Team


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Cassie Schmidt
Twitter Handle @casschmidtt
Cassie Schmidt joined Service Electric in May of 2017, right after graduating from Kutztown University with a Degree in Electronic Media. She works as a Sports Reporter for the Lehigh Valley Sports Scene show. 

She grew up in Whitehall, PA and attended Whitehall High School. She played all four years on the Kutztown University Women's soccer team and has played sports all of her life (her favorite: soccer) which eventually grew into a passion of sports reporting. 

Cassie has a younger brother and sister and two loving parents. In her free time she enjoys working out, playing with her two puppies and watching/rooting for all Philadelphia sports!
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Courtney DuPont
Courtney DuPont joined the Service Electric team in May of 2019. Courtney got her start in sports journalism with the Big Ten Network in Piscataway, New Jersey thanks to a type-o...Yeah, ask her about that story. Following that, Courtney continued chasing her dream when she moved to San Antonio, Texas and became an anchor/reporter for a 30-minute sportscast that focused primarily on the Spurs. Now, this fiery young talent is ready to take on the Lehigh Valley. 

While Courtney is a native Jersey girl, she did graduate from Bethlehem Catholic High School in 2013 where she played softball and field hockey. Following that, she ventured back over the Delaware, attended Rutgers University and earned a bachelors in Journalism and Media Studies. 

Courtney has been a devoted Rams fan since she was five years old and met her hero, Kurt Warner. The two would one day meet again on the sideline of a AAF San Antonio Commanders vs San Diego Fleet football game. Courtney loves to tell stories and meet new people, so if you see her on the sidelines make sure you say hi and get ready for an earful. 
 
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Dan Fremuth
Twitter Handle @hometownphan
Dan joined the TV2 Sports Team full time in June 2018 and currently serves as the Coordinating Producer and lead anchor of Lehigh Valley Sports Scene. He previously worked part time with Service Electric in a variety of on-air roles, including guest co-host of “Phantoms Front and Center” and the Lehigh Valley Steelhawks’ weekly show, “Beyond the Walls.”

A graduate of the S.I. Newhouse School of Public Communications with a degree in Broadcast Journalism, Dan spent four seasons as the Director of Public Relations with the Lehigh Valley Phantoms before joining TV2. Prior to that, he served in a similar capacity for hockey teams in Omaha, Nebraska, Amarillo, Texas, and Billings, Montana.

A native of Malvern, PA, Dan is a huge Philly sports fan and will admit to crying both as a 12-year-old when the Phillies lost the World Series in 1993 and then again as a 27-year-old when Brad Lidge struck out Eric Hinske in 2008.
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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 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.
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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.  Erica has 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.
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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.

Prior to working for TV2, Kristi was the Weekend Sports Anchor at the Charlottesville Newsplex (Va.) and previously the Sports Director for Blue Ridge Cable 11 in Ephrata, PA. 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, PA, Kristi a die-hard NY Giants fan & coffee addict! She and her husband, Dan (a Central Catholic grad), have one son (Graham) and a German Shepherd (Eli). 
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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.
Mike is married to wife Susan, he has three children and three grandchildren.
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Sean Fritz
Sean joined Service Electric in May of 2018 after graduating from Indiana University of Pennsylvania with a degree in Communications Media. At IUP, Sean worked on various media platforms including his role as Sports Editor of the Student Newspaper, host/producer of a weekly sports talk radio show, play-by-play broadcaster for IUP football and an analyst/producer of the sports talk show on IUP-TV. His role with Service Electric primarily focuses on the reporting of local high school, collegiate and professional sports for TV2 Sports Lehigh Valley Sports Scene.  

A native of Bethlehem, Sean graduated from Bethlehem Catholic High School where he was a member of the baseball and golf teams. His local roots drive his passion for serving Lehigh Valley residents with the up-to-date landscape of local athletics.  

Sean is an avid Philadelphia sports fan, actively following the latest happenings of the Eagles, Phillies, Flyers and 76ers. When he’s not covering sports in the Lehigh Valley, Sean spends his time watching sports and attending games with friends. He also enjoys playing an occasional round of golf.  
 
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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.
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. 
 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 attends Elon University.