Channel 7 hires Morey Hershgordon as lead sports activities anchor, filling Joe Amorosino’s slot


Life has been hectic these days for Morey Hershgordon, in all good methods.

Hershgordon, who was beforehand at WPRI in Windfall, has been employed because the lead sports activities anchor at Channel 7. The place opened when longtime anchor Joe Amorosino stepped down on the finish of June to deal with household and enterprise pursuits.

Phrase of Hershgordon’s hiring arrives just some days after an excellent greater occasion in his life. Final weekend he married Sierra Goodwill, a fellow native media persona who presently hosts “The Drift” on NESN.

“It’s been a whirlwind, however I’m thrilled,” stated Hershgordon, who’s presently on his honeymoon in Italy, along with his first day at Channel 7 scheduled for Sept. 7. “From the work perspective, it’s extremely thrilling to be going to one of many 13 cities within the nation which have 4 main professional sports activities groups.

“There positively has been loads taking place. I wouldn’t be capable to do it with out my spouse. She’s been unbelievable, particularly letting me be on the cellphone through the honeymoon as a lot as I’ve the 24-48 hours.

“She is my engine, the reviser, the confidant, all the pieces. It’s unbelievable to begin a life collectively, to get married and take this unbelievable alternative too. I’m so honored and appreciative for all the pieces.”

Hershgordon, 28, is a Quinnipiac graduate who spent practically six years at WPRI. So the Boston sports activities scene is already acquainted.

“I’m very used to masking sports activities in Boston and New England,” he stated. “I’ve been fortunate sufficient to cowl all 4 of the large championships in my time in Windfall and now I’m simply prepared for the subsequent chapter.

“That was a part of my pitch, truly. Once I was up there [to interview], I stated, ‘I’m just about going to be doing the identical job. It’ll simply be with a special mike flag and extra individuals watching.’ ”

Hershgordon praised previous and current Channel 7 sports activities personnel, together with Amorosino, sports activities reporters Trey Daerr and Chelsi McDonald, and videographer Greg Glass.

“The entire division has at all times been top-notch,’’ stated Hershgordon, who famous that Amorosino additionally labored at WPRI earlier than coming to the Boston market.

“It’s sort of cool that they, unintentionally or deliberately, went again to that Windfall pipeline. Hopefully I can have half the profession that Joe did.”