Bethany Ricciardi

Bethany Ricciardi - Morning News Anchor

Bethany Ricciardi anchors VStv's Morning Show and you also might run into her while she is out in the field reporting during the afternoon. Before joining VStv, Bethany worked at WBKB in Alpena, Michigan as the News Director and Evening Anchor/Reporter. This was her first job after college; she graduated from Keene State College in Keene, New Hampshire. After only three years, she received... Read More →

Tyler Southard

Tyler Southard - Chief Meteorologist

Tyler was born and raised in Rockland and has been in love with weather and the outdoors since he was a kid. He graduated as a Rockland Tiger in 2004 and went off to study meteorology and television news at Lyndon State in Vermont. After graduating, Tyler worked as a meteorologist and reporter in Macon, Georgia, and Fort Smith, Arkansas. When he’s not watching the skies, he loves taking part i... Read More →

Zack Miller

Zack Miller - Sports Anchor and News Reporter

Zack Miller is the P.M. Sports Anchor for VStv and also reports on local news stories. Zack is from southern New Hampshire where he covered local high school sports for his hometown, Litchfield, and the neighboring town, Hudson, for a weekly newspaper. Familiar to Maine, Zack attended NESCom in Bangor, where he won the school's "Outstanding Performance in Sports Journalism" award in his se... Read More →

Chris Quimby

Chris Quimby - Morning News Anchor

Chris anchored the VStv Morning Report for almost two years, took a break and came back in 2017 to anchor the evening news. Chris is also a co-host of Soup du Jour. Chris is a Christian comedian, speaker and writer. In addition to being the regular monthly humor columnist for Bangor Metro Magazine and a staff blogger on, he is also owner of Chris Quimby iPhone Repair and Nacho... Read More →

Paul Janus

Paul Janus - Meteorologist

Paul is a native New Englander, born, raised and educated. Paul attended the University of Massachusetts Amherst, at the prestigious Stockbridge School of Agriculture. After graduation, it was to the White Mountains of New Hampshire and Plymouth State University where he earned his Bachelor of Science in Meteorology. For over two decades Paul has worked in the outdoors as a gardener and tree e... Read More →

Ken McKinley

Ken McKinley - Meteorologist

Ken McKinley has been working as a professional meteorologist for more than 35 years. He earned a Bachelor's Degree in Atmospheric Science from Cornell University in Ithaca, NY in 1980, and did graduate work in meteorology at MIT in Cambridge, MA. From 1981 through 1991, Ken worked for one of the premier weather forecasting firms in the world, providing weather casts primarily for radio stati... Read More →

Amber Abbotoni

Amber Abbotoni - News Director

Originally from Union, Maine, Amber Abbotoni is the News Director and PM News Producer for VStv. After graduating from Medomak Valley High School in 2009, she attended college for a year and a half at the University of Maine to study journalism, before transferring to New England School of Communications in Bangor. There she continued to study journalism, with a focus in TV broadcast. While at... Read More →

George Smith

George Smith - Wildfire HOST

George A. Smith is a full time writer, writing about hunting, fishing , and other outdoor activities, current events and issues, book reviews, and travel, and has been honored with awards from the Maine Press Association. He was the executive director of the Sportsman’s Alliance of Maine for 18 years. He writes monthly columns for The Maine Sportsman magazine (for more than 30 years), a w... Read More →

James Cote

James Cote - Wildfire HOST

James Cote is a political consultant and avid outdoorsman. James is currently the lobbyist for the Maine Trappers Association and Maine Sporting Camp Association. In 2014, James led Maine sportsmen to a historic victory as campaign manager for the "NO on 1" bear hunting referendum campaign on behalf of the Maine Wildlife Conservation Council. James specializes in natural resource and energy po... Read More →

Mark Haskell

Mark Haskell - Sports Fix Host

Mark has lived in the Midcoast since he was four years old and has always had an affinity for sports. He graduated from Rockland District High School in 2000 and went on to graduate from the University of Maine in Orono in 2004 with a bachelor's degree in Mass Communications. After working for WVII-TV in Bangor, he "came home" to work as a sports reporter for The Courier-Gazette - the pape... Read More →

Lani Stiles

Lani Stiles - NOSH Host

From childhood visits to her grandparent’s farm in Texas, Chef Lani Stiles learned to respect the land and eat what you grow and produce – sautéed okra from the garden, fried catfish caught in the lake, hand creamed corn, churned ice cream and fresh pecan pie. At dinnertime, meaning the noon meal, food was shared with a large family and friends within the community. It was the combination of f... Read More →

Kerry Altiero

Kerry Altiero - NOSH Host

From his early days growing up racing motorcycles in the coal-country of Pennsylvania to today, Chef Kerry Altiero has done things his own way. In 1993, Chef Altiero opened a restaurant fueled by his passion for great food, multi-culture cuisines, his Italian heritage and Rockland, Maine. He renovated the historic Owl Benevolent and Fraternal Club at 15 Oak Street in the heart of downtown Rock... Read More →

Jennifer Johnson

Jennifer Johnson - Soup Du Jour Host

Jennifer Johnson is a lifelong learner. Originally from Connecticut, she has lived in Montana and moved to Maine 16 years ago. Her current career is in human resources. Jennifer has a degree in Political Science with minors in history, theater and sociology; and a Masters in Business Administration. Jennifer has performed stand-up comedy and considers herself a foodie and wine enthusiast w... Read More →

Vicki Doudera

Vicki Doudera - Soup Du Jour Host

In addition to co-hosting Soup du Jour, Vicki is a realtor and the author of eight books, including the best-selling guide Moving to Maine, and the Darby Farr Mystery series. Vicki loves getting to the heart of a story, which is why Soup du Jour has such appeal. "This area has so many fascinating characters and unique things going on," she says. "It’s great to feature people from our towns... Read More →