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Carmen Chau joined the FOX61 news team in April of 2017 as a nightside reporter.

Carmen is proud to call herself an 860 native where she is from East Hartford. Go Hornets! She then attended Eastern Connecticut State University for her undergraduate degree in Communications and Political Science. While at Eastern, she was heavily involved with the campus’s TV news station known as News 22. It was her first taste of the fast-paced broadcasting world and she knew it was exactly what she wanted to do. There, she anchored, reported, and also did behind-the-scenes work.

After graduating at Eastern, Carmen went to Quinnipiac University to receive her Master’s Degree in Broadcast Journalism.
She was lucky to have some of the most talented and inspiring professors of whom she now considers as her mentors. During her last year of graduate school, Carmen did an in-depth, multi-media piece on the controversies surrounding autism, where she interviewed two of her friends who carried this disability. Her graduate project had a lasting impact on her as she was able to understand the challenges they endure on a regular basis. She also participated in several Autism 5 Walks/Runs throughout Connecticut to help raise money for several organizations.

It was the summer of 2012 when Carmen got her first TV reporting job in Hagerstown, Maryland at WHAG-TV. Nervous to move seven hours away from home, it turned out to be one of the best choices she made. She spent three years there being a multi-media reporter and also anchored and produced the weekend morning newscasts.

With hopes to move up the map, she was lucky enough to call Albany, New York her next home in 2015. Spending two years at News 10 ABC, Carmen worked several shifts but consistently reported for the 10 and 11 p.m. newscasts, covering breaking news stories each day. That chapter closed in April 2017 where is now able to finally come back to Connecticut to join the FOX61 News team.

Carmen is thrilled to be able to cover stories that matter not only to her, but to her friends and family as well. During her spare time, she enjoys going for runs outside, doing yoga, spending time with her mom of whom she is very close with, and catching up on the latest shows on Netflix!

Recent Articles
  • Ex-convict graduates college with high honors, lands dream job

    HARTFORD — An ex-convict found himself in prison for more than a decade for a crime he committed at a young age. On Thursday evening, 31-year-old Jose Negron, of Hartford, graduated Quinebaug Valley Community College with high honors. At 16-years old, he committed a crime and was arrested after he hung out with people of who he thought were his friends. For the first few years behind bars, he said he still did not know what he did wrong until certain […]

  • 14-year-old QVCC graduate speaks at commencement

    DANIELSON – There is one girl in Connecticut who makes school seem really easy. At just 14-years old, Aurora Dziadul of Griswold graduated Thursday evening at Quinebaug Valley Community College and was even chosen as the commencement speaker. Dziadul is not old enough to drive nor is she old enough to vote, but she is old enough to decide what she wants to be when she grows up. “I want to be an FBI agent,” said Dziadul. While it is […]

  • Newington police warns the public of ‘purse snatchers’

    NEWINGTON —  Police want all women to be on high alert since there have been thieves snatching purses at Price Chopper on the Berlin Turnpike. Newington police said the suspect’s vehicle circles the parking lot for several minutes before settling on a victim vehicle that is parked on the far end of the parking lot with parking spaces available on the passenger side. “The suspect vehicle pulls all the way thru the parking spaces next to the victim vehicle and […]

  • New Britain police arrest suspect in hit-and-run that killed a 64-year-old man

    NEW BRITAIN — Police said they arrested a suspect wanted in a fatal hit-and-run over the weekend. New Britain police said they arrested Jonathan Soto, 22,  and charged him with evading responsibility in operation of motor vehicle resulting in death, negligent homicide with a  motor vehicle and illegal operation of motor vehicle w/o minimal insurance. Soto is the accused driver in connection to a fatal accident on Allen Street Saturday that killed 64-year-old Angel Colon. Soto is being held on a court […]

  • Family asking for public’s help following fatal hit-and-run in New Britain

    NEW BRITAIN – Police have identified the man who was tragically hit and killed on Allen Street on Saturday around 4 p.m. New Britain police have identified the man as Angel Colon, 64, of New Britain. Police said Colon was crossing Allen Street when a car hit him and sped off. The family wants to find the driver responsible. “Find the person who killed my uncle,” said Emanuel Alejandro, nephew of Angel Colon. Alejandro has been walking around with his […]

  • Hartford officer in ICU after being stabbed in neck, suspect charged with attempted murder

    HARTFORD — A Hartford police officer responding to a disturbance was stabbed repeatedly in the neck and critically injured Thursday morning by a woman who was being evicted from an apartment building, authorities said. The officer was on scene at 5 Constitution Plaza assisting with an eviction. The stabbing happened while the officer was handcuffing Chevoughn Augustin, 39, woman from Hartford inside an apartment building. Maintenance workers heard the disturbance  and rushed in to assist the officer, pulling the suspect […]

  • Experts warn people about ticks for Lyme disease awareness month

    NORWALK – The month of May brings tulips and warm weather but also mosquitoes and ticks marking Lyme Disease Awareness Month. Service technician Kyle Owen with Tick Ranger has been working around the clock lately to treat Connecticut yards with cedar oil. “It dries them out and it’s considered like a insecticidal soap so it gets on them so it drives them out on the belly up,” said Owen. Owen said female ticks can lay up to 3,000 eggs, increasing […]

  • Melissa Joan Hart seen shooting Christmas movie in Olde Mistick Village

    MYSTIC – We have all heard of Christmas in July, but never Christmas in May. The entire shopping area at the Olde Mistick Village has been decked out in holiday decorations and customers have been raising eyebrows when they come upon it. “Hmmm … there it is … it looks like a winter wonderland!” said Susan Jerome who works at CT Quilt Works. The ground has been covered in sparkling snow and elves and nutcrackers have been marching around. “I […]

  • Yale

    Police called on black student sleeping in her Yale dorm

    NEW HAVEN — A white graduate student at Yale called police on a black graduate student who had fallen asleep in a common area of their campus residence — an episode that a dean said shows the need for efforts to make the Ivy League university a more inclusive place. Lolade Siyonbola posted two videos of Monday’s encounter on her Facebook page, including part of a conversation with the white student who told her she was calling police after finding […]

  • Neighbors react to Oakville woman’s homicide in Burlington

    OAKVILLE —  Connecticut State Police are calling the death of an Oakville woman a homicide after her body was found in a pond off of Upson Street in Burlington Sunday morning. Police have identified her as 26-year-old Kelsey Mazzamaro. Since her death, neighbors, friends and family have posted on social media wanting to know who killed her and why. State police said they are using every little detail they can to track down Mazzamaro’s killer and their motive. “At the […]