Meredith Jorgensen, WGAL
Meredith Jorgensen Cooke is a broadcast journalist and entrepreneur. Jorgensen joined the News 8 reporting team in July 2003, currently working part time as WGAL’s Lanacster County Reporter.
Meredith has won several Associated Press awards and was nominated for an Emmy Award.
She grew up in St. James, Long Island, N.Y. After graduating from Smithtown High School, she attended Ithaca College in upstate New York, where she majored in broadcast journalism.
She spent a semester in London and interned at NBC’S London bureau. Before joining News 8, Meredith worked for Blue Ridge Cable in Ephrata.
In November, she and her longtime friend and former News 8 photographer Joe Mitton launch their new business Life & Legacies. A video documentary business, Life & Legacies encourages people to share their life story. Then the team archives it and shares it with their family and friends. Meredith and Joe were finalists in last year’s Great Social Enterprise Pitch.
Meredith lives in Lancaster, with her husband Dr. Chris Cooke and their 3 dogs. And classify themselves as “Crazy Dog People.”