He grew up around the industry and worked for many years along side his father, Don Colson who was also a news director and anchor at a local station.
Colson's brother, Matthew is also a veteran news photographer who began his career in Bangor and now works for WBZ in Boston.
Clay was hired by WVII/WFVX as a morning anchor for FOX BANGOR's 7AM News Hour and as reporter for the 6,10 & 11 o’clock news in July 2011.
He graduated from Indiana University in Bloomington where he received his B.A. in Journalism. Clay has worked at Fox National News in New York, WTIU in Indianapolis and the Big Ten Network.
In his free time, Clay is a firefighter for the Holden Fire/Rescue Department in Holden and is an avid hockey fan.