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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
  • Vigil held at Groton church in response to Charlottesville

    GROTON – In response to the events taking place in Charlottesville, Virginia, a vigil was held at the Groton Congregational Church to spread messages of love and peace. Every person there had a different background but one thing they shared in common was the urge to end hatred. “Hate is just overcoming a lot of things,” said Courtney Dumais-Myers, a congregant with the church. Dumais-Myers said she is 22-years old and is bisexual. She said that her sexuality has taught […]

  • Glastonbury police search for those responsible for abandoning two dogs at the park

    GLASTONBURY – Police are looking for the person or people responsible who abandoned two German Shepherds at the Riverfront Dog Park Sunday night and Monday morning. They said it is likely both cases may be related somehow. “Just the proximity to when they were found. They’re both German Shepherds and we’ve gotten some tips we’re tracking down now,” said Sgt. Corey Davis of Glastonbury Police Department. It was Sunday night when someone called police and said there was a German […]

  • Hundreds from the East Coast gather in Bristol for the little league Mid-Atlantic finals

    BRISTOL – People from all over the East Coast united at the Giamatti Stadium for the Little League Mid-Atlantic Championship. Officials with the Little League said every year, this brings thousands of people to the city. Fairfield took home the win at the New England Regional Finals and there were over 4,000 people at the game which was a great boost to Bristol’s economy. “It didn’t matter how long it was. We were going to be here,”  said Denise Etzler […]

  • Owners of Aussakita Acres Farm make decision to appeal in an attempt to keep goat yoga

    MANCHESTER — The controversy surrounding Aussakita Acres Farm’s goat yoga is continuing with the town. The owners have continued their fight to keep it and FOX61 recently learned the farm has been presented with an ultimatum. The owners were given a choice to either appeal in 20 days or they will lose goat yoga. They said this all stemmed from a neighbor’s complaint. The owners then filed for a Freedom of Information Act request to get their hands on what […]

  • 9 veterans nominated for the annual military appreciation night at Dodd Stadium

    NORWICH – The Connecticut Tigers honored nine veterans at the Dodd Stadium for “Military Appreciation Night.” They nominate a different group every year. “I just like helping people,” said William Herr of the U.S. Coast Guard. Herr was one of nine that were recognized on the field for their service. He is currently serving in the U.S. Coast Guard in New Haven and he has been serving for 20 years. “Everybody that always comes up and says ‘thank you for […]

  • New Haven Police investigating a shooting involving a 13 year-old boy

    NEW HAVEN — A 13-year old was shot around 3 p.m. on Shelton Avenue and Ivy Street. This comes just a week after Tyrick Keyes, 14, of New Haven who was also shot and killed. Both of the shootings happened just blocks from each other. Police say the 13-year old was shot in the leg and he was transported to Yale-New Haven Hospital with non-life threatening injuries. Residents in the area said they are extremely frustrated with the violence involving […]

  • Immigrant receives church sanctuary to avoid deportation

    NEW HAVEN — A Meriden man from Ecuador, scheduled to be deported Tuesday, has entered sanctuary in a New Haven church. Marco Reyes is currently staying at First and Summerfield United Methodist Church on College Street.  Crowds gathered at the front steps of the church to show their support. Senator Blumenthal, Councilman Miguel Castro and Mayor Toni Harp were a few to make an appearance.  “Just to be clear, New Haven will remain a sanctuary city,” said Mayor Toni Harp.  Pastor Juhye Hahn […]

  • Windsor Locks woman turns hate into love over vandalized pride fence

    WINDSOR LOCKS — A woman is turning hate into love after her pride fence was vandalized this week. It is how the community is responding that has gotten heads turning in the neighborhood. Instead of reporting it to police or seeking revenge of some sort, Mary-Sue Ruiter is shedding light on the incident. Her front yard has gotten visitors several times a day because she has been welcoming people to write messages on her fence now. It’s a rainbow-colored fence […]

  • Manchester town officials says farm’s goat yoga is a zoning violation

    MANCHESTER — Aussakita Acres Farm is known for teaching goat yoga. Town officials said they are not following Board of Zoning regulations. The farm has been teaching it for close to three months, but it was until the end of July when the owners received a cease and desist letter in the mail notifying them goat yoga is a violation. Every weekend, people traveled from all over just to go to the farm to spend time with the goats. “They […]

  • Community members, state and local officials hold rally for man ordered to be deported back to Ecuador

    HARTFORD – One father has five days left until he finds a solution to prevent him from being deported back to his home country in Ecuador. State and local officials along with community members gathered in Downtown Hartford to show their support for the family. Marco Antonio Reyes Alvarez currently lives in Meriden with his family, but they have lived in the United States since 1997. It was in 2007 when he was apprehended by ICE while vacationing with his […]