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The 4th annual Home Base Veterans Day Special aired on Sunday, November 11th. This 60-minute television event highlighted the multifaceted aspects of Home Base. This telethon aired on ABC affiliates WCVB-TV Channel 5 in Massachusetts, on WMUR-TV Channel 9 in New HampshireWMTW Channel 8 in Maine. and ABC Channel 7 in Florida.   The broadcast aimed to educate the community at large about the invisible wounds of war and focused on patients who bravely share their story in hopes of reducing stigma.

This year’s telethons were hosted by WCVB-TV NewsCenter 5 News Anchor and U.S. Air Force Veteran Randy Price, WMUR-TV News Anchor and military spouse Amy Coveno, WMTW Channel 8 Anchor Tracy Sabol,  and ABC7 News Anchor Jeff Butera. Click here to learn more about the Florida telethon.

2018 Veterans Day Special

Patient stories and other videos from the 2018 broadcast of Home Base’s Veterans Day Special are available to view below.



Meet Our Hosts

Randy Price, WCVB-TV
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.


Amy Coveno, WMUR-TV

Amy majored in TV journalism at Colorado State University, but didn’t actually get into the business full-time until 2003 with an offer from WHIO in Dayton, Ohio, to report and anchor on weekend mornings. Since 2007, the Emmy-nominated Journalist has anchored WMUR News 9 This Morning on Saturdays and Sundays. Most recently this year, Amy’s reporting earned her a second Edward R. Murrow Award as well as a New Hampshire Association of Broadcasters Granite Mike Award for her news documentary about the effects of the opioid crisis on New Hampshire grandparents.

Amy grew up as an Air Force brat and then married into the Air Force herself. She and her husband Rick have been married over 20 years and have traveled the country, and the world with his career, before settling in New England when he retired. Amy and Rick have three daughters and a son. Their eldest daughter is serving as an officer in the USAF and is currently stationed on Andersen Air Force Base Guam in the Western Pacific.

Tracy Sabol, WMUR-TV


Tracy Sabol has been part of Maine’s Total Weather | News | Coverage for over 12 years, Anchoring at Noon, First at 4:00p and delivering breaking news at 5:00p and 6:00p newscasts.

Tracy produces Heart Health 8, a monthly segment focusing on heart health related issues in partnership with the American Heart Association. Heart Health 8 won a Maine Association of Broadcasters Award for Carmen’s Journey, the story of a morbidly obese woman losing weight with the help of her son, a personal trainer. Additionally, Heart Heath 8 was honored with the 2013 Golden Arrow Award by the Maine Public Relations Council.

Tracy’s industry experience includes business reports for WHYY-FM, Philadelphia’s National Public Radio affiliate; 6 years “down south,” working in Atlanta as a business reporter and anchoring for the Atlanta Business Chronicle Report on PBS.

Tracy lives in Falmouth with her son Chase and daughter Logan.