Craig Colson

Craig Colson

News Director/Producer/Anchor

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.

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Manhunt Ends

BANGOR - A manhunt has ended for a suspect who was involved in a serious fight in Bangor. 

Foliage update

Northern Maine Moves to 
Peak Foliage for Columbus Day Weekend
Augusta, MAINE - The leaves in northern Maine will be moving towards peak conditions this upcoming Columbus Day weekend according to the Maine Department of Agriculture, Conservation and Forestry. 

"Peak color (85 percent) is spreading throughout the northern region (zones 6 and 7) with low leaf drop, but forest rangers are still reporting low to moderate color (30 percent to 50 percent) throughout the rest of the state. While we are seeing a lot of color along the I-295 corridor in zones 1 and 3, there is still a lot of green in the upper elevations and in the forest canopies along the highways and byways," noted Gale Ross, fall foliage coordinator. "This is a spectacular weekend to get out and enjoy the varying contrasts of the reds, oranges, yellows and purples mingled in with the greens of the oak trees."

There will be Leaf Peeper Concerts in Tenants Harbor and Wells this weekend. Bring a picnic beforehand and explore Wells Reserve, featuring the huge century-old Laudholm Farm barn on 2,250 acres of salt marsh and freshwater wetland. The concerts will feature works by Mozart, Mendelssohn and Erwin Schulhoff performed by the DaPointe String Quartet

The 16th annual North American Wife Carrying Championship® will be held this weekend during Fall Festival at Sunday River. Teams will test their physical strength, agility and teamwork during this unique competition where the winning couple takes home the wife's weight in beer, a cash prize and an entry into the World Championship in Finland. 

Grab your cameras in the upcoming weeks and share your photos with us You can even sign up to receive weekly reports by email. 

For more information about fall activities and events in Maine, go to

Bangor Standoff

BANGOR - A man ended up getting arrested after police say he touched off a standoff. 

Fatal crash

CHINA  - Authorities have released information about a deadly crash in the town of China. The Department of Public Safety says a Searsport man was killed yesterday when he crashed a car on Route 3.

Flood watch

BANGOR - A very soggy day here in the Bangor region as rain clouds move across the area. There's a lot of localized flooding, but no major problems to report by noon on Wednesday.


Expera Mill Closing

OLD TOWN - Tough news for folks in the Old Town area. Expera Specialty Solutions has confirmed it plans to close the local paper mill by the end of December.


State Workers Could be Laid Off

STATEWIDE - 55 state employees have been notified they'll be laid off if Congress fails to prevent a government shutdown.

The move will impact employees whose salaries are funded with federal dollars. 

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