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Back to Vacationland’s airwaves

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Back to Vacationland’s airwaves (photo courtesy of Lindsey Mills)

News anchors Clay Gordon, Lindsey Mills return to Maine 

PORTLAND – WCSH is welcoming Clay Gordon and Lindsey Mills back to the Maine area.

Gordon is an award-winning anchor, reporter and producer. He began his career as a sideline reporter for the Big Ten Network and was an intern reporter for Fox National News in New York City in 2010. After his internship, he worked at WVII ABC-7 and WFVX Fox 22 here in Bangor. Since June of 2014, he has been a morning co-anchor at WMBD-TV in Peoria, Illinois.

Mills began her career at WCVB Channel 5 News Boston. After her time in Boston, she too worked at WVFX in Bangor. She has also served as the morning co-anchor at WMBD-TV in Peoria.

The two – who met while working here and Bangor and went on to get married in 2015 (Editor’s note: It was a lovely ceremony.)– announced on October 25 that they would be moving back to Maine to work at WCSH in Portland.

Mills explained the move as a chance to be closer to family.

“My family works in Boston so I wanted to be closer to my family - plus we were looking for a challenge,” she said. “So we saw an opportunity in Portland and thought ‘Let’s go for it!’”

Mills is from Arlington, Massachusetts, while Gordon is from the Chicago area.

“We started off in my neck of the woods and then we moved to Clay’s area,” joked Mills. “And now we’re coming back.”

At WCSH, Mills will be a reporter and co-anchor the 5 p.m. newscast. Gordon will be co-anchoring the weekend morning show. He will also be a weekday reporter.

The couple sounded very enthusiastic about the new gig.

“We are looking forward to working with some veterans in the business that we have always looked up to,” Mills said. “We’re also looking forward to working with people that we started our career with.”

When asked about potential downsides to the move, the pair struggled to come up with much of consequence, though Mills mentioned snow and Gordon made clear that he was “not thrilled to have to watch out for deer while driving at night.”

Nervous you will not be able to see them on television? Don’t worry, you can watch them here in Bangor on WLBZ. Both Mills and Gordon will be back on local televisions, bringing their broadcasting excellence back to the 207.

“We’re excited to reconnect with our old viewers,” Mills said. “And because WCSH broadcasts statewide, we will be able to see all the friends that feel like family in the Bangor area.”

Outside of work, Gordon is a part-time nationally certified firefighter and an emergency medical technician. He also enjoys refereeing youth hockey. Mills also assists with the officiating - she played hockey during high school and college. In addition, while Mills worked in Bangor, she helped out with Brewer’s Youth Hockey Learn to Skate & Learn to Play program and played on a men’s league team.

I am excited to see this power couple on air (and on the ice). To learn more about the couple, follow them on Twitter @ClayGordonNews and @LindseyMills7.


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