Erin Ovalle, a former morning news anchor on Portland TV stations WGME and WMTW, will be back on the air this week hosting a new weekly show that explores the people and places of Maine.

“#MaineLife” will premiere at 7:30 a.m. Saturday on WGME (Channel 13) and will air at the same time each week. It also will be online at, the MaineLife Facebook page, and eventually on the show’s own website.

The first few episodes have been filmed and include segments shot in Portland, Lewiston and Carrabassett Valley.

Ovalle said the Portland episode features talks with longtime residents of Munjoy Hill and real estate agents about the growth and changes in that historic neighborhood. The Lewiston episode features a tour of the Baxter Brewing Co. and an interview, in the show’s Fiat automobile, with musician Dave Rowe.

The Fiat, equipped with three GoPro cameras, will be used for other interviews as well. Ovalle interviewed Maine’s U.S. Sen. Susan Collins, for example, in the car.

Ovalle said that after years of broadcasting from a studio, she is happy to be taking this show on the road.

“I spent a lot of my career covering the news of the day behind the desk but missing the personal stories and people actually shaping Maine and our economy,” Ovalle said in a press release announcing her show.

Ovalle most recently worked on Maine TV as a morning anchor at WMTW (Channel 8). She left that station in December.

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