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Jeevan Vittal is FOX 61’s Political Reporter and a two-time Emmy nominated Reporter/Anchor.

He covers politics on the state, local, and national level. His other beats include technology, education, and transportation.

His reports air each weekday on the FOX 61 News at 4 p.m., 5 p.m., 10 p.m., and 11 p.m. as well as on Sunday during “The Real Story.”

Jeevan joined the FOX 61 news team in 2011 and has covered stories across Connecticut and New England.

Jeevan was born and raised in Washington, DC. He graduated from the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill.

In his rare free time, Jeevan enjoys movies, video games, exploring new places, and, of course, cheering for the UNC Tar Heels.

Jeevan is also 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
  • ‘Connecticut Made’ logo to appear on hometown merchandise

    HARTFORD — Connecticut-Made products from craft beer to circuit boards will soon sport a logo touting their origin. State lawmakers on Wednesday unveiled the new ‘Connecticut Made’ mark and encouraged businesses and industry leaders to use the red, white and blue logo as a promotional tool. Stamford Rep. Caroline Simmons, the Democratic House chairman of the General Assembly’s Commerce Committee, said the concept is a simple and effective way to showcase products made in Connecticut and help support local jobs. […]

  • Local restaurant reacts to President Trump’s administration pushing to regulate server’s tips

    MIDDLETOWN —  A push by the Trump Administration is making restaurant owners watch developments in Washington. The Department of Labor is proposing a policy shift which would allow employers to take tips from serving staff and pool it. The Trump Administration said the owner or manager of an establishment would then be able redistribute it among back-end staff as well as serving staff. Senator Richard Blumenthal blasted the proposal. Local restaurant reacts to President Trump’s administration pushing to regulate server’s tips […]

  • FOX61 travels to Puerto Rico following Hurricane Maria ‘s devastating aftermath 

    SAN JUAN — FOX61’s Jeevan Vittal and photojournalist Tom Maroney traveled to Puerto Rico to meet with neighbors and follow a group of Connecticut volunteers who traveled to the Island to distribute tons of food, water and supplies to those in need. The all-volunteer group worked with the Lions Club of Puerto Rico along with several other non-profits around the state to raise money and collect critical items. An estimated 42 tons of supplies were shipped via ocean cargo container […]

  • FOX61 travels to Puerto Rico following Hurricane Maria ‘s devastating aftermath 

    SAN JUAN — FOX61’s Jeevan Vittal and photojournalist Tom Maroney traveled to Puerto Rico to meet with neighbors and follow a group of Connecticut volunteers who traveled to the Island to distribute tons of food, water and supplies to those in need. The all-volunteer group worked with the Lions Club of Puerto Rico along with several other non-profits around the state to raise money and collect critical items. An estimated 42 tons of supplies were shipped via ocean cargo container […]

  • ASML to add more than 500 jobs in Wilton

    WILTON – Netherlands-based ASML, a company that manufactures the machines that make computer chips, is expanding its engineering and manufacturing footprint in Wilton. In exchange for economic incentives from the state, the company will expand its current workforce of 1,222 employees by 524 positions. The investments are worth $100 million and include expanded manufacturing space, a new parking structure, and interior renovations to existing facilities. To find out more about openings, click here.

  • Still no answers in Guilford teen’s shooting death

    GUILFORD  — Still no word whether the shooting death of a Guilford High School freshman was intentional or accidental. The family of 15-year-old Ethan Song is waiting for answers and unfortunately the Office of the Chief Medical Examiner did not provide any on Thursday. Guilford police were present during the autopsy, but the chief medical examiner’s conclusion was that more investigation is necessary. “Anything from toxicology to a traditional forensic examination or even just basic interviews or report information,” said […]

  • Real Story: Tolls Making A Comeback?

    Governor Malloy calls for tolls and taxes to help boost transportation fund

    HARTFORD — Tolls by 2023: That’s what Gov. Malloy is calling for. The Plan Malloy released the outline today of the plan to help stabilize the Special Transportation Fund (STF). THey say it will also help critical investments in the state’s transportation system to take place. They say without the reinstatement of cancelled projects, the state’s infrastructure will fall further into a state of disrepair, making roads and bridges less safe for residents and harming the state’s economy. The proposal […]

  • Students, parents, faculty protest Hartford’s decision to shutter two schools

    HARTFORD – A group of students parents and teachers from Batchelder Elementary School stood on the side of the road Wednesday afternoon protesting a decision to close it at the end of the school year. “Well I’m not surprised,” said Antony Daley, a parent. “Anything that happens in the educational system in Hartford, they always stifle it and undercut it.” The Hartford Board of Education approved the District Model for Excellence restructuring plan with a unanimous vote of 8-0 Tuesday night. […]

  • Massachusetts trucker sentenced to 6 months for I-95 crash that killed 3 people

    NEW LONDON – The man behind the wheel of a tractor-trailer was sentenced to six months behind bars with 100 hours of community service for a  October 2014 crash that killed three people. 62-year-old Gerard Dube entered his plea in November at Superior Court in New London and returned for sentencing on Tuesday. Prosecutors said Dube was driving a tractor-trailer when he rear-ended multiple vehicles slowing for congestion on Interstate 95 in Waterford in October 2014. The crash killed 26-year-old Darin […]

  • Weekend thaw coming; potential flooding a cause of concern

    HADDAM – The Malloy Administration says it is closely monitoring the situation along the Connecticut River where local officials in Haddam issued a proclamation of emergency. A request that the Governor declare a state of emergency and make resources available in case the worst happens. There are two large ice dams near East Haddam and Essex that are causing major backups and the potential for flooding. The National Weather Service issued a flood warning for residents living in central Connecticut […]