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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
  • Large turnout at the Waterford Speedbowl as it opens up for its first day following scandal

    WATERFORD – It was not just any opening day at the Waterford Speedbowl, but it was the beginning of a new chapter the raceway. Its future was cloudy at best after its owner was caught in a decades long prostitution ring. Despite the circumstances, the Speedbowl saw a great turnout. Several spectators said they were nervous it was going to close for good, but to know they can now go back to one of their favorite places means a lot […]

  • East Haven PD arrest man accused of scamming wrestling school for charity event

    EAST HAVEN —  Police have officially charged the man who was accused of scamming a wrestling school holding an autism charity event. On April 24, police said Raymond, 35, hosted a Wrestling for Autism event which drew in hundreds of spectators and raked in thousands of dollars for autism awareness. The Paradise Valley Wrestling School said they tried several times to handle the situation on their own. However, they said the man started ignoring their texts and phone calls and that is when they […]

  • Simsbury residents speak out at public hearing on solar panels being built in town

    SIMSBURY – Another public meeting was held at Simsbury High School where residents weighed in on solar panels being built on old tobacco fields in town. The company, Deepwater Wind has been eyeing County and Hoskins Road as the spot to install them. Many people at the meeting were fired up about the topic because they said it would change the look of the town. Cars quickly filled the parking lot of the high school and residents were greeted with […]

  • Waterbury city leaders celebrate refurbished green with an official ceremony

    WATERBURY – The Mayor of Waterbury  and other city leaders held an official opening ceremony of the Waterbury Green after workers spent two years making big improvements to it. Not long ago, a fence closed it off to the public for the $2.2 million project. Mayor Neil O’Leary said the green has not gotten an upgrade in 40 years. “We really changed the green quite a bit. There were a lot of old trees that were diseased. We had to […]

  • Bradley International Airport launches transatlantic flight to Edinburgh, Scotland

    WINDSOR LOCKS – Bradley International Airport launched its second transatlantic flight to Edinburgh, Scotland this afternoon. Instead of having to travel to New York or Boston, people can now conveniently fly out of Connecticut. The airport had a bagpipe player by the Norwegian Air sign outside to kick off the inaugural flight. This launch follows prior service launches such as Aer Lingus to Dublin, Ireland and Spirit Airlines to Myrtle Beach, Florida. “We are generating about 1.3 million transatlantic trips […]

  • Hundreds from Hartford’s NAACP take part in ‘March for Justice’ rally

    HARTFORD – Hundreds of people gathered at the State Capitol for what they called the “March for Justice.” The Greater Hartford NAACP wanted to give a voice to those who have had run-ins with the law. There’s the saying “second chances work out even better than the first because you learn from your mistakes.” Michael Croke, 26, of Milford knows all too well about second chances because he was given one. Croke was incarcerated when he was 17-years-old and it […]

  • Higganum man describes saving family member of missing swimmer

    HADDAM – Recovery efforts continue in Haddam after a 17-year-old from Meriden disappeared at Haddam Meadows State Park Sunday. Officials said Jay Agli, 17, of Meriden went into the river to assist his 19-year old sister who had been swept into the water from the sand bar. His sister was picked up by a nearby boater. In those terrifying moments, another family member of theirs jumped into the water too. FOX61 spoke with the good Samaritan who helped him to […]

  • Hartford police make numerous arrests, seize stolen bikes and ATV’s

    HARTFORD – Stolen dirt bikes and ATV’s have become a growing problem in Connecticut and it has been happening frequently in Hartford. Just recently, police have been able to seize several of them, but they want the public’s help to prevent this from happening. “It’s not only Hartford. It’s happening all over the country,” said Hyacinth Yennie of Hartford. Yennie is also a neighborhood activist who said she has had enough. “We are inundated with complaints. We’re getting them on […]

  • 11-year old Torrington boy saves grandfather’s life twice

    TORRINGTON – A young boy is being hailed as a hero after he saved his grandfather from drowning in a pool early Saturday morning. Noah Humphrey, 11, is your typical boy who loves to spend time with his grandfather and go to one of his favorite places, the backyard pool. However, around 9 a.m., something unexpected happened. As Noah was tanning on the deck, he saw his 57-year-old grandfather try to stand up but couldn’t. That is when he became […]

  • Police and community leaders are preparing for 2 opposing rallies Saturday

    BERLIN — One rally is being held by a controversial group holding rallies nationwide calling it the “March Against Sharia.” The other? Is meant to show support for those who are Muslim. Both demonstrations will face off in Waterbury Saturday. A mosque was filled with people of all backgrounds, showing support for Connecticut’s Muslims. Dr. Reza Manzoor, of the Islamic Association of Greater Hartford, said “It’s vital that we come together out of love and respect.” Governor Malloy also making […]