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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.  In addition, he is the Producer of the ATVN Sports Talk Show and Take 5. View Chris’ weekly blog.
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.
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.
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” and “Movie Vault Extra”
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
Randy Kane, Color Commentator
Randy began with ATVN in the late 1970’s when it was Twin County Cable as a color commentator for local auto racing telecasts. Randy is now the lead announcer for local auto racing programs. Randy worked for 17-years as an auto racing announcer for ATVN covering Nazareth Raceway and Nazareth Speedway prior to doing races at Flemington Fair Speedway in Flemington, NJ for three seasons. Since 2000, he’s been broadcasting from Grandview Speedway annually on 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”.
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.
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.
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.
Josh Young, Sideline Reporter
Josh is a proud product of Bethlehem Area School District, graduating from Freedom High School in 2013. During high school, he played football, wrestling, and track, and went on to be a two-sport collegiate athlete in wrestling and football at Franklin & Marshall College. He has two younger brothers who graduated Freedom and went on to play NCAA D1 sports at Columbia University and Harvard University.
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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