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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
  • Republicans, Democrats, Governor, touting pros and cons of GOP budget plan

    HARTFORD — The deadline of October 1st, the date in which Governor Malloy’s executive orders go into effect, is nearing with no sign of an approved budget coming. “I think one of the most egregious things in the budget is what it does to higher education and scholarship programs for that matter,” said Malloy at a press conference Wednesday. “This budget would require the closing of schools, of programs, the elimination of scholarships to students who are living in poverty […]

  • Tolland Public Schools: We’re preparing for the worst and have contingencies in place

    TOLLAND — School district leaders around the state are preparing for the possibility that the General Assembly doesn’t pass a budget by October 1st, and Governor Dannel Malloy’s emergency executive orders go into effect. “Ironically a lot has been done and yet nothing has been achieved,” said Dr. Walter Willett, Superintendent of Tolland Public Schools. “Both the town and the board of education in Tolland have grappled with that reality for some time and we have various plans and contingencies […]

  • Governor reiterates intention to veto GOP budget, fiscal standoff continues

    HARTFORD — Connecticut Gov. Dannel P. Malloy says he’s willing to compromise with Republicans on a bipartisan budget plan, but will veto the GOP-backed budget that passed the legislature over the weekend. “In order to achieve a budget, I was willing to make some compromises in each of these areas.  But I will not abandon these principles,” said Malloy at a press conference on Monday. “They must be part of any budget that I sign into law.” Malloy, a Democrat, […]

  • Budget vote delayed; GOP doesn’t expect to vote Friday

    HARTFORD — GOP leaders said there would be no vote on the state budget either Friday. House Democratic officials say the vote is postponed. Budget documents will be available in the morning and they will try to reschedule the vote. The Senate announced that it will convene Friday, at Noon. Lawmakers in the House and Senate had continued private negotiations into the 10 p.m. hour at the State Capitol over the fate of a proposed two year spending bill worth […]

  • Republicans propose state budget with no new taxes, increase education spending

    HARTFORD — Showing a unified front Tuesday afternoon, House and Senate Republicans unveiled a new version of a spending bill worth around $40 billion. “We in the House and Senate Republicans have a no tax increase, balanced budget that we are ready to call in both chambers on Thursday, we’d call today if we were in session,” said State Rep. Themis Klarides, House Minority Leader. Republicans say their version features no new taxes, increased education spending for towns, more municipal […]

  • Senator Blumenthal holds ’emergency field hearing’ on DACA, immigration policy

    NEW HAVEN — In response to President Donald Trump’s order to end Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals, Senator Richard Blumenthal held an ’emergency field hearing’ on the impact of immigration policies on DREAMers and their families, in particular, regarding the Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals, or DACA, program. The unsanctioned field hearing was held inside the First and Summerfield Church in New Haven Monday morning. The church is providing sanctuary for Marco Reyes of Meriden. Reyes was ordered deported on August […]

  • Governor unveils ‘compromise’ budget proposal with sales tax increase

    HARTFORD – With the spirit of compromise in mind, Governor Dannel Malloy unveiled his 6th proposed budget. “It has been 212 days since I presented my first budget to the legislature for their consideration,” quipped Malloy. “I have adopted some of the best ideas from the legislature from both sides of the aisle and I have tried to be responsive to the needs of the municipalities and all of those affected by our state budget.” The proposal features increased taxes […]

  • Groton school district urging parents to pressure lawmakers to pass state budget

    GROTON — School district administrators in Groton are urging parents to speak out and contact lawmakers at the state capitol to increase pressure to pass a budget soon. The issue brought to the forefront of parent’s minds recently after the district sent out a notice informing parents and guardians that the district could face a state aid cut of $17.5 million. “We thought it was important that the community understand that this is a problem that could be a catastrophe […]

  • Mayor Harp, Gov. Malloy talk storm preparedness as height of hurricane season approaches

    NEW HAVEN —  Mayor Toni Harp and Gov. Dan Malloy  told residents to prepare as the state moves into the height of hurricane season. The Atlantic hurricane season runs from June 1 to November 30, with the principle threat period for Connecticut occurring between mid-August and mid-October.  Mayor Harp and Governor Malloy were joined by state Department of Emergency Services and Public Protection Commissioner Dora Schriro. Following the most recent Hurricane in Harvey that damaged parts of Texas, another hurricane […]

  • Former Hartford Mayor Perez pleads guilty to larceny and bribe receiving; avoids jail time

    HARTFORD —  Former Hartford Mayor Eddie Perez pleaded guilty to bribery and extortion charges Thursday afternoon as part of a plea deal. Perez was sentenced to eight years suspended and a three year conditional discharge. “I’m happy to get this over with,” said Hubert Santos, Perez’s defense attorney,  “I’ve been representing Eddie since 2007 when we had the grand jury proceedings in the first trial, we had the appeal, the second appeal and now these proceedings. He’s incurred over a […]