Team


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Al Di Carlo
Twitter Handle aldny23
Al joined Service Electric in 1997 as a Sports Reporter, but has also dabbled in news and weather. His passion has always been sports and he has enjoyed covering high school and college events along with the Stanley Cup Playoffs, Indy Car Racing and the 2004 Superbowl between the Philadelphia Eagles and the New England Patriots in Jacksonville, Florida.

In 2004 Al was named Assistant Sports Director and co-anchor to Lehigh Valley Sports Scene, a nightly show that focuses on providing highlights and stories on local sports and athletes at the high school, college and pro level.

Al was born in Mount Vernon, NY, but has called Lehigh Valley home for most of his life. He is a 1987 graduate of Parkland High School and a 1991 graduate of Kutztown University, where he majored in Telecommunications.

He is a diehard New York sports fan with a love for the Yankees, Giants and Islanders. However he is an avid fan of the Philadelphia Sixers as well. Al has been attending games his entire life; enjoying US Open Tennis matches, Islanders playoff games in the ‘80s and Yankee games with his cousins. Al’s greatest sports memory came at the 2009 World Series, being able to watch the game six clincher against the Phillies and sharing that moment with his wife Leah.

Al loves to watch and play tennis; he is an avid runner and has participated in many half marathons along with completing the New York Marathon back in 2003. He comes from a big Sicilian family with more then 25 first cousins. He lives in Orefield with his wife Leah and three terrific kids Samantha, Gia, and Giovanni.
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Doug Heater
Twitter Handle Heatwave42
Doug became a full-time employee at TV2 Sports in January 2005, after working part time as a football and wrestling analyst since 1997.

He grew up in New Jersey and moved to Easton, Pennsylvania in 1992, where he began to fully understand the passion of local sports in the Keystone State.

Doug has covered such sports as football, wrestling, basketball, field hockey, baseball, softball, hockey, soccer and MMA as an analyst or Play-by-Play Announcer for TV2. He is very proud to be a part of PCN’s annual coverage of the PIAA wrestling championships and has also spent time covering various events at SportsFest, including Strong Man competitions, Body Building shows and boxing with Hall of Famer Larry Holmes. Doug is also very proud to have been the lead announcer in Service Electric’s coverage of a handful of races at Nazareth Speedway, including the inaugural Service Electric 100 Nascar Featherlite tour race, USAC Silver Crown Sprint Cars, and the former Busch North Series. Doug’s love for racing goes back to his early days, attending the now defunct Flemington Speedway since the age of 5.

Doug became the Field Reporter and pregame show co-host of IronPigs baseball in 2010. He is also the pregame show co-host along with intermission host of Service Electric’s Lehigh Valley Phantoms coverage, since it’s inception in 2014. Doug has interviewed numerous baseball players who have come up through the minor league systems, with his interviews of Nick Swisher and Brandon Moss being his all-time favorites. Dave “The Hammer” Schultz ranks right up there on the hockey side.

During his free time he likes to hike, lift weights, exercise and spend time with his family and friends, especially during college football Saturday’s and Redzone Sunday’s during the NFL season.

Doug currently lives in Forks Township, and is engaged to be married this August to Angela. He has two children, Shane and Ava who are 20 and 10 respectively. 
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Erica Rose
Twitter Handle EricaRoseTV2
Erica joined TV2 in the summer of 2009 as an intern right out of Widener University, where she earned a degree in Broadcasting. She was then hired in the fall and has been a part of the TV2 crew ever since. While attending college she worked in radio, as well as television. Erica also spent time interning at NBC 10 in Bala Cynwyd and 950 ESPN (now 97.5 the Fanatic).

Once at TV2, Erica covered Velodrome, The Sportsfest Preview show, and has hosted Trackside with Marty Nothstein; along with covering various sporting events for Lehigh Valley Sports Scene. 

In 2014, Erica became a mom for the first time and has since cut back her hours to spend as much time with her husband and two children, Tommy and Audrey.
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Gwen Begley
Gwen Begley joined Service Electric TV2 in August of 2014, after earning a degree in Sports Journalism from Temple University in May of 2014. She serves as a Multimedia Journalist and can be seen covering a wide range of sports for Lehigh Valley Sports Scene. She has also done sideline reporting for the MiLB Reading Fightin’ Phils as well as the United Soccer League (USL) Bethlehem Steel FC.

While Gwen is not covering sports, you can likely catch her at various other sporting events. Her favorites are ice hockey and baseball, growing up with a love for the Pittsburgh Penguins and the Philadelphia Phillies.

While she does not have any children, Gwen is a proud parent of her little fur baby named Marnie, a nine-month-old kitten.
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Kristi Fulkerson
Twitter Handle kfulk3
Kristi joined the TV2 Sports team full-time in January 2013. She wears many hats for SECTV, working as a reporter, anchor, producer, editor and videographer. Kristi primarily covers the Lehigh Valley Phantoms hockey team, while also keeping up with the IronPigs, Steelhawks and several local high school and college sports teams. Kristi was part of the 2016 Emmy Award-winning (dream) team for the ‘Behind the Scenes of an IronPigs Broadcast’ feature story.

Kristi spent a year working as a sports reporter/weekend anchor in Virginia at the Charlottesville Newsplex, covering University of Virginia athletics and the local sports scene. Prior to moving south, she was the Sports Director for Blue Ridge Cable 11 in Ephrata, PA where her focus was on local high school sports.

Kristi graduated from Millersville University in 2007, with a Bachelor of Science degree in Speech Communication: Broadcasting. She also played soccer for the Marauders and was Station Manager of the campus TV station, MUTV.

A native of Towanda, Pennsylvania, Kristi is married with two babies (one son & one puppy!). She loves the NY Giants (sorry, Eagles fans!), coffee, and spending time with family and friends!
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Leah Kocse
Leah joined the Service Electric Cable TV team soon after graduating from Pennsylvania State University in 1999 and has been at SECTV ever since. Her career began in 2000 as a News Reporter, where she learned everything there is to know about broadcasting from the ground up. She learned everything from writing the news, to editing, to even getting her first experience in front of the camera at the anchor desk.

Before her employment with Service Electric, Leah completed an internship with an ABC studio in State College while she earned a Bachelor's degree in Communications- Media Studies in December of 1999.

While she continues to enjoy working at Service Electric, Leah also enjoys her time with her husband Al and their three children. When she is not out covering games, you can find Leah cheering on her kids from the sidelines as well as helping out with the P.T.O. at their elementary school. 
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Meghan Caffrey
Twitter Handle m_camillee
Meghan Caffrey joined the Sports Scene team as a Reporter in October of 2016. 

Meghan comes from an athletic family. Growing up in New Jersey, the third of four kids, Meghan was constantly on the sidelines of her older siblings’ soccer, basketball, baseball, and football games. A dancer herself, though she did try her hand at basketball, Meghan’s passion for sports grew from the sidelines. Sunday afternoons spent with her dad, hammering him with questions as the Giants went to work on TV, was where Meghan learned that she could make this love and interest of a game into a career. 

While attending Penn State University (We Are!), Meghan was heavily involved with Big Ten Network StudentU productions, and GoPSUsports.com. A perfectionist by trade, thanks to years of ballet, Meghan jumped at every opportunity, and even created some of her own, expanding her sports knowledge and honing her reporting skills. 

When Meghan is not covering the Valley’s sporting events you can find her outside. A true Jersey girl, she absolutely loves the beach and anything to do with being close to the water. Meghan’s passion of athletics carries over into her personal life. She is constantly trying new workout classes, and finding fun ways to sweat. When not sweating in the gym, she loves going on walks with her puppy, Kenzie. 

Meghan loves to meet new people and chat, so feel free to reach out to her with a story idea or just to say hello! (Or even send her your favorite smoothie recipe or a “must go” workout class recommendation in the Valley!)
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Mike Zambelli
Mike joined the Service Electric sports team in 1988. Serving as a Color Analyst for both football and basketball. His duties expanded when he was named Sports Director in 1994. He’s served as the Play-by-Play Announcer for high school, college and local professional sports teams, including the Lehigh Valley Iron Pigs. He’s served as host on Lehigh Valley Sports Scene preview shows for state basketball and football championships as well as The Mike Zambelli Show.

Mike has been nominated for three Mid Atlantic Emmy Awards and is a member of The Dieruff High School Wall of Fame, the Lehigh Valley Golf Hall of Fame, Lehigh Valley Football Hall of Fame, the VIA All Star Basketball Hall of Fame and was the distinguished alumni for the McDonald’s All-Star Football Classic in 2002. A graduate of Dieruff High School, he attended Moravian College and was a member of their MAC Championship Golf team in 1974. Mike went onto win the Lehigh Valley Amateur in 1978 and the State Public Links Championship in 1980.

Mike is married to wife Susan, he has three children and three grandchildren.
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Steve Degler
Steve Degler joined Service Electric in 2009. He serves as the Play-by-Play Announcer for TV2 Sports coverage of the Lehigh Valley Phantoms, Reading Fightin Phils and Lehigh University football. He is also the Color Analyst on Lehigh Valley IronPigs broadcasts.

Prior to his time with Service Electric, Degler was the radio announcer for the Reading Phillies for 17 seasons. He has also been a member of the La Salle University Basketball Radio Network for 20 seasons. Degler has also done hockey and basketball telecasts for Niagara University and hockey games for Merrimack College.

Degler has also announced numerous Pennsylvania State Championship games in football, baseball, basketball and softball on PCN. He has performed various broadcasting duties for Kutztown University, Albright College and DeSales University.

Steve is a graduate of Hamburg Area High School and Kutztown University. He and his wife, Karen, are the parents of two daughters, Sarah and Hannah.
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Thomas Meikrantz
Thomas J. Meikrantz was born in Allentown and began his employment at
 Service Electric Cable in October 1991. Meikrantz was hired as a news
 reporter and substitute news and sports anchor. He was named TV2 Sports
 Director in January 1993 and was promoted to TV2 News Director in August
 1994, a position he served for 10 years.

Meikrantz has been a member of the 
TV2 Sports staff since 2004.
 Prior to joining Service Electric, Meikrantz was the Sports Director at
 WJHL-TV, a CBS affiliate in Johnson City, TN from 1984 to 1990. He began his television career at WFMZ-TV in 1979 both behind and in front of the camera, 
eventually serving as Sports Director.
 

Meikrantz attended Penn State University, where he graduated with a degree in 
Broadcast Journalism. He is a 1975 graduate of William Allen High School.
   

Meikrantz is married to the former Peggy L. Holland. They have two 
children, a son Corey who attends West Chester University and a daughter
 Caylin, who will attend Elon University NC this fall to play soccer. 
Corey is a 2014 Salisbury High School graduate and Caylin will graduate from
 Salisbury this June.