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Jeevan Vittal is the State Capitol Correspondent and a Reporter for FOX61.

His reports can be seen weekdays on the FOX61 News at 4, 5, 10 and 11 p.m.

Jeevan joined the FOX61 news team in 2011 and has covered stories across Connecticut and across New England.

Jeevan is a native of Washington, DC and graduated from the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill.

Prior to his return back to Connecticut, Jeevan was an Anchor, Reporter, and Producer at WENY-TV in Elmira, NY.

In his free time, Jeevan enjoys summertime activities, catching a movie, playing a video game, discovering new places and, of course, cheering for the UNC Tar Heels.

Jeevan is the recipient of several first place and national awards from the Associated Press and Society of Professional Journalists.

If you have a story you’d like Jeevan to cover, drop him a line!


Recent Articles
  • Lawmakers set aside June 29 for possible budget vote

    HARTFORD — At least one group of Connecticut legislators says it’s pushing forward with a possible state budget vote before the fiscal year ends June 30, even though there’s currently no agreement. Democratic leaders of the House of Representatives said Thursday their rank-and-file members prefer voting June 29 on a new two-year-budget rather than allowing Democratic Gov. Dannel P. Malloy to use his executive authority to temporarily run state government. If no budget agreement is ready next week, House Speaker […]

  • Criminal justice officials meet in Hartford to talk reform

    HARTFORD — Corrections and judicial officials from across the country have gathered in Hartford for a conference on reforming the nation’s criminal justice systems. The Reimagining Justice Conference was the brainchild of Connecticut Gov. Dannel P. Malloy, who has made the issue of criminal-justice reform a focus of his administration. Judges, prison officials, former inmates and others are spending two days discussing everything from pre-trial detention to preparing prisoners to re-enter the workforce. Malloy, a Democrat, says society was once […]

  • Police: Vernon man arrested after striking pedestrian in Hartford, leaving him with serious injuries

    HARTFORD — Hartford Police Department said they have arrested a man in connection with an April hit-and-run involving a pedestrian. Police said that the incident happened in the area of Park and Cedar streets at around 10 p.m. on April 22. The victim was taken to Hartford Hospital with serious injuries. Surveillance video of the incident was obtained by police. Hartford Police received numerous tips from the public, including a tip that resulted in the location and recovery of the […]

  • The fireworks are back on in Hartford

    HARTFORD — July fireworks are returning to Hartford. The city had to cancel the annual display last year because Hartford and East Hartford could not come up with the money to pay overtime for police and fire protection. “I got 3 little kids, I love fireworks. It was a painful decision to do that, to say we couldn’t do that. It was the right decision given the need to prioritize,” said Mayor Luke Bronin of Hartford. The city announced Tuesday that […]

  • An uptick in ticks: health officials warning people to be extra vigilant

    NEW HAVEN — State health officials are warning residents to take extra precautions when it comes to tick prevention. State scientists say an early tick boom this year is due mostly to a warmer than average winter which has allowed the bugs to breed and spread easier. Ticks are commonly known for carrying pathogens like Lyme Disease but, in recent months, state health officials have been seeing other potentially dangerous diseases cropping up, including the Powassan Virus, which, if left […]

  • State senate passes measure approving casino proposal

    HARTFORD — The state Senate took a big step on Wednesday in expanding gambling, approving a new satellite casino to be built by two Native American tribes in East Windsor. The measure passed 24 to 12 after debate, and still requires approval by the state House of Representatives and Democratic Gov. Dannel Malloy. Malloy said this bill is the only casino measure he would consider signing. The bill would allow for a ‘satellite’ casino to be built in East Windsor […]

  • State leadership responds to potential union deal

    HARTFORD — A potential union deal is getting sharp criticism and praise. “It is ground breaking. Not just in Connecticut but on a national basis,” said Gov. Dannel Malloy at a press conference Tuesday. “It is an extraordinary in its scope and when we get the full valuation they’ll understand that but they’re going to say what they’re going to say.” A proposed agreement between Malloy and state employee union leaders is being billed by the administration as ‘an historic […]

  • City of Hartford looking for ways to solve budget deficit

    HARTFORD — With an estimated $50 million budget deficit next fiscal year, Luke Bronin, Mayor of Hartford, is putting more pressure on the city’s labor unions. “I’ve said for a while that we have an obligation in the city of Hartford to do everything we can to get our house in order and that means our labor unions have to be a part of that effort,” said Bronin on Friday. “The three big elements in any contract are salary, healthcare, […]

  • Debate on popular vote bill tabled; passage appears unlikely

    HARTFORD — It appears unlikely Connecticut will be the latest to join a group of states wanting to pool their Electoral College votes for the presidential candidate who wins the popular vote. Leaders of the Democratic controlled House of Representatives on Thursday tabled the bill after about 90 minutes of debate. House Majority Leader Matt Ritter, a Democrat, had told reporters earlier in the day that he wasn’t sure if there was enough support for the legislation, which had narrowly […]

  • State leaders meet again to discuss the budget crisis

    HARTFORD — Gov. Dannel Malloy said he doubts that additional labor savings can be achieved beyond the $700 million he is currently seeking from state workers. The Democrat’s administration continues to negotiate with state employee union leaders to secure a possible labor concessions deal. If an agreement is ultimately reached, it would still need to be ratified by rank-and-file members. “The budget is 90 percent there, 85 percent there and for all of us, there’s 15 percent that we really […]