh Air Show.
Gordon is married and lives in Washington County.
If you've read this far...you should also know that Gordon likes long walks on the beach, sunny days, and double rainbows.
As we celebrate our country’s birthday, grateful for the freedoms we have and thankful to the veterans, Channel 11 spoke to one man who recently just turned 100 years old in June. To this day, he carries around a piece of the war with him.
By Gordon Loesch, WPXI-TV and Ashley Bishop, WPXI.com●
Over the last year, our region and country have learned more about the inequities our school districts face, and that a one-size-fits-all approach means every student is not getting the same opportunity.
By Gordon Loesch, WPXI-TV and Gregory Deffenbaugh, WPXI.com●
State police announced Thursday they have cracked a decades old cold case murder in Carbon County, Pennsylvania involving the remains of a pregnant teenage girl. The girl’s remains were found in three suitcases under an Interstate 80 bridge near the Lehigh River in 1976. Detectives said the suitcases had been tossed off the bridge.