Home Base's Veterans Day Special
Join us on Friday, November 10, 2017 for the 3rd annual Home Base Veterans Day Special: a 1.5-hour, commercial-free television event highlighting the the multifaceted aspects of Home Base. This telethon will air from 7:30 – 9pm on ABC affiliates WCVB-TV Channel 5 in Massachusetts and on WMUR-TV Channel 9 in New Hampshire. The event will also be live-streamed on both wcvb.com and wmur.com. The broadcast aims to educate the community at large about the invisible wounds of war, and focuses on patients who bravely share their story in hopes of reducing stigma.
This year’s telethons will be hosted by WCVB-TV NewsCenter 5 News Anhor Randy Price and WMUR-TV News Anchor Josh McElveen, both veterans of the Armed Forces.
As one of Boston’s best-known TV journalists, Randy began his broadcast career in college radio at Louisiana Tech University and then Louisiana State University in his home city of Baton Rouge. As a member of the U.S. Air Force, Randy moved into television with the American Forces Radio and Television Service. After his military duty, Randy became the lead anchor at television stations in Bakersfield, California, and Toledo, Ohio, before coming to Boston, He has anchored at all of the major network-affiliated stations in the city as well as hosting TV specials from time to time.
Randy helps millions of viewers get a jump start on their days news anchor for live news coverage weekday mornings on WCVB Channel 5, WCVB.com and WCVB mobile apps.
Josh joined the Marine Corps shortly after graduating High School. While serving at his permanent duty station in North Carolina, Josh enrolled at Park College where he studied nights to earn his degree in Communications.
After being honorably discharged from the Marine Corps in 1992 and earning several service medals and letters of commendation, Josh started his career in journalism at a news radio station in Fresno. From there, Josh switched to television news reporting for ABC affiliate KEYT in Santa Barbara. He also reported for CBS affiliate WWL in New Orleans where his coverage of Hurricane Katrina earned him several accolades, including the prestigious Edward R. Murrow and George Foster Peabody awards. He then spent three years reporting and anchoring for NECN in Boston, before accepting the position of Political Director and 5 p.m. anchor with WMUR.
There’s no better way to say “thank you for your service” this Veterans Day weekend than by ensuring our returning Service Members have the care that they need and deserve. Telethon viewers can make a donation by calling toll free at 866-615-8387, text-to-give by texting “Veterans” to 91999, or contribute online by clicking on the donation link below.
Patient stories and other videos about Home Base from the 2016 broadcast of Home Base’s Veterans Day Special are available to view below.
Home Base is proud to work with gracious sponsors, collaborators, partners and local government to bring treatment to Post-9/11 Veterans and Service Members.
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