KGW Sports Anchor/Reporter
Joe Becker can be seen weekends anchoring sports on KGW NewsChannel 8 @ 5, 6:30 and 11. Joe is also a weekday sports reporter.
Joe started at NewsChannel 8 in 1984. He came to Portland from WLNE-TV in Providence, Rhode Island where he served as weekend sports anchor and reporter from 1979 to 1984. While there he covered all the Providence and Boston teams, including the Celtics championship teams in 1981 and 1984. Prior to that, he worked at KSDK-TV in St. Louis, Missouri.
In 2009, Joe was named Oregon Sportscaster of the Year by the National Sportscasters and Sportswriters Association. He's been named Sports Announcer of the Year by the Oregon Association of Broadcasters. He's also won an Emmy.
Joe received an associate's degree in Mass Communications from Florissant Valley Community College in St. Louis and a bachelor's degree in Mass Communications from Southern Illinois University at Edwardsville.
In his spare time, Joe plays bass in a country rock band named Flexor T. The band performs all over the Northwest.