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Jenn Bernstein anchors the FOX61 News at 4 p.m. She also reports on Connecticut politics and co-anchors “The Real Story” with Al Terzi, which airs at 10 a.m. on Sundays. In 2015, Jenn won an Emmy award for her story “Anatomy of An Attack Ad,” which analyzed campaign messages during Connecticut’s contentious gubernatorial contest.

Jenn re-joined the FOX61 team in August of 2014. The Simsbury native worked as a general assignment reporter for the station from 2010-2012. During that time, Jenn received an Emmy nomination for a series of stories she did on bullying in schools. She also found herself covering severe weather events in her two years. She reported live during the Blizzard of 2010. In 2011, Jenn reported from the beach in Fairfield when Tropical Storm Irene hit Connecticut. Two months later, She was live on the Berlin Turnpike as the October Nor’Easter slammed the state, knocking out power to almost 900,000 homes in Connecticut. Jenn also focused on politics, which included covering the 2010 campaign for Governor where Democrat Dan Malloy faced off against Republican Tom Foley. During this time, she was also an Adjunct Graduate Journalism Professor at Quinnipiac University.

Jenn continued her reporting career at KYW-the CBS affiliate in Philadelphia from 2012-2014. While there, she reported on the aftermath of the Penn State Sex Abuse Scandal. She also hunkered down in Atlantic City to cover preparations for Hurricane Sandy. The day the storm made landfall, she provided live reports from the beach, for KYW and WCBS in New York City, as waves pounded Steel Pier and catastrophic flooding put much of the city under water. Over the next few weeks, she covered Sandy’s devastation. Escorted by The National Guard, Jenn reported from Long Beach Island on the clean-up efforts. She did several live reports for CBS This Morning. Her work also aired on CBS affiliates around the country.

Before her time in Connecticut and Philadelphia, Jenn worked in the Buffalo and Albany television markets. She attended Union College in Schenectady, New York.

Jenn grew up in Simsbury and is a graduate of Simsbury High School.


Recent Articles
  • The Real Story: Trumps first overseas trip as president

    HARTFORD — President Trump, is on his first overseas trip as president, while, back home, his fledgling administration remains embroiled in various investigations. He’ll meet with leaders of Saudi Arabia, Israel and other Middle East nations, as well as NATO allies, to chart a course for future relations.\ Trump will delivered a major speech Sunday to the leaders of more than two dozen Muslim nations where he’ll urge countries to drive out extremists. An early draft of his speech does […]

  • The Real Story: Changes coming to Husky health plan could impact families

    HARTFORD —  Efforts grind on, at the state capitol, to forge a new two-year budget, there is the serious concern that one money-saving proposal from Governor Dannel Malloy could cause thousands of lower-income Connecticut residents to be dumped from the Husky Health Plan. Malloy wants to sharply reduce the maximum eligibility income for them to keep their coverage. New revenue projections showed the deficit for the fiscal year beginning July 1 had grown from $1.7 billion to $2.3 billion. The state […]

  • The Real Story: Opioid crisis

    HARTFORD — With Connecticut now ranking fifth in the nation in the number of opioid overdose deaths, there is bipartisan support for a new bill that, among other things, imposes new controls on prescriptions for pain killers, and the storage and disposal of the drugs. Connecticut ranks 5th for ER visits Massachusetts had the highest number. And Rhode Island came in third. Connecticut’s Department of Mental Health and Addiction Services: 1-800-563-4086 hotline locates an assessment center near you. The assessment centers can help determine which […]

  • The Real Story: State employee layoffs

    HARTFORD — The pace of negotiations between the Malloy administration and the state employee unions is picking up, with only 3 ½ weeks remaining in the legislative session. The governor’s office is seeking $700M in contract concessions, to help balance the state budget for the next two years. Lori Pelletier, President of the state AFL-CIO, while not taking part in the talks, discusses the challenges of reaching an agreement, given that the unions agreed to significant givebacks, during the two […]

  • The Real Story: Republican Micah Welintukonis

    HARTFORD — We continue our series of interviews with candidates exploring a run for governor in next year’s election. This week, we speak with Republican Micah Welintukonis, a US Army veteran who was seriously injured in a suicide bombing, while serving in Afghanistan. He talks about his reasons for running, his experience and priorities.  He also explains why he has chosen to withdraw from the Citizens Election Program, which provides public funding for campaigns. On May 1st 2017, Welintukonis said he’s […]

  • 2018 candidates and potential candidates for Governor

    HARTFORD — Now that Governor Malloy has announced he is not seeking a third term, many people across the state are throwing their hats in the ring for the 2018 Election. Some people have filed paperwork to run for Governor, some have formed exploratory committees for statewide office which could include governor or other positions. What is an exploratory committee? An exploratory committee is established to help determine whether a person has support to run for an elected office. If a potential […]

  • The Real Story: Wyman considers run for Governor

    HARTFORD — Lt. Gov. Nancy Wyman confirms that she is considering a run for governor, to succeed Gov. Dannel Malloy, but that she hasn’t made a final decision. At the same time, she expresses deep concern over the effects of “Trumpcare”, should the replacement for the Affordable Care Act win final passage in the Senate. She calls the plan “really bad”, and announces that she is forming a bipartisan working group to prepare to deal with the impact. The Democrat […]

  • The Real Story: Peter Lumaj

    HARTFORD — Fairfield Attorney Peter Lumaj who is “exploring” a run for governor, and has already raised a lot of money in his bid for the Republican nomination, blasts the Malloy administration and legislative Democrats for causing the deep budget crisis by extreme overspending. We also ask why he takes issue with Gov. Malloy’s acceptance of refugees in the state, when Lumaj himself, an Albanian immigrant, came to the US as a refugee (from the war in the Balkans). The fiscal […]

  • ‘Future is brighter than ever’ – Simsbury teen opens up about heart transplant that saved his life

    SIMSBURY — They say a picture is worth a thousand words. That a single image can relay a person’s essence, strength, determination, struggle. Danny Deitz knows it all, and his scar has a story. Senior year at Simsbury High School is a time for friends, football, and fun. But through the eyes of this 18-year-old, that experience is more precious. “I think I see life in a very special way that a lot of people my age don’t get to see […]

  • Team 26 set to cycle from Virginia to Newtown in support of gun-control legislation

    NEWTOWN — In just a few days, Team 26 will ride again. Team 26 is a group of cyclists who banned together after the tragedy at Sandy Hook to ride in memory of the 26 victims. The cyclists are aiming to fight for other gun violence victims where they are pushing for stricter gun laws and change. This year will mark their fifth ride and this time around, they’re doing things a little differently. They plan on riding Thursday morning starting […]