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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: Trump investigation

    How concerned should President Donald Trump be, about the future of his presidency, now that he has become the target of an “obstruction of justice” investigation? Guests:  Two-time Democratic candidate for Connecticut governor, Bill Curry, and Political Science Professor Gary Rose (Sacred Heart University, Fairfield)

  • 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: Prasad Srinivasan

    Four-term Glastonbury State Representative Prasad Srinivasan, discusses his bid for the GOP nomination for governor.  A medical doctor by profession, he claims to have the right “prescription” for stopping the string of huge budget deficits and tax increases and boosting the state’s economy.

  • The Real Story: Comey testifies

    HARTFORD — A prominent Connecticut defense attorney reacts to Thursday’s testimony by James Comey, about his conversations with President Trump. Did the President obstruct justice by telling Comey that he hoped Comey could call off the investigation of former National Security Advisor Michael Flynn? How likely is it that the President will be impeached, based on that testimony? Guest: Jim Bergenn, Shipman and Goodwin, Hartford

  • The Real Story: Trumbull First Selectman Tim Herbst

    HARTFORD — New face, in the ranks of Republicans seeking the GOP nomination for governor next year:  Tim Herbst Why the First Selectman of Trumbull thinks he’s the party’s best hope for victory.

  • The Real Story: Looking ahead to the Special Session

    HARTFORD —  Special session ahead, in the CT General Assembly!  Why no new budget?  Why no vote on proposals to boost state revenue by legalizing recreational marijuana and bringing back highway tolls? Guests: Rep. Melissa Ziobron (R) East Haddam, Assistant Minority Leader, Ranking Member Appropriations Committee Rep. Antonio (“Tony”) Guerrera (D) Rocky Hill

  • The Real Story: Attracting and keeping corporations

    HARTFORD —  John Boyd, operator of a New Jersey company that advises corporations about the best places to relocate, talks about what  the state needs to do to keep existing companies and attract new ones.

  • The Real Story: Bronin on Aetna move

    HARTFORD — Hartford Mayor Luke Bronin, talks about Aetna’s decision to move its corporate headquarters out of the capital city.

  • The Real Story: The electric bill

    Representatives of Eversource, United Illuminating and Dynegy argue against a bill that, they say, would increase consumers’ electricity bills, in order to pay more to Dominion, the Virginia-based company that operates Connecticut’s Millstone Nuclear Power Plant.

  • The Real Story — US Rep. Elizabeth Esty

    HARTFORD — Al and Jenn have a discussion with US Rep. Elizabeth Esty (D) Fifth District about President Trump’s first budget, his first trip overseas as President, the Russia investigations and President Trump’s firing of FBI Director James Comey, the GOP health plan and more. The Washington Post reports that Russia’s ambassador to the U.S. has told his superiors that he and Jared Kushner discussed setting up a secret communications channel between the Trump transition team and the Kremlin in […]