Colleen McVey Biography

Biography by Published on Updated on 03 Apr, 2017
Facts of Colleen McVey
Birth Nation: United States of America
Name Colleen McVey
Birth Name Colleen McVey
Nick Name Colleen
Nationality American
Birth Place/City United States
Ethnicity White
Profession Journalist
Working For WSTM-Channel 3
Net Worth N/A
Salary N/A
Married Yes
Married to Tony Maggie
Children Matt, Greg, and Maggie
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Colleen McVey is a TV journalist and a famous news anchor affiliated with the News 12, Long Island since the very beginning.

McVey began as a morning news anchor at News 12; she moved to the night edition in 1988. She has now served News 12 for 25 years.

Early Life

Colleen McVey went to SUNY Geneseo for her degree in Communication which helped her shape her career. She is an American by nationality and doesn't belong to any other particular ethnicity apart from being White.

 McVey started her career in the field of journalism as a news writer. She later became the field producer at the KTVI- channel 2 in St. Louis, Missouri. There she worked on the Emmy and Peabody award winning newscast and newsmagazine.


McVey started her career in journalism immediately after finishing college. She was for a year in Midwest before moving to Syracuse, NY to look for better opportunities. Mcvey joined WSTM-Channel 3 in New York as a reporter and a weekend anchor/producer.

Colleen McVey then joined WROC-Channel 8 in Rochester, New York in the position of a prime-time anchor. She later moved to News 12 long Island. Since then, she has covered some of the most historic and memorable events in Long Island like the breaking news Coverage of Avianca Plane Crash in Cove Neck in 1990. She is also remembered for the coverage of Long Island Railroad massacre in 1993.

In 1996, McVey had reported about the TWA Flight 800 disaster. Similarly, she also covered the aftermath of 9/11 terror attacks. Most recently, McVey reported  on the disastrous Hurricane Irene.

Personal Life

Colleen McVey is a married woman. She is married to Tony and the couple has three children; Matt, Greg, and Maggie. McVey lives a happy life in Long Island with her husband and family.

McVey is also known as a consummate professional. For ten years, she has been the "kick-off" host for Lustgarten Walk. She is extremely committed to the cause against pancreatic cancer so her contribution has helped the event to grow every year.

Net Worth

Colleen McVey has a net worth of at least a single-digit million, most likely as she has had a long-standing career in American Journalism. She has been with News 12 Long Island for 25 years and counting, her salary is bound to be in hundred thousands= or double digit thousand USD per annum.