Service Electric Network
Formerly known as TV2 Sports and Super 2, the Service Electric Network is the television production arm of Service Electric Cable TV & Communications, a third-generation family-owned communications company. Based locally in Bethlehem, PA, SECTV provides the Lehigh Valley and surrounding areas with the very best high-definition cable, phone, and internet services.
You’ll find our crews on location for everything from high school football to Musikfest concerts, college basketball to Halloween parades, charity golf tournaments to professional hockey and Triple-A baseball. Service Electric is the exclusive television provider of the Lehigh Valley IronPigs, Lehigh Valley Phantoms, Valley Preferred Cycling Center and Musikfest, the nation’s largest free music festival. SECTV is a proud partner of EPC, Colonial League, District XI, and PIAA athletics. The company also supports many local non-profits including Big Brothers Big Sisters Lehigh Valley, IronPigs Charities, Phantoms Charities, ArtsQuest, Valley Youth House, Easterseals, Cay Galgon Life House, and more. Our flagship show, Lehigh Valley Sports Scene, airs weekdays at 6pm, featuring local sports highlights, community events, and human interest stories. For a full list of SEN shows, click here.
Service Electric Cable TV & Communications was founded by John Walson, Sr. in 1948 following his discovery of the nation’s first community antenna television system, later known as cable television. His eldest son, John Walson Jr., took over the business in 1993, guiding the company for nearly 20 years and expanding its footprint both technologically and through his philanthropic efforts in the community. Picking up where his father left off, Service Electric and SEN are now under the direction of John M. Walson, who began his journey with the company as a teenager in 1990. Decades later, he continues to further his family’s mission to give back to the Lehigh Valley community while offering the best service, technology, and TV coverage to SECTV’s loyal subscribers.
Mike Zambelli joined the Service Electric sports team in 1988 as a television color analyst for both football and basketball. His duties later expanded when he was named Sports Director in 1994. Presently, Mike is Service Electric Network’s lead play-by-play announcer for Lehigh Valley IronPigs coverage and assists with other various high school and collegiate sports. In addition, he also hosts a weekly “late night” show, The Mike Zambelli Show, that features area athletes and musicians while focusing on various community events across the Lehigh Valley. Away from SEN, Mike also serves as a play-by-play commentator and half-time analyst for PIAA football and basketball championship coverage on PCN.
Mike has been nominated for three Mid-Atlantic Emmy Awards and is a member of The Dieruff High School Wall of Fame, Lehigh Valley Golf Hall of Fame, Lehigh Valley Football Hall of Fame, VIA All-Star Basketball Hall of Fame and was the distinguished alumni for the McDonald’s All-Star Football Classic in 2002.
Mike has three children, and four grandchildren, with his wife, Susan.
Kristi Fulkerson joined the Service Electric Network team as a full-time reporter, videographer and anchor in 2013. In addition to her on-air duties, she became the Operations Manager in 2019, helping to coordinate and manage the crew’s year-round sports and entertainment coverage. Kristi has been part of SEN’s Lehigh Valley Phantoms coverage since the team’s arrival in 2014, producing and co-hosting the pregame and intermission shows and contributing exclusive features and interviews. She also serves as a play-by-play commentator for high school soccer, basketball and lacrosse and serves as an announcer for PIAA championship games on PCN.
Prior to moving to the Lehigh Valley, Kristi was a Sports Anchor and Reporter for CBS19/Charlottesville Newsplex in Virginia and previously served as the Sports Director for Blue Ridge Cable 11 in Ephrata, Pennsylvania. She’s a 2007 graduate of Millersville University where she earned a bachelor’s degree in Speech Communication with an option broadcasting, and played Division II soccer for the Marauders.
A native of Towanda, Pa., Kristi is a lifelong New York Giants fan and can be found with a cup of coffee in-hand at all times! Kristi and her husband, Dan (a Central Catholic graduate), have two sons, Graham and Evan, and a German Shepherd named Eli.
Dan Fremuth joined the Service Electric family fulltime in June of 2018 and has been serving as the Coordinating Producer and Lead Anchor for Lehigh Valley Sports Scene ever since. In addition to Sports Scene, he is also a part of Service Electric Network’s coverage of the Lehigh Valley Phantoms, co-hosting the pregame and intermission shows alongside Kristi Fulkerson. Dan also serves as a play-by-play broadcaster across a variety of high school sports including volleyball, football, basketball and softball.
Before joining SEN, Dan served as the Director of Media & Public Relations for the Lehigh Valley Phantoms where he coordinated the team’s media coverage during each of the team’s first four seasons in the Lehigh Valley. He also spearheaded the Phantoms’ community outreach, which included youth hockey visits, school programs, hospital visits and more to further the team’s following at the grassroots level. Prior to his work in the Lehigh Valley, Dan served as the lead radio broadcaster for three other hockey teams across the country, working for the Billings Bulls of the North American Hockey League (NAHL), Amarillo Gorillas of the Central Hockey League (CHL) and Omaha Lancers of the United States Hockey League (USHL). During his five-year run in Omaha, Dan was ultimately promoted to Vice President of Business Operations where he oversaw and managed all aspects of the club including marketing, partnerships, scheduling and ticket sales.
Dan graduated from the S.I. Newhouse School of Public Communications in 2004 with a degree in Broadcast Journalism. When he’s not covering sports at SEN, Dan is either going for a run, listening to movie soundtracks (or Bruce Springsteen, Radiohead and Dire Straits) or continuing his Jedi training.
Steve “Degs” Degler joined the Service Electric family in 2008. He currently serves as the play-by-play announcer for Service Electric Network’s Emmy-nominated coverage of the Lehigh Valley Phantoms. Steve also serves as the color analyst on SEN’s Lehigh Valley IronPigs broadcasts. In addition, he also announces high school football, soccer, basketball, baseball and softball, DeSales University baseball and basketball and hosts Lehigh Sports Central on Lehigh Valley Sports Scene.
Before joining SEN, Degs was the radio announcer for the Reading Phillies for 17 seasons and a member of the La Salle University Basketball Radio Network for 20 seasons. He called numerous high school games, across various sports, on CN8 and MSG Varsity and was the play-by-play announcer on the Niagara University Sports Network and Merrimack College Sports Network for several years. Away from SEN, Steve has called PIAA championship games in football, basketball and softball on PCN, since 2008.
A graduate of Hamburg Area High School and Kutztown University, where he played baseball for the Golden Bears for four seasons, Steve is a member of the Hamburg Area High School Athletic Hall of Fame and the Baseballtown Hall of Fame. He and his wife, Karen, are the parents of two daughters, Sarah and Hannah.
Gwen Begley joined the Service Electric family in 2014 after earning a bachelor’s degree in Media and Communications from Temple University. Since 2019, she has served as a play-by-play announcer for volleyball and a color analyst for lacrosse coverage. Gwen also provides exclusive features and interviews for Lehigh Valley Sports Scene broadcasts. In her time at Service Electric Network, she’s doubled down on her passion for building relationships with the local community and its student athletes and coaches.
While Gwen loves all sports, she has a special place in her heart for both volleyball and lacrosse. When she’s not immersed in sports, she’s most likely watching Harry Potter, attending a Jonas Brothers concert or playing with her two cats, Marnie and Draco Meowfoy.
Doug Heater became a full-time employee at Service Electric Network in January of 2005 after working in a part time capacity as a football and wrestling analyst since 1997. In 2010, Doug became the Field Reporter and pregame show co-host for Lehigh Valley IronPigs baseball and also served as co-host for SEN’s Lehigh Valley Phantoms pregame and intermission shows from 2014 to 2019. Since then, his fall and winter focus has shifted to his two favorite sports, football and wrestling. He’s interviewed countless baseball players that have come up through the minor league system, with his interviews of Nick Swisher and Brandon Moss being among his all-time favorites. On the hockey side, his interview of Dave “The Hammer” Schultz also ranks highly on his list of favorites.
A native of New Jersey, Doug moved to Easton in 1992, where he began to fully understand the passion of local sports in the Keystone State. He currently resides in Forks Township with his wife, Angela, their two daughters, Ella and Ava, and their four dogs, Faust, Remi, D.J. and Stella. In his free time, Doug likes to watch around 18 hours of both college and professional football coverage every weekend in the fall.
Cassie Schmidt joined the Service Electric Network crew in 2017 after graduating from Kutztown University. She currently serves as a color commentator for SEN soccer broadcasts and is involved in both play-by-play and color commentating for other SEN broadcasts as well. Cassie also works as a reporter for Lehigh Valley Sports Scene, providing exclusive features and interviews.
While at Kutztown, Cassie played soccer for the Golden Bears and made history by helping her team to the NCAA Final Four. As a Lehigh Valley native and former Whitehall Zephyr, she realized her love of sports could become a career which ultimately led her to SEN. Beyond her interest in sports, she also prioritizes family which includes a younger brother and sister as well as her two loving parents. Cassie is slated to become ‘Cassie Ritter’ in October of 2024 when she marries her best friend of over 10 years, Tom. In her spare time, she enjoys hanging out with her family pups, visiting local breweries and cheering for all Philadelphia sports teams.
Mike Ventola joined the Service Electric Network team full time in February of 2023 and currently serves as a Sports Reporter for Lehigh Valley Sports Scene. Prior to that he had previously worked part time for SEN as a play-by-play announcer for field hockey, lacrosse, baseball, softball, basketball and football.
Prior to joining SEN, Mike worked in minor league baseball for 14 years doing broadcasting and public relations for multiple teams including the Reading Fightin Phils and Lehigh Valley IronPigs, Double-A and Triple-A affiliates of the Philadelphia Phillies. He also worked for over a decade as the play-by-play announcer for New Jersey Institute of Technology Women’s Basketball, a Division I program competing in the America East Conference.
A native of Easton, and a proud graduate of Easton Area High School, Mike earned his bachelor’s degree in communications from Immaculata University in 2010. When Mike isn’t working, you can find him listening to Billy Joel on repeat or on the golf course.
Siera Jones joined Service Electric Network in September of 2023 following her graduation from Norfolk State University where she earned a bachelor’s degree in Mass Communications. She currently works as a Multimedia Journalist and Reporter for Lehigh Valley Sports Scene.
Originally from southern Delaware, Siera has three younger brothers and grew up playing sports. She was a member of Norfolk State University’s volleyball team for four seasons during her tenure. In her free time, Siera can be found enjoying the outdoors, spending time with her family and rooting for the New York Yankees.
Mike Mittman has been in television and radio broadcasting for over 40 years and has worked for some of the biggest radio stations in the country. He currently DJs afternoons on iHeart Radio’s Real Oldies 1470. He’s been affiliated with professional boxing for a number of years and has announced fights across the country for major networks including numerous pay-per-view bouts. He currently hosts SEN’s “What the Heck Were They Thinking?”, a show featuring former World Heavyweight Champion Larry Holmes.
Known as “Mr. Musikfest,” Mike has, and currently still serves as an Entertainment Anchor for SEN. He’s also hosted the annual Big Brothers Big Sisters Bowl for Kids’ Sake Fundraiser, announced various parades throughout the Lehigh Valley and is the host of the hugely popular Service Electric Polka Show.