Colleen McVey

Colleen McVey is an Emmy-award winning news anchor who has been at News 12 Long Island for 25 years. She was the first morning anchor, before moving to the Nighttime newscasts beginning in 1988.

After earning a Communications degree from SUNY Geneseo, Colleen's journalism career began as a news writer and field producer at KTVI-Channel 2 in St. Louis, Missouri. After a year in the Midwest, Colleen moved to Syracuse, New York for her first on-air position as a reporter and weekend anchor/producer at WSTM-Channel 3. She then accepted a prime-time anchor position at WROC-Channel 8 in Rochester, New York where she worked before coming to News 12 Long Island.

In the last 25 years Colleen has covered some of the Island's most memorable and historic events. She anchored News 12's live breaking news coverage of the Avianca Plane Crash in Cove Neck in 1990, the Long Island Railroad massacre in 1993, the TWA Flight 800 disaster in 1996, the aftermath of 9/11 terror attacks and most recently, Hurricane Irene.

A consummate professional, Colleen has been the Lustgarten Walk's "kick-off" host for more than 10 years. Her ongoing commitment to this cause has helped the event grow year over year in the fight against pancreatic cancer.

Colleen lives on the Island with her husband, Tony, and three children Matt, Greg, and Maggie.