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Esther is a morning news reporter at FOX61. She comes to FOX61 from a sister station in Fayetteville, Arkansas.

While at KFSM, Esther was a field reporter and fill-in anchor. There she covered several prominent events like the LPGA Tournament, the Walmart Shareholders Meeting, and The Bentonville Film Festival. She covered a plane crash carrying a former Walmart CEO and dug into documents of a historical home of a famous aviator, set to be demolished. Her coverage was able to help save the house. She also covered many presidential candidate visits like Marco Rubio, Ted Cruz and Donald Trump.

Esther is a graduate of Temple University, in Philadelphia where she calls home. She studied Journalism, and is the self-proclaimed, Intern Queen, graduating with 15 competitive internships across New York City, Philadelphia and Washington D.C.

During her NBC News internship, she had the opportunity to help cover the election of Pope Francis and The Boston Marathon Bombings, which won the NBC News Specials team an Emmy Award during her time there. A writer at heart, Esther has written for Redbook, Cosmopolitan, Woman’s Day, Country Living and Philadelphia magazine.

Esther was inspired to become a journalist after watching Nick News with Linda Ellerbee, which was the longest-running kids’ news show in television history. Years later, as a sophomore in college, Esther was able to intern for the news show that motivated her career, working under one of her biggest mentors, Linda Ellerbee. While at Nick News, Esther assisted on-set at interviews with Seth Myers and at HBO Studios with Gloria Steinem. She is a strong believer in gaining internship experiences, and loves giving back by now helping student journalists get their start in the field.

Esther is ecstatic to call Connecticut home.


Recent Articles
  • Stricter tailgating rules enforced in New Haven for Yale-Harvard

    NEW HAVEN– New Haven geared up for a big tradition today. The annual football game between Yale and Harvard. This year — fans may noticed some changes. Security was increased this year, by the addition of metal detectors, stricter alcohol policies and also increased police force. “I don’t know if metal detectors are necessary for an event like this but it’s worth the wait if it does prevent something like this from happening,” said Jared Newman, a student at Yale. […]

  • Runs in the family: New Danbury fire chief taking after his fallen father

    DANBURY —  Two Danbury firefighters have died during an active incident, both at the same fire. On Tuesday, one of the firefighter’s sons was sworn in as deputy chief. Firefighter Joe Halas who died along with Lt. Butch Melody on Osbourne Street in 1982, had his legacy live on through his son, also named Joseph Halas who was promoted to deputy chief. “A lot of his friends are here from his past cohort and they say he’d be very proud,” […]

  • Faith brings officer to assist Hartford places of worship

    HARTFORD — Sunday marks the one week since the Texas church shooting. In Hartford places of worship are trying to stay safe utilizing a faith-based officer at the police department. Officer Johnathon Rowe is the faith based community service officer with the Hartford Police Department. He oversees the safety of more than 200 churches in Hartford as well as the other places of worship in the city like temples and mosques. On Sunday morning, Officer Rowe visited two Hartford churches, Citadel of Love and Mount Olive […]

  • Veterans march in unofficial veterans parade in Hartford

    HARTFORD — While the Connecticut Veterans Day parade was cancelled, after being put on for about 16 years, one man decided to keep the ceremony going. Ken Large put the message out on Facebook asking people to join if they could, and dozens of people responded by showing up. “If this doesn’t continue, then my grandkids and great-grandkids are not gonna understand what honoring veterans is all about,” Large said. He organized the sidewalk procession instead of a parade, and people were […]

  • American Dream comes true for newly naturalized citizens

    HARTFORD — Thirty five people living in Connecticut got to become U.S. citizens on Tuesday — Election Day. The naturalization ceremony took place at the Hartford Public Library. Right after the ceremony the new citizens could go right up the stairs of the library, where they had a room sectioned off for voting. Robyn Shtern has lived in Connecticut for 16 years, coming immigrating from Canada. A West Hartford resident, she said she will be voting now that she has […]

  • Veterans plant 10,000 flags to honor those who served

    MIDDLETOWN — While Veterans Day isn’t until Friday, one local community got a head start. People gathered to plant 10,000 American flags on grave sites at the State Veteran’s Cemetery on Bow Lane in Middletown. Carolyn Capel and her father, Patrick Capel, who served in the Navy for 20 years came by to honor those who served their country. They read each person’s name out loud as they placed an American flag next to their tombstone. “I’m really interested in […]

  • Hundreds take to the street to fight breast cancer

    HARTFORD–October is Breast Cancer Awareness Month and  on Sunday, Connecticut residents were walking to fight the disease. Walkers were in Hartford at Bushnell Park. Cancer survivors, caregivers and people just out in the community walked to stop breast cancer. Community members are uniting to make the greatest impact to save lives and ensure no one has to face breast cancer alone. This is all put on through the American Cancer Society making strides against breast cancer. Walks were held in […]

  • Candy & Safety: Trick-or-treating in downtown Manchester

    MANCHESTER — Families were able to trick or treat safely this Halloween in Manchester by walking up and down Main Street in the daylight. Families got to stop by different stores and collect candy from store owners. “This is really my kids Halloween cause I don’t really take them around on Halloween night,” said Amy Figueroa who lives in Manchester. “It’s safe, it’s during the day.” Parents said they were able to run into friends of their children’s from school and […]

  • Crowds come out for Clinton book signing in Middletown

    MIDDLETOWN — Hillary Clinton was in Middletown on Saturday to sign her new book, “What Happened,” which talks about her 2016 campaign for president. The signing was at 11 a.m., however hundreds of people gathered outside R J Julia Bookstore in Middletown much earlier, some since 7 a.m. People were allowed to have two books signed, so some brought older books of Clinton’s to also be signed. Once people were let inside the building, they were able to shake Clinton’s […]

  • Cigna employees in Bloomfield pack up meals for Puerto Rico

    BLOOMFIELD — Many people in Puerto Rico are struggling to find food in the aftermath of the hurricanes that hit them. On Tuesday, Cigna employees formed assembly lines to package non perishable food to send to people in Puerto Rico. “To have the opportunity to package meals at the beginning of my work day was amazing,” said Ashley Metellus, an employee for Cigna. Metellus took a break from office work to join about 1,200 of her fellow employees. They put […]