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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
  • Hundreds gather in Torrington for free dental clinic

    TORRINGTON — Many people came out to Torrington for a free dental clinic on Saturday. This was part of a two day clinic where people could walk in no questions asked. However there was a cap on people coming in and so many camped out overnight outside of Torrington High School to guarantee themselves a spot. Volunteers from different dental practices came to service about 400 people on Saturday. “This is why I went into this profession to be able […]

  • Republicans say Democratic budget plan is out of balance

    HARTFORD — Connecticut lawmakers are expected to vote on changes Democrats hope to make to the second year of the two-year state budget approved last year. The Appropriations Committee is expected to meet Friday to consider the proposal. Republican members are also expected to recommend budget changes. Ultimately, the proposals may be part of a final deal on a revised budget, which will need approval from the full General Assembly and Democratic Gov. Dannel P. Malloy. Democratic committee leaders say […]

  • Meriden businesses looking to cash in on new train station

    MERIDEN— More people should be taking the train in Meriden come summertime. A ribbon cutting ceremony was held Thursday at the Meriden station located at 60 State Street. CTrail Hartford Line is scheduled to start running June 16. The rail line is set on making 17 daily round trips between New Haven and Hartford, 12 continuing north stopping at Union Station in Springfield, Massachusetts. The Hartford Line service will also provide direct or connecting services to Boston, Vermont and New […]

  • First on FOX61: Flooding backs into New Britain apartment; city responds

    NEW BRITAIN — Monday’s rain caused major flooding to one apartment complex in New Britain. On Monday, New Britain resident, Ricardo Aponte, reached out to FOX61 in regards to his apartment being flooded. He claims the property manager said they couldn’t help out with the situation at the time because they had to get an adjuster. Mark Moriarty who directs the public works department for New Britain, said the city has been trying for at least seven years to get a […]

  • Daytrippers: It’s track day in Montville at NASKART

    MONTVILLE — If you’ve got the racing bug, there’s a place in Montville for you. NASKART is an indoor multi-level race track is designed for people of all driving levels. They have about 52 go karts that are powered by lithium ion batteries, and can sustain a charge for about 45 minutes according to Cody Browning, the general manager. “We have the largest indoor multi level track in the world,” Browning said. Browning adds the track is 80,000 square feet. You […]

  • Gun right supporters rally in Hartford

    HARTFORD — People gathered at the state capitol on Saturday to use their first amendment right to protect their second amendment right. The pro gun rally was put on by Connecticut Citizens Defense League, a grassroots legislative action group focused on second amendment rights. Given the recent shootings in our country people said they don’t want the laws to change to restrict gun owners. “We’ve already seen compromise and yet these things continue to happen,” said Holly Sullivan, events coordinator […]

  • Patients at CCMC receive a warm surprise

    HARTFORD — Six patients at Connecticut Children’s Medical Center got a special surprise Friday. Thanks to Make a Wish Connecticut, they had their wish granted to go to Disney World. The patients had no idea that they were going to get surprised with the trip. Parents said they are very thankful to Connecticut Children’s and Make a Wish for the week long trip. “They’ve been awesome every time we come here they’re just wonderful,” said Jennifer Quinta, a mother of […]

  • Custodian arrested for threatening Stafford school appears in court

    STAFFORD — State Police arrested a custodian for making a threat to shoot up the school. All Stafford schools were put in a ‘precautionary soft lockdown’ on Monday. David Wachta, 58 of Monson, Mass., was charged with breach of peace, and threatening. He was held on $100,000 bond. Police said Wachta, a custodian at Stafford Middle School, was heard saying he was going to “Shoot up the school,” on Friday. He turned himself into police around noon on Monday. Officials […]

  • Quinnipiac students participate in ‘The Big Event’ in Hamden

    HAMDEN — On Saturday morning some Quinnipiac students spent the day volunteering in the community. They spread out into the community to volunteer their time at different organizations, for The Big Event. First about 1500 students met on campus where they gathered in the recreation center to hear about the meaningful day before they grabbed rakes and tools to head out onto white buses into the community. Quinnipiac’s president commented on how proud he is of the students “Our students live in […]

  • Governor Malloy nominates Robinson as Chief Justice 

    HARTFORD  – Governor Dan Malloy nominated Associate Justice Richard Allan Robinson of Stamford to serve as Chief Justice of the Connecticut Supreme Court. “During his esteemed career in public and judicial service Justice Robinson has demonstrated a keen legal acumen and incisive insight,”  Malloy said.  “I am confident that as Chief Justice, his tenure will be marked with distinction and his leadership will prove to be invaluable, should he be confirmed.” Last month, the State Senate rejected Malloy’s State Supreme Court […]