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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
  • Southington residents react to racially charged flyers posted around town

    SOUTHINGTON – Racially charged flyers have made its way to several towns in Connecticut. The newest case is in Southington now. Police are advising everyone to bring the flyers to their department if they see one. It all started when someone spotted a flyer at a stop sign last week. When police went to go check it out, they realized more of them were posted elsewhere. Police said at the intersection of Jude Lane and Mt. Vernon Road and Brentwood […]

  • Candlelight vigil at South Green Park in Hartford to show support for Puerto Rico

    HARTFORD – A vigil was held Tuesday night at South Green Park to show continuous support for the people affected by Hurricane Maria in Puerto Rico. People in Hartford with family on the island say it will take awhile for victims to recover as it was left in devastation. The vigil was to send a message to everyone there they have not been forgotten. “It was tough, it was tough. It was hurtful,” said State Representative Angel Arce. He along […]

  • New London city council votes in favor to cut $4.2 million from its budget

    NEW LONDON – New London city council have voted 5-1 in favor of a $4.2 million cut from its school budget. In an emergency press conference held this afternoon, school officials said that this cut would be a major threat to public education and staff and programs would be reduced immensely. BREAKING: in a 5-1 vote New London City Council members vote to reduce the FY2018 education budget by $4.2 Million. #Fox61 — Ike Ejiochi (@IkeEjiochi) October 17, 2017 Officials […]

  • Man steps up to help group of volunteers in Hartford ship donations to Puerto Rico

    HARTFORD –  A group of volunteers have been working hard in collecting donations to send to Puerto Rico. Just recently, they ran into a roadblock and could not find a way to ship it all. The donations have filled up two giant warehouses in Hartford. They want to make sure the items get to the families directly, especially to those who need it. “People think that everything is fine in Puerto Rico, but it’s not,” said Pedro Mercado of Hartford. […]

  • Controversy boils over Newington girls volleyball team kneeling during National Anthem

    NEWINGTON – The trending NFL protest, kneeling for the National Anthem made its way to Newington High School. The controversy all started as soon as a Board of Education member wrote a post in the Facebook forum, “Newington Free Speech Speak Your Mind” after some members of the girls volleyball team kneeled. He said it was not acceptable and the topic became so talked about, the players that did kneel spoke out at the Board of Ed meeting on October […]

  • CAUGHT ON CAMERA: Altercation between New London school bus driver, school administrator

    NEW LONDON – A school bus confrontation that took place on September 18th in the afternoon was caught on camera. The bus driver was seen getting into a verbal argument with a school administrator as he accused her of blowing the bus’s stop sign. However, it appears to some the driver is the one being punished and that has gotten union leaders shaking their heads. The school bus was parked in front of New London High School to drop off […]

  • GOP candidate demands Windsor Locks cake shop remove sign

    WINDSOR LOCKS — A small cake shop is choosing to continue to promote their business by placing a sign near the road. This comes after they received a complaint that said their sign should be removed. Main Street in Windsor Locks is typically a busy area and people do not always notice the tiny plaza of businesses. One of them is Tina’s Cake Emporium. To attract more customers, the owner, Tina Salvatore put a sign out by the road. “I needed […]

  • State officials warn drivers about moose and deer sightings

    PLANTSVILLE – You may have noticed it lately when you are driving, as deer are making themselves known more than ever, but environmental officials want you to be on alert for moose as well. One person that knows all too well about moose is Jake Harton. He’s known as the “Moose Man” of Connecticut. In fact, he has a collection of their antlers and deer skulls in his basement. He and state environmental officials want everyone to be on alert […]

  • Boy’s “Make America Great Again” hat stolen at Soouthington Apple Harvest Festival

    SOUTHINGTON – A boy is asking for the public’s help after his hat was stolen at the Apple Harvest Festival Friday night. He thinks it was the message on his hat the thieves did not like. His hat said “Make America Great Again.” “I definitely got a lot of dirty looks,” said Billy Perry, 14, of Southington. It was around 7:30 p.m. when Perry was at the festival with seven of his friends. Next thing he knew, he said someone […]

  • Siblings with serious illness gets drafted to the Yale softball team

    NEW HAVEN – The Yale Softball Team got two new members Friday night. They might be small in size but have meant a great deal to the players that have developed a special bond with them. This was made possible by the national nonprofit organization known as Team IMPACT. Their mission is to pair student-athletes with children who have been diagnosed with a serious illness. Hailey Greist, 6, and Edwards Greist, 7 of Stratford became an official Bulldog player Friday […]