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Audrey Kuchen joined the FOX61 team in 2010. She has you covered Monday through Friday, anchoring the FOX61 News at 5, 10 and 11 p.m. alongside Lorenzo Hall and Brent Hardin.

Audrey comes to FOX61 from Southern Oregon, where she was the main anchor for KMVU-TV Fox 26 and KOBI NBC-5. While there, she worked as the spokesperson for “Smart Choices Healthy Lives,” a campaign to fight childhood obesity and promote nutrition and physical fitness in schools.

She also served on several panels during televised U.S. Senate and state gubernatorial debates. Audrey was voted the “Best Local TV Personality” by Southern Oregon Magazine’s Reader’s Choice Awards, as well as a “Favorite Television Personality” by the MailTribune.

At the state Senate in Phoenix, Audrey worked as a political journalist, reporting on groundbreaking anti-bullying laws in schools, controversial illegal immigration legislation and unique right to bar arms issues in the Grand Canyon State.

In the City by the Bay, Audrey worked as a reporter for the HomeTown NewsNetwork, covering everything from San Francisco nightlife, to art, sports and local government.

Audrey earned her degree in media arts and journalism from the University of Arizona. She is a member of the Gamma Phi Beta sorority.

A Connecticut native, Audrey was raised in Madison and graduated from Daniel Hand High School. She lives on the Connecticut shoreline with her husband Andy and her two young children.


Recent Articles
  • EXCLUSIVE: Disabled sports fans take part in some on-field action with New Britain Bees

    NEW BRITAIN —  For a second year straight, Bryce Weiler, co-founder of the Beautiful Lives Project, has organized pregame events at the stadium, inviting sports fans with disabilities on the field to play ball with the pros. New Britain Bees’ owner, Anthony Lacovone said Bryce’s drive to make sports accessible to everyone is inspiring. “Bryce reached out to me, his first sentence got me an email to me which was I’m a blind 26-year-old color commentator for baseball and I […]

  • Madison’s VIBE show choir dominate national scene with winning work ethic

    MADISON —  VIBE show choir from Daniel Hand High School is getting a lot of attention for their work ethic and winning. The group of 75 handpicked singers, dancers, musicians, have a winning track record, coming out on top at elite competitions all over the country for years. But it’s a rigorous process to get in. Each year about 90 people try out for just 20 spots. Once you’re in, it’s on with professional choreography, late night rehearsals and competitions […]

  • Vernon family warns parents about danger of batteries in children’s toys

    VERNON —  Like so many toddlers, pretty much everything in reach goes towards the mouth. Back in December, when Cameron was playing with his toys, mom, Marisa Soto’s instincts kicked in. “He looked okay kind of you could tell he was in discomfort and something was wrong but it look like he probably had a sore throat.” Out of precaution, she took him to an ER down the street, and as the clock ticked, and what was wrong remained undiagnosed […]

  • Glastonbury daycare worker sentenced in abuse case

    MANCHESTER —  A former daycare worker will serve time in an abuse case. Nicole Mayo was sentenced in Manchester superior court Thursday to 6 years in prison, suspended after 20 months. She will also serve five years probation. Mayo was arrested March 18, 2017. She was charged with three counts of risk of injury to a minor and disorderly conduct. Police also arrested Meegan Beach, 40, of Hebron. She was charged with three counts each of failure to report child […]

  • Hartford council president asked to resign by other members

    HARTFORD — The president of the Hartford City Council has been asked to resign by the other eight members of the city’s governing body. The council members issued a statement Thursday in the wake of a complaint filed against Thomas “TJ” Clarke II with the state Commission on Human Rights and Opportunities. The complaint filed last month by a former aide, became public on Tuesday. Among other things, the woman accuses Clarke of making inappropriate comments and sending her sexually […]

  • Former aide accuses Hartford council president of harassment

    HARTFORD — The president of the Hartford City Council has been accused of sexual harassment and discrimination by a former aide. The Hartford Courant reports the aide filed a complaint on Dec. 13 with the state’s Commission on Human Rights and Opportunities against Council President Thomas “TJ” Clarke II. The complaint also names City Clerk John Bazzano and Olga Colon, a former council assistant. The former aide charged that Clark, Bazzano, and Colon discriminated against her because she is white. Clarke […]

  • And the toy of the year is……

    HARTFORD —  The holidays – a fun time for kids eyeing the gifts they want to find under that Christmas tree. But it is also a challenging time for both, parents and grandparents who want to buy a toy that inspires their imagination. Here to help you out,  the annual TIMPANI toy of the year which stands for “toys that inspire mindful play and nurture imagination.” Now in its eighth year, the study investigates how young children learn as they play with a […]

  • CT woman featured in Sports Illustrated Swimsuit magazine

    HARTFORD —  A Killingworth native is gracing the coveted pages of the Sports Illustrated swimsuit edition. Her journey has been anything but traditional. “I used to come downstairs and be like ‘everyone sit down, I want to put on a show.’ I always knew I liked to be in front of cameras. I like to be in front of people,” said 25-year-old Camille Kostek. Kostek trained as a dancer, played lacrosse at Haddam Killingworth High School and Eastern Connecticut State University. […]

  • How to talk to your kids about NFL protesters

    Dr. Laura Saunders  has these tips to turn this into a lesson than to dictate a position to your children. Values  How to convey your family values to your children while giving them the opportunity to form their own opinion? Respect – Respect the decisions of others For some this is a form of protest against our president.   Is it okay to go against what our president is saying? Education Create the opportunity to discuss our freedoms and the First Amendment. […]

  • Baseball team from Houston waits out flooding in New Britain

    HARTFORD — Monday– a bright sunny day for baseball in New Britain, quite the contrast from the visiting team’s hometown. Sugarland Skeeters first basemen Caleb Ramsey was born and raised in Houston and still lives there. “You know it’s fun to be up here playing but at the same time you kind of feel a sense of duty to be home and being able to help people. I have friends that are out on boats right now trying to get people out of their houses that […]