Sharon Rose Vaznis is an Anchor at NEWS CENTER Maine in Portland, Maine specializing in human interest stories.
Sharon graduated cum laude with a bachelor’s degree in Broadcast Journalism from Ithaca College in Ithaca, NY in 1989. From there, she started her career right here at NEWS CENTER Maine as a weekend producer, eventually working her way up through the ranks to her current position as co-anchor of Maine’s #1 rated morning newscast. Sharon is an Emmy-nominated journalist, a proud mom and an animal lover. Over the years, she has developed a keen interest in holistic health and wellness, and in alternative forms of medicine.
“We take our work seriously. But we don’t take ourselves seriously.” That’s how Sharon Rose Vaznis describes her role as co-anchor of the highly rated NEWS CENTER Maine Morning Report. “We work hard to bring you accurate, informative, meaningful stories,” she explains, “But we also like to share a laugh with our viewers, who are like family to us.”
Sharon says her life is proof that dreams really do come true. As a native Vermonter, she first came to Maine on a family vacation when she was 14 years old. She fell in love with the state and made a promise to herself that, if ever given the opportunity, she would live here.
Sharon shares a home with her husband Rick Vaznis, her two daughters Miranda and Duffy, two dogs, one cat, a hermit crab, and a closet full of fabulous shoes! She proudly drives a 2005 minivan with some 200,000 miles on the odometer. She says she is deeply grateful for her career, her wonderful friends and family, and every moment of her life here in Maine.