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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 – Linda McMahon

    Linda McMahon talks with FOX61’s Jenn Bernstein about her new job in the Trump administration. McMahon was tapped by the President to lead the Small Business Administration, and has been on a tour that will take her to all 68 SBA offices across the country. Her recent stop in Hartford was the 20th stop, and while here she met with business leaders who have received SBA loans. A Connecticut resident and two-time candidate for U.S. Senate, she explains how she […]

  • The Real Story – Congresswoman Elizabeth Esty

    Congresswoman Elizabeth Esty, on new gun legislation, in the wake of the Las Vegas Massacre.

  • The Real Story – Trump’s tax plan

    Tax experts weigh in on tax reforms being advanced by congressional Republicans.  What  would be the impact on Connecticut citizens and businesses? Guests:  Andrew Lattimer, BlumShapiro and Steve Dane, CohnReznick

  • CT resident and new SBA Chief McMahon relishes new role

    HARTFORD — FOX61’s Jenn Bernstein sat down for a on-on-one conversation Friday morning with long-time Connecticut resident Linda McMahon to talk about her new role in President Donald Trump’s administration. McMahon is in the middle of touring the country, where she is meeting and listening to small business owners. McMahon said Trump reached out before his inauguration to see if she was interested in the job. “He told me that he wanted someone from the private sector, someone who’d built […]

  • 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 – State budget meltdown

    Governor Malloy has pledged to veto a Republican budget proposal that passed with the help of three Democratic lawmakers. One of them, Sen. Joan Hartley (D) Waterbury, joins us to explain her decision.

  • The Real Story – Attorney General George Jepsen

    The attorney general discusses two major investigations his department is engaged in: The huge Equifax Security Breach and the Opioid Epidemic. He also discusses his involvement in challenging the Trump Administration’s decision to end DACA, the Obama-era policy that has shielded, from deportation, hundreds of thousand of young people whose parents brought them to the US, illegally, when they were children.

  • The Real Story – Dissecting the Clinton book

    A Connecticut professor  wrote a book, “Haywire,” looks at why the 2016 election ended with a Trump victory.  Sacred Heart University Prof. Gary Rose compares his conclusions with what Hillary Clinton wrote in her book, “What Happened”.

  • Feds: Connecticut elections systems targeted by Russian hackers; Sen. Blumenthal responds

    HARTFORD — Connecticut officials have been notified by the federal government that the state’s online voter registration system was targeted in hacking efforts by Russia last year. Gabe Rosenberg, a spokesman from the Secretary of the State’s Office, says the U.S. Department of Homeland Security informed the office Friday that the while the system was scanned by agents of the Russian government, it was not breached. Connecticut was among more than 20 states that received similar notifications. The disclosures to […]

  • Farmington native on St. Thomas prepares for second major hurricane this month

    A Farmington native who now lives on St. Thomas is preparing for a possible second blow with Hurricane Maria. Jason Coscia made it through Hurricane Irma. “The mood for the most part has stayed relatively positive, but there has been a little bit of a shift, I think since the second storm is heading this way,” said Coscia. Coscia grew up in Farmington.  But moved to St. Thomas about three years ago. He says the island is still hurting, but conditions […]