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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
  • Rash of dirt bike thefts continue; 2 bikes stolen in Vernon

    VERNON — There has been an uptick of dirt bike thefts across Connecticut and there was another case at a family-owned business Wednesday morning. Tayler Kaplan whose family owns the Kaplan Cycles and the New England Motorcycle Museum located at 200 West Main Street in Vernon, said the two motorcycles were taken between 1:50 a.m. and 2:10 a.m. Kaplan said “a witness came forward this morning and described seeing a black Lincoln LS with chrome rims passing by multiple times around the time the […]

  • Hydrant problems delay response in Ansonia 2 alarm fire

    ANSONIA —  Firefighters battled a two-alarm house fire Tuesday morning, but could have started sooner, had they been able to find a working fire hydrant. The second alarm fire happened on 19 Hubbell Avenue shortly after 11 a.m. The family was displaced, but everyone got out safely. When they arrived, firefighters ran into a major issue; they connected their hose to the closet hydrant only to find out it didn’t work. They then had to rush to find the next […]

  • Manchester Police continue investigation into fiery crash that killed 3 teens Saturday night

    MANCHESTER – Three teens tragically died in an early morning car crash Saturday, leaving the community in shock. One teen was a current student at Manchester High School, the other two were former students. Neither the names nor the ages of the victims of the crash at about 1:20 a.m. Saturday have been made public, but Superintendent Matthew Geary confirmed their ties to the school. Crowds of people gathered on Center Street to place candles and balloons as they mourned the death […]

  • Friends, family mourn the deaths of 3 teens killed in fiery car crash in Manchester

    MANCHESTER – Three teens that tragically died in an early morning car crash Saturday night, has left the community in shock. One teen was a current student at Manchester High School, the other two were former students. Crowds of people gathered on Center Street to place candles and balloons as they mourned the death of the three teens. A senior at the high school said one of the teens was a very close friend of hers. She said it just so […]

  • String of ATV and dirt bike thefts hit Waterbury and South Windsor

    SOUTH WINDSOR – One young man is asking for the public’s help after his ATV was recently stolen from his garage. After a string of ATV and dirt bike thefts occurring across the state, police are urging everyone to be extra careful. Chase Burnham, 18, locked his ATV up inside his garage last weekend in a place where he thought would be a safe place. It was until he went back home on Mother’s Day morning to find it gone. […]

  • Man who says New Haven rabbi sexually abused him awarded $20 million

    NEW HAVEN — A jury awarded $20 million to a man who accused a New Haven rabbi of repeated sexual abuse. In the federal suit, Eliyahu Mirlis accused Rabbi Daniel Greer, founder of an Orthodox Jewish school and prominent neighborhood resident, of sexual abuse him while Mirlis was a student at the school. The jury awarded $15 million to the plaintiff. He was also was entitled to punitive damaged of one third of the verdict by state law. The lawsuit said […]

  • 4 firefighters taken to hospital following Waterbury house fire

    WATERBURY —  Firefighters battled a three-alarm fire on Lounsbury Street that left up to 20 families displaced. The fire started on the second floor of a three-story home and eventually spread to neighboring homes, impacting a total of four homes. The four multi-family homes are a total loss. Fire Chief David Martin said four firefighters were taken to the hospital for smoke inhalation, and one for cardiac issues. Firefighters experienced water supply issues at first and the location of the homes also made it difficult for […]

  • StubHub to close its East Granby location

    EAST GRANBY —  StubHub has announced that they will move their East Granby location to Salt Lake City, Utah next year. The company said it would not renew its lease come June 2018. In 2011, StubHub announced its expansion and it increased space usage as well as added more employees. However, its footprint in Connecticut is going away. A StubHub spokesman said the move is a “strategic business decision” and added “East Granby has been our North American hub for customer service […]

  • I-84 in Waterbury closed overnight for next five days

    WATERBURY — Interstate 84 will be closed in both directions in Waterbury overnight for the next five days due to the I-84 Waterbury Project. The closure and detour started Sunday and will continue through Thursday. The closure takes place each night from 11 p.m. – 5 a.m. Traffic studies were done and the Department of Transportation said that this is the time period when less cars are traveling on the road. “These temporary detours are in addition to the regular nightly lane […]

  • Windsor Locks community holds vigil for man who took his own life

    WINDSOR LOCKS – Friends and family held a candlelight vigil to remember Brennan Colli who committed suicide last month. Those that knew 20-year-old Brennan said the news stunned them and since the incident, the community has been looking to find the good in the bad by speaking out on suicide prevention since it has been happening too many times. “I found my son. I was the one who came home to him,” said Jason Colli, Brennan’s father. It was on […]