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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
  • New Britain serial killer sentenced to life in prison

    NEW BRITAIN — An East Coast drifter who killed seven people in New Britain in 2003 was sentenced to life in prison. A state judge in New Britain is expected to hand down a 360-year prison sentence Friday for William Devin Howell, who pleaded guilty to six murder charges in September. He’s also serving a 15-year prison sentence for manslaughter in the seventh victim’s death. The Hampton, Virginia, native is believed to be the most prolific serial killer in Connecticut […]

  • Windsor’s Konica Minolta to relocate to New Jersey

    WINDSOR – Konica-Minolta is looking to consolidate operations and move its facility in Windsor into its headquarters in Ramsey, NJ. More than 500 jobs may be affected by the move. The company issued the following statement: Yesterday, we announced the beginning of our plans to transition our Windsor, CT facility. In the next 6-18 months, we plan to integrate employees into various existing Konica Minolta locations, including maintaining a branch location in Connecticut. Employees are being retained and have the […]

  • CT State Supreme Court hears appeal in Sandy Hook shooting lawsuit

    NEWTOWN —  A lawyer for relatives of some Newtown school massacre victims has asked the Connecticut Supreme Court to reinstate a lawsuit against gun maker Remington Arms, saying a rifle made by the company and used in the shooting was too dangerous to sell to the public. The parents of a child who was killed in the 2012 Sandy Hook elementary school massacre say they have faith the company that made the military-style rifle used in the shooting will be […]

  • Family grateful after court delays imminent deportation of Litchfield mother

    HARTFORD — A federal court has delayed the scheduled deportation of a 15-year resident of the state to her native Albania. Denada Rondos was scheduled to be deported to Albania on Monday but U.S. Sen. Richard Blumenthal’s office said that she has been granted a temporary stay which will allow her to pursue her case to seek political asylum in the U.S. “Thank you so much. I appreciate everyone,” said Denada Rondos on Monday. “This is the best day of […]

  • Officials mark opening of new Connecticut train station

    WALLINGFORD — Federal, state and local Connecticut officials are marking the opening of a newly built train station in Wallingford. The station began providing service to existing Amtrak trains on Monday. It will eventually serve trains on the CTRail Hartford Line, a commuter rail service between New Haven, Hartford and Springfield, Massachusetts, that’s scheduled to launch in May of 2018. Several state and local leaders were on hand for the grand opening ceremony in Wallingford including Democratic Gov. Dannel P. […]

  • Local clergy association reacts to Texas church shooting

    NEW HAVEN — The President of the New Haven Clergy Association says his fellow clergymen and women are shocked and saddened by the shooting that took more than 25 lives at a church in Sutherland Springs, Texas. “We’ll take a serious look at safety and how we even do church unfortunately,” said Pastor Roger Wilkins, President of the GNHCA. “It’s very much in the minds pastors and ministries. We`re at this time, how do we protect ourselves from this experience?” […]

  • Two UConn Juniors running for Mansfield Town Council

    STORRS – Friends and family may have thought it was a joke at first, but the campaign Haley Hinton and Colin Mortimer are running is no laughing matter. “We feel that it’s important to actually get a students’ voice out here, for far too long, for decades really, we haven’t had a student voice on town council and we feel that’s important and it needs to be done now,” said Mortimer, a 20-year-old UConn Junior from Smithtown, NY. “There’s been […]

  • CT-N could cease operations this week after major funding cut

    HARTFORD — Time is running out for the Connecticut Network. A potential victim of the compromise budget passed through the State House and Senate last week CT-N had its budget slashed by around half, $3.2 million to $1.6 million. “We’re really struggling to find whether it’s possible to continue,” said Paul Giguere, Connecticut Public Affairs Network CEO, the non-profit which runs CT-N. CT-N has been in operation since 1999 and provides non-partisan, non-stop coverage of events in the legislative, judicial, […]

  • Hospital tax still at issue in newly passed state budget

    HARTFORD — Legislative staff and attorneys are reviewing concerns raised by Democratic Gov. Dannel P. Malloy about whether the bipartisan state budget that passed the General Assembly on Thursday puts hundreds of millions of dollars in federal funding at risk. The governor’s communications director says Malloy’s staff met Friday with the group to discuss why the administration believes the bill fails to create a federally compliant health care tax. Under the complicated proposal, the state receives federal reimbursement tied to […]

  • House passes bipartisan budget, sends bill to governor

    HARTFORD — The Connecticut House of Representatives has passed a bipartisan state budget, sending it to Democratic Gov. Dannel P. Malloy. The roughly $41 billion, two-year plan cleared the House Thursday on a 126-to-23 vote, a veto-proof majority. The vote came hours after the Senate overwhelmingly passed the same package. Republican House Minority Leader Themis Klarides says the plan crafted by legislative leaders isn’t perfect but it “begins the process of getting our house in order.” She says it also […]