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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
  • 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 […]

  • Dramatic video: Hamden police officer’s body cam shows him saving man from jumping off roof

    HAMDEN — Video captured by a Hamden police officer’s body cam shows the officer saving a man who was attempting to jump off a six-story building last week. Police said they were called the Whiney Center for a report of a resident fighting with people the afternoon of April 21. Officer Justin Martin was meeting with staff members and an elderly male resident on the third floor, when the resident ran upstairs away from staff members. The officer found the resident going […]

  • Audrey Kuchen welcomes a baby girl

    Meet Piper Jill Foley! FOX 61 Anchor Audrey Kuchen welcomed her baby girl into the world on Thursday, December 22. The little one was born at 2:28 p.m., right on the day she was due. Audrey says the baby is happy and healthy. Less than a week later, Meteorologist Rachel Frank gave birth to her own little girl, Blake Marilyn Bolduc. Congratulations to Audrey and her growing family, and Rachel and her family!  

  • Audrey Kuchen celebrates ‘rainbow baby’ with inspiring photo shoot

    BRANFORD — FOX 61 Anchor Audrey Kuchen is expecting a baby girl later this month. This weekend she took part in an incredible and cathartic photo shoot. “Inspired by another Connecticut mom’s brave and celebratory rainbow photo shoot, my husband Andy, my best friend Kiersten, and photographer extraordinaire Rebekah Butler helped me pull off this one this past weekend,” Audrey wrote on Facebook. “Both Johnny and our little girl on the way are rainbow babies, babies after loss,” Audrey explained. […]

  • Newtown’s lauded Labor Day Parade plays up patriotism

    NEWTOWN – There was no shortage of patriotic flair as thousands turned out for this year’s Labor Day Parade in Newtown. Families lined the streets of downtown Newtown and this year’s theme was “there’s no place like home”. They came from all over the country – some from other parts of the world. “This is my first time here actually and I’m here in vacation and I want to enjoy the parade,” said Cecile Boutillon of France. “We like to […]

  • Stamford resident Gene Wilder remembered across state for his comedic style, genuine kindness

    STAMFORD–From “Willy Wonka” to “Blazing Saddles,” from “Young Frankenstein” to “The Producers,” Gene Wilder covered every type of role during his acting career. On Monday, the family of the beloved actor announced that he had died at the age of 83 from complications with Alzheimer’s disease. Here's the full statement from Gene Wilder's family regarding his death: pic.twitter.com/oGv1TsiCX5 — Austin Hunt (@AustinHunt) August 29, 2016 But the community of Stamford, where Wilder lived for more than a decade, will never forget […]

  • ‘How To Cut a Bad Deal’: MGM releases attack ads against proposed Bradley Airport casino

    WINDSOR LOCKS–New advertisements have been released online in the ongoing battle between MGM and a group who wants to build a casino at Bradley International Airport. MGM released the ads on Monday, showing that Connecticut is trying “to cut a bad deal” that will “scam” taxpayers. MGM has a lot of stake in whether or not  a casino is built at the airport: the resort company is building its own casino and resort just 20 miles north in Springfield, Massachusetts, […]