Craig Colson

Craig Colson

News Director/Producer/Anchor
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Craig Colson became news director and anchor at WVII ABC 7 and WFVX Fox Bangor in December of 2012. He began his career in broadcasting in 1985 while working as a news photographer at another Bangor television station. Craig worked his way up through the ranks and became the main anchor for the nightly newscasts before leaving in 2009. At that point, he became news director for four local radio stations and delivered the morning news before taking on his current position.

Craig grew up in a "news family" and followed in the footsteps of his father who was also a news director and anchor. His brother is also a news photographer at a Boston television station.

Craig's career has brought him all over-reporting from everywhere from Washington D.C. to Red Square in Moscow, Russia. When he isn't reporting the news, Craig can be found taking on new adventures with his two daughters or exploring the coast of Maine in his kayak. His other passion is making furniture in his shop or just about anything involving the outdoors.

Video Biography

Friday, 15 January 2016 18:35

Missing man in Acadia National Park

MOUNT DESERT--A big search is underway in Acadia National Park. Emergency crews are trying to find an Ellsworth man who vanished on Tuesday. Acadia's John Kelley tells us they found a car belonging to Tim Philpott earlier this week at the Parkman area parking area in the town of Mount Desert. They've been trying to find him ever since. Maine game wardens, volunteer search crews and a Maine Forest Service Helicopter are among those searching today. They're concentrating much of their efforts on the hiking trails and carriage trails close to where Philpott's vehicle was located. They also hope to hear from anyone who might have information about his plans or whereabouts. We have a crew in Acadia Park and will have the latest as the story continues to develop.  

Thursday, 14 January 2016 19:24

LePage survives impeachment effort

AUGUSTA - An effort to impeach Governor Paul LePage failed today in Augusta.

Monday, 04 January 2016 18:35

Rumford man charged with arson

TEMPLE - A man from Rumford is accused of setting fire to a building close to where his daughter and former wife were staying. 

Monday, 04 January 2016 18:02

Pembroke home and barn destroyed

PEMBROKE - A fundraiser is underway to help a Pembroke family recover from a devastating fire. 

Monday, 04 January 2016 16:47

Hit and run victim identified

FARMINGTON - Police have identified a woman who was killed by an alleged drunk driver on New Years Day.

Monday, 04 January 2016 16:44

Fatal crash found days later

GARDINER - State Police continue to look for answers following a deadly crash that was discovered over the weekend.

Wednesday, 23 December 2015 22:09

General passes at top job

AUGUSTA - Governor Lepage's nominee to be Maine's next Adjutant General has decided he doesn't want the job.


Wednesday, 23 December 2015 22:01

Ashland fire victim identified

ASHLAND -Authorities have identified a man who they believe was killed during an early morning fire in Ashland.


Thursday, 10 December 2015 21:48

Bangor Police arrest night burglars

BANGOR - A barking dog helped police nab two people suspected of burglarizing a number of homes in Bangor.

Wednesday, 09 December 2015 16:30

MDI meth bust

BAR HARBOR - Two men from Mount Desert Island are accused of manufacturing methamphetamine. 

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