Meredith Jorgensen is News 8’s Lancaster County reporter and News 8 Today’s Saturday morning anchor.
She joined the News 8 team in July 2003. Meredith’s goal is to tell the stories of the people of the Susquehanna Valley. She covered the tornado in Campbelltown, Lebanon County, and the Amish School Shooting and the Empire Building Collapse in Lancaster County.
Meredith has won several Associated Press awards and was nominated for an Emmy Award in 2010.
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, anchoring "CNN Headline News Local Edition." She’s a member of the Society of Professional Journalists.
Meredith makes her home in Lancaster, with her husband Chris and their dogs, Barlie and Molly. Throughout high school and college, she was an avid cross country runner, hurdler and heptathlete.
But Meredith has recently found sitting down to be quite enjoyable.
Her favorite movies are "The Departed" and "When Harry Met Sally."
Her favorite books are "Atlas Shrugged" by Ayn Rand and “Chelsea Chelsea Bang Bang” by Chelsea Handler.
She looks forward to meeting many of you in the months and years to come. Please e-mail her at firstname.lastname@example.org.