Colleen McVey is an Emmy Award winner news anchor who has been at News 12 Long Island for over 25 years. She was a morning anchor before moving to Night time newscasts, in the beginning of 1988. After earning a Communications degree from SUNY Geneseo, Colleen's journalism career began as a news writer and field producer at KTVI-Channel 2 in St. Louis, Missouri. After a year in the Midwest, Colleen moved to Syracuse, New York for her first on-air position as a reporter and weekend anchor/producer at WSTM-Channel 3. She then accepted a prime-time anchor position at WROC-Channel 8 in Rochester, New York where she worked before coming to News 12 Long Island.
Colleen McVey lives in Long Island with her husband, Tony, and three children Matt, Greg, and Maggie. However, she has not revealed when she got married to Tony. For the past 25 years, Colleen has covered some of Island's most memorable and historic events. She also reported News 12's live breaking news coverage of the Avianca Plane Crash in Cove Neck in 1990, the Long Island railroad massacre in 1993 and the TWA Flight 800 disaster in 1996.