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Chris Michael, ATVN Sports Director
Chris Michael is the ATVN Sports Director responsible for leading ATVN’s  on-air sports broadcast team, including: baseball, football & basketball games.  Prior to ATVN, Chris worked in television and radio (including stops at CBS Sports, Radio Pennsylvania and Sportsradio WIP), covering professional and collegiate Philadelphia teams including two World Series, NFC Championships and an NBA championship.  He handled football and men’s & women’s basketball play by play for colleges at Temple, Rutgers, Princeton and other schools as well as announcing Reading Phillies and Somerset Patriots minor-league games.  He has taught journalism, communications and film in colleges and high schools. Among his other current duties as Senior Producer and Manager of Media Media Services, he is the producer of the ATVN Sports Talk Show and Take 5. View Chris’ weekly blog.
Cameron Nunez, Blogger/Reporter
Cameron joined ATVN as a sports blogger commenting on local sports in our coverage area and focusing on her unique experiences as a student-athlete. In high school, Cameron was a member of the Easton field hockey team and was on first-ever girls Red Rovers wrestling squad and also a member of the National Spanish Honor Society, before joining the East Stroudsburg University wrestling team.
John Leone, Color Commentator
John has been an ATVN Sportscaster since 1997, when he joined Gary Laubach as color commentator for Lafayette basketball coverage on the Lafayette Sports Network.  He is a former basketball coach at Lafayette College.
Melvin Thomas, Broadcaster/Blogger
Mel was a three-time letter winner playing Division-I college football at the University of Colorado before being drafted by Ray Rhodes and the Philadelphia Eagles. After stints as a high school football coach, he joined ATVN’s broadcasting team in the fall of 2023 and also writes a bi-weekly blog during football season for the ATVN website. Mel is also an ordained minister and is the pastor at the Calvary Baptist Church in South Whitehall township.
McKenna Wall, Broadcaster

McKenna started working with the ATVN Sports Department in 2023, announcing high school events.  She also works as both a play-by-play announcer and color analyst for The Big 10-Plus TV Network and CommRadio, where she was also a multimedia reporter covering sports, arts and news.  Additionally, she worked both in front of and behind the camera on the television sports program “After The Whistle,” serving as an anchor, reporter and senior producer. McKenna grew up in the Lehigh Valley and played both scholastic and club volleyball.

James Middleton, Football Color Analyst
James was a featured running back on one of the most storied HS football programs in America – the Easton Red Rovers – upon his graduation in 2014. A standout two-sport athlete, James went on to play collegiately before returning to the Lehigh Valley to coach girls high school basketball at Whitehall while also joining Chris Michael each fall as an ATVN football analyst.
Scott Barr, Broadcaster
Scott began his broadcast career with ATVN in 1985, and serves as the studio’s expert for wrestling and tennis broadcasts. In addition, he has been part of the broadcast team for a wide range of other sports including baseball, football, basketball, lacrosse, kickboxing, soccer and boxing. Each year, he also serves as a co-host of the Dream Come True Telethon.
Rayann Vasko, Dream Come True Telethon Co-Host
Rayann has been part of the annual Dream Come True Telethon on ATVN since its inception in the mid-1980s. In addition to being the charitable organization’s Executive Director she works as an elementary educator at St. Anne’s School in Bethlehem.
Tony Ortiz, Host of Nuestro Valle
Born in Mexico, Jose Antonio (Tony) moved to the U.S., eventually settling in the Lehigh Valley. He has served as producer and host of ATVN’s Nuestro Valle program since 2008. Tony has worked with organizations as diverse as the United Way of the Greater Lehigh Valley, AIDSNET, Latin Alliance of the Lehigh Valley and as past president of the Mexican Cultural Center in Philadelphia.
Dan Mowdy, ATVN Community Spotlight Host
Dan has hosted ATVN’s “Community Spotlight” for more than 10 years, and has worked behind microphones in five countries and on four continents.  Originally from New York, he enjoys the dynamics and diversity of all of the regions that ATVN serves. When putting together an interview show, no one values the challenge of “keeping it fresh” more than Dan.
Devin Almonte, Broadcaster
Devin Almonte joined the ATVN team in 2018. Pursuing her passion for television and news after starting a family in 2008, she thoroughly enjoys her blended career working as a TV host, broadcaster, product expert, actress, and print model. In addition to appearing on ATVN, she can be seen as an on-air host for QVC in their health and wellness space.
Artie Freeman
Host of “Take-5”, “Movie Vault Extra”, and “Cultural Bridges”

Artie is the producer and host of ATVN’s “Cultural Bridges”. Celebrities nationwide discuss how other cultures around the world have had a positive impact on their lives. Artie has dedicated himself to bridging racial and cultural gaps in the community on “Take-5” by establishing dialogues with people in all walks of life. He is the producer and host of “Movie Vault Extra”, in which he introduces classic films. His extensive knowledge of film history is on display as he shares interesting behind-the-scenes information regarding the “Movie Vault” films that we broadcast.
Gary Laubach, Lafayette College Broadcaster
Gary began his broadcasting career with Twin County Cable in 1972. He has worked with the network under its various company names (Twin-County, C-Tec, RCNTV and ATVN) since that time. Mr. Laubach has done over 5000 television events, and play-by-play for most of the major high school and intercollegiate sports in the Lehigh Valley. He has announced for Lafayette College on the Lafayette Sports Network for the past 25 years and has been seen nationwide on Fox Sports and ESPN+. He spent many years as a weekly guest on the Bearman and Keith morning show on WZZO. He has been inducted into the following: Wilson Area School District Hall of Fame; the Lehigh Valley Wrestling Hall of Fame; the McDonald’s All-Star Classic Hall of Fame; the VIA All-Star Basketball Hall of Fame; the Northampton County American Legion Hall of Fame; and the Blue Mountain League Baseball Hall of Fame. He chose to become part-time in 2021 and continues to do the play-by-play for Lafayette football and men and women’s basketball.
Brooke Zumas, Wrestling Broadcaster
Brooke joined our announcing team as a wrestling commentator during the 2023 – 24 school year.  She was instrumental in getting girls high school wrestling sanctioned as an official sport in Pennsylvania and was a frequent panelists on ATVN SportsTalk during those efforts. Brooke has coached at several different schools and also currently works as a consultant for wrestling programs.
Lloyd Brooks, Football Commentator
Lloyd joined the Astound TV Network during the 2023-24 school year after a long and distinguished career coaching at different schools in eastern Pennsylvania. Brooks works as a color analyst for our high school football broadcast.
Dennis Laub, Color Analyst
Dennis has been broadcasting football and basketball games since 2006. He also was a co host on SportsTalk Football Friday Night.
Renee Washington, Broadcaster
Renee began working with ATVN during the winter 2022-23 season and also is a sports reporter/host working with ESPN, Fox Sports, and MLB. She is the host of “Beyond the Headlines with Renee Washington” covering all things sports, music, and entertainment. A former three-time all-American and soccer hall of famer, Renee has covered all sports collegiately or professionally. In December of 2020, she launched the organization “Planted, Not Buried” focused on empowering, educating, and inspiring others through access to resources, events, and more.
Michael Joseph, Color Analyst
Michael has been a Color Analyst for ATVN for 8 years. Mike coached Division 1-AA football for Villanova University in 1990-91, where he received his Masters degree in Education, and B.S. Degree in Industrial Engineering at Lafayette College where he served as Defensive Backfield Coach and Recruiting Coordinator from 1992-2000. He holds the All-Time record for Interceptions at Lafayette and was an All-Patriot League selection.
Andrew Harris, Sideline Reporter
After a stellar high school career, Andrew succeeded at Bloomsburg University as both a linebacker on the school’s football team and graduating with a degree in Communications & Business. He had worked as a assistant coach before joining the ATVN Sports team as a sideline reporter in the fall of 2023.
Lilly Moss Hercik, Dream Come True Telethon Co-Host/Performer
Lilly first joined the annual Dream Come True Telethon in 2022 as a guest performer. Not only is she a talented singer/songwriter rising from Bethlehem, Pennsylvania, Lilly is also a pediatric cancer survivor of leukemia and a 2010 DCT dream recipient. Lilly is a Freedom High School Class of 2023 graduate and attendis Lafayette College. To hear more, visit this link.
Phillip Ng, Football Commentator
A graduate of Morello Prep High School (California), Phil had a stellar career as a Wide Receiver at Lafayette College, becoming a member of the school’s Football Hall of Fame. After serving as a radio analyst for three years on WJRH radio, Ng began his football announcing career with ATVN.
Tony Cocca, Broadcaster
Tony has been on the coaching scene since 1972, serving as a football coach at the high school and college levels. Tony was the Head Coach at Whitehall High School for nine seasons, winning the league and District XI crowns. He was also a successful Head Softball Coach and has worked with ATVN as a sideline reporter. Tony is part of ATVN’s football broadcast team.
Adriana Dias, Wrestling Broadcaster
Adriana made history by becoming part of the first ever women’s wrestling team at Cedar Crest College in Allentown, and made history again in February 2023 by becoming the first female in Lehigh Valley history to broadcast a boys high school district wrestling championship on ATVN. She is a graduate of Bethlehem Catholic HS, which boasts one of the premiere scholastic wrestling programs in the nation. Adriana also played volleyball.
Ryan Nunamaker, Color Commentator
Ryan was born and raised in the Lehigh Valley. As a product of the District XI wrestling community, Ryan wrestled at Nazareth High School, and then went on to wrestle for North Carolina State University. Ryan then began a teaching and coaching career in the Parkland School District. Ryan was an assistant coach at Parkland for four years, and he held the head coaching position. In 2017, Ryan began his commentating career as a high school wrestling analyst for ATVN Sports.
Dawn Cipolla, Color Analyst
Dawn joined ATVN for the first ever lacrosse broadcasts on our network in the spring of 2024. Cipolla, who won four District 11 championships and four East Penn Conference titles in her 7 years as head coach at Parkland. She also earned several coach of the year and team of the year awards during her tenure with the Trojans.
Megan Kane, Basketball Announcer
Megan joined the ATVN team in 2021 after serving as a successful basketball coach in the Lehigh Valley at the high school and college level. Megan, a Hall of Fame inductee at Berwick High School and the University of Delaware, had an outstanding playing career scoring over 2,000 points in high school and over 1,000 in college. She was also selected as UD Outstanding Senior Female Athlete of the Year.
Marlon Randall, Broadcaster
Marlon started broadcasting district playoff games with Chris Michael for ATVN during the 2023 season. Before becoming the varsity boys basketball head coach for Dieruff High School in Allentown, he was a head coach at Pottsville HS and an assistant coach on the Reading boys basketball staff that won a state championship in 2017.
Mimi Griffin, Basketball Analyst
Enshrined in the NCAA Basketball Hall of Fame (Class of 2014), Mimi served as the “face” for women’s basketball in its early television exposure and laid the foundation and groundwork for women’s basketball on television. Griffin was the primary women’s basketball analyst for ESPN for 17 years and provided color analyst for the NCAA Women’s Final Four six times. In 1990, she was the first woman color analyst for a NCAA men’s tournament game on ESPN and a year later, became the first woman to broadcast the first two rounds of the NCAA Men’s Basketball Tournament on CBS Sports. Mimi was the 1994 WBCA Mel Greenberg Media Award winner. She also formed and is CEO for the highly successful MSG Productions, which has overseen many US Senior Open & US Women’s Golf championships.
Eric Schmitt, Baseball Analyst
Eric became the first person in Blue Mountain League Baseball history to play, coach and broadcast a BML game in the league’s 80-plus year history, when he joined Chris Michael as his broadcast partner in 2022.  In addition to announcing summer games, Eric is currently the head baseball coach at Whitehall High School.  This follows a long career as a hitting instructor, and assistant coach at several local schools and as a player/manager for the Martins Creek Creekers.
Brittany Thomas, Basketball Analyst
Brittany joined the ATVN team in 2021. She has previously been a basketball coach in the Lehigh Valley at the high school and college level. Brittany was a member of the girls basketball team at Catasauqua High School, where she is a 1,000-point scorer as well as a member of the East Stroudsburg Women’s basketball team through college.
Harrison Bailey, Announcer 
Harrison works with Chris Michael broadcasting the National Highland Games Championships each year. A standout football and track-and-field athlete at Lakewood (NJ) High School, Harrison traveled the world was a world champion competitor in highland sports for over a decade before retiring to become a high school principal, in addition to announcing with ATVN.
Mike Feltenberger, Auto Racing Announcer
Mike has an established resume as an auto racing photographer with numerous local and national award honors. From 1989 to 2000 he was the assistant starter at the track, before getting back behind the camera as both a racing photographer and an Astound TV Network broadcaster. In the 1980’s and early 1990’s Mike was the lap-by-lap announcer for the Tri Track Series broadcasts on the former WHUM and WAGO AM radio stations in Reading. Mike also hosts an auto racing show in Reading on Berks Community Television called “Strapped In”.

Dara Gonzalez, Broadcaster
Dara joined Chris Michael and the ATVN staff in 2023 to host special events programming like Astound’s “Fourth of July Celebrations” and also makes appearances on ATVN’s bi-lingual program, Nuestro Valle.  She works as a Community Liasion Manager / Enlace con la Comunidad for the Miller-Keystone Blood Center of the Lehigh Valley.


Tom Braun, Media Specialist and Parade Commentator
Tom is a teacher in the Bethlehem School District who assists ATVN with special events as a media specialist and parade commentator.
Jake Young, Football/Wrestling Commentator
A rare student-athlete who excelled at TWO Division-I sports in college, Jake was a four-year letterwinner in football and two-year letterman in wrestling at Columbia University. Over his four-year collegiate career on the gridiron, he saw action in a variety of roles as a linebacker, key special teams performer and return specialist. Prior to joining the Ivy League, he played three sports in high school and was named the Eastern Pennsylvania area’s “Top High School Athlete,” after winning a popularity vote over current New York Giants running back and Heisman Trophy candidate Saquan Barkley. Young joined our staff during the 2023-24 broadcast year.
Mackenzie Laub, Blogger
Mackenzie joined ATVN in the winter of 2023 as a sports writer for our website. She graduated from Whitehall High School in 2022 and currently attends Eastern University as a biology major, communications minor, and is a member of the university’s softball team.
Jarrett Carnes, Basketball Analyst
Jarrett Carnes joined the Astound TV Network in 2022 as a basketball commentator and blogger. He contributes a monthly “v-blog” on the local hoops scene during the winter sports season. Jarrett is a former standout athlete in multiple sports before playing college basketball at Penn State and is currently the head girls basketball coach at Liberty High School. In his first season as a head coach, he led the Hurricanes to their first district playoff victory after the program went six years without a postseason appearance.
Anna Leone, Broadcaster/Statistician
Anna found herself in the world of tech after graduating from the Fashion Institute of Technology. She spent 4 years at Modsy, a tech startup, where she took on the role of an Operations Analyst and is now pursuing a career in software engineering. She is a graduate of Easton Area High School and served as team captain for the girls basketball team her senior year.
Keith Groller, The Morning Call/ATVN Sports Talk Co-Host
Keith has been covering sports at The Morning Call since 1979 and has won many community service awards in the Lehigh Valley in his career. He was The Morning Call’s “Publisher’s Excellence” award winner in 1999, a two-time winner for digital excellence and has been inducted into the Lehigh Valley Basketball Hall of Fame, the Lehigh Valley Sports Hall of Fame, and more.
Patti Ditzel, Host and Producer 
Patti Ditzel hosts and co-produces “The Halftime Show” and “Take 5 Adoptable Pets” features, in addition to announcing Parades, hosting Concerts, and interviewing Lehigh Valley Polo For Equi-librium guests on ATVN. She began her television career by hosting and co-producing “The Ditzel Sisters’ Christmas Special” during her 10-year appearance as the On-Stage Solo Violinist in the Off-Broadway Hit “I Love You, You’re Perfect, Now Change” in New York City.
Aziz Atiyeh, Broadcaster
Aziz excelled in three scholastic sports (football, soccer and volleyball) at Whitehall High School and went on to play the latter two sports successfully at Kings College in Wilkes-Barre. Atiyeh brings his experiences with all three sports to the Astound sports family as a color commentator.
Buddy Lesavoy, Pennsylvania Crossfire Host
Buddy hosts “Pennsylvania (PA) Crossfire”, a weekly half-hour program that is produced at the ATVN Studios for the Lehigh Valley Tax Limitation Group.  The participants on the program discuss contemporary topics which are in the news.
Okezie Alozie, Broadcaster
Okezie joined ATVN’s broadcasting team in 2021 as a Sideline Reporter. The Freedom High School product served as Team Captain while playing Division I FBS football. He was named an All–American Honorable Mention by Pro Football Focus and All–MAC selection in 2015 as a Safety & Linebacker. Okezie resides in the Lehigh Valley with his family and coaches 7on7 football for Diamond Athletics.
Meghan Caffrey, Broadcaster
Meghan started her ATVN career in the fall of 2022 as a football sideline reporter. Meghan is a sports broadcaster with a passion for storytelling. She has covered NCAA football and men’s and women’s NCAA basketball, appearing on outlets including Fox Sports 1, ESPN+, and NBC Sports Philadelphia. Meghan has covered collegiate athletics working as a studio host, sideline reporter, and basketball analyst. Meghan is a graduate of Penn State University, where she studied broadcast journalism with an emphasis in sports.
Josh Young, Sideline Reporter
Josh is a proud product of Bethlehem Area School District, graduating in 2013. During high school, he played football, wrestling, and track, and earned the NAACP student-athlete award in high school and was on the diversity council. Josh went on to be a two-sport collegiate athlete in wrestling and football at Franklin & Marshall College. He has two younger brothers who played NCAA D1 sports at Columbia University and Harvard University.
Matt McBride, Baseball Analyst
Matt played Major League Baseball for the Oakland A’s, Colorado Rockies and was in the Philadelphia Phillies organization for several years before retiring and joining the ATVN Sports family in 2022, announcing games with Chris Michael. Matt shares his unique experiences and stories in addition to giving baseball commentary during the station’s scholastic baseball coverage.
Linette Medina, Voiceover Specialist
Linette started doing voiceovers for ATVN SportsTalk and has become the main voice for the Astound TV Network, voicing station identifications, promos, interstitials and other elements you hear on ATVN throughout our broadcast day. She is married to Becahi Basketball Coach Jose Medina.
Amirah Moody, Blogger/Reporter
Amirah joined ATVN in the fall 2022 when she was a senior at Muhlenberg College, majoring in Business Administration with a concentration in Marketing and Management and minoring in Studio Art. She was a defensive specialist on her college volleyball team. Amirah has also coached volleyball at CrossCourt volleyball club for three years.
Joe Stellato, Announcer
Joe Stellato joined the ATVN Sports team as a play-by-play announcer in 2022. Joe was a first team all-league football player in high school in addition to lettering in basketball and baseball. Stellato fielded opportunities to play all three sports before playing Division-II football at East Stroudsburg University. Stellato coached football at East Hills MS and basketball at Freedom HS, leading the Patriots to the District XI 6A title as their head coach in 2020.


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