After 3 decades on the air, News 12's Colleen McVey signs off

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After more than three decades on air at News 12 Long Island, Colleen McVey is signing off for the last time. Her tireless dedication to journalism, as well as her infectious laugh will not be forgotten. 

She was hired to anchor Cablevision News 8 in 1985. A year later that half-hour newscast morphed into the nation's first 24-hour local news channel, News 12 Long Island.

Colleen was the original morning show anchor. Over the years she's shared the desk with Melba Tolliver, Bill Zimmerman, Lea Tyrrell and Stone Grissom.

The Emmy-award winning journalist was there for some of Long Island's most historic and memorable events including the crash of Avianca Flight 52 in Cove Neck, the LIRR shooting massacre, the TWA Flight 800 tragedy, the September 11th terror attacks and Superstorm Sandy. She also documented the devastating effects of pancreatic cancer and the fight for a cure.

For more than a decade Colleen served as the "kick-off" host for Lustgarten Foundation Walk. Her tireless work to raise money for awareness and research has helped the event grow year after year.

The Syracuse native has called the island home for 35 years where she and her husband Tony raised their three children Matt, Greg, and Maggie.

 

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