Monday, 11 June 2018 13:09

End of slavery to be celebrated on June 19

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BANGOR - It was on June 19 in 1865 when slaves were officially freed in the United States as a result of the Emancipation Proclamation signed by President Abraham Lincoln.

It is an event that the nation continues to celebrate today. On Monday, Craig Colson spoke with James Varner of the Maine Human Rights Coalition to get the details.



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.