Zach Blanchard is a multiskilled journalist and 11 p.m. anchor at NEWS CENTER Maine in Portland, specializing in general assignment reporting.
Zach joined the NEWS CENTER Maine team in July 2016. Since then, he has told stories all across the state and beyond—from the Emmy-nominated coverage of Wreaths Across America’s journey from Maine to Washington, to Sen. Collins' role in the Trump impeachment trial and some of the state's biggest breaking news coverage.
He has also produced in-depth pieces centered on suicide prevention and held public schools accountable when it comes to addressing relentless bullying issues.
Zach grew up in a small town in New Hampshire and later attended Quinnipiac University in Connecticut where he received degrees in Political Science and Journalism.
He worked as an intern at WMUR ABC 9 in New Hampshire and right here with NEWS CENTER Maine in Portland in 2014. Zach continued to experiences at NBC News in New York City where he spent a year as a Production Intern at MSNBC and then at the TODAY Show. At the network, he was able to take part in some of the country's largest breaking news stories as well as the launch of new shows including Sunday TODAY with Willie Geist.
In his free time, Zach enjoys exploring the best restaurants along Maine's coast, playing with dog, Eleanor, and reading on the beach.