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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
  • Proposal to have special session to restore Medicaid funding results in bickering

    HARTFORD — Democratic and Republican leaders are trying to convene a special session to restore Medicaid funding cuts in the bi-partisan budget less than two months ago. The tentative date is December 19th but that is not yet set in stone because of complications surrounding how lawmakers can call themselves into a special session. According to state law, they are required to go through a petition process which can take time.  However, lawmakers pointed out the Governor could call lawmakers […]

  • The Real Story – Bronin considers run for governor

    Hartford Mayor Luke Bronin explains his decision to explore a run for Governor, despite the fact that he has, so far, served only two years of his four-year term, and the city that remains in a state of fiscal crisis.

  • The Real Story – Tax reform

    A discussion of the “tax reform” efforts in Congress, and how they would impact Connecticut taxpayers. There are significant differences between the House and Senate versions, which remain to be worked out, including deductions for mortgage interest and state income taxes. Also, the Senate version would repeal the Obamacare individual mandate, but the House version would not. Guest: Brian Newman, CPA and Partner, CohnReznick

  • The Real Story – Matt Corey for Senate

    Hartford Republican Matt Corey discusses his campaign for US Senate, against the incumbent Democrat, Sen. Chris Murphy. Corey, a local businessman, actor and Navy veteran, and is a big fan of President Trump, has previously run three unsuccessful campaigns against First District Congressman John Larson.

  • The Real Story – Attorney General George Jepsen

    Attorney General George Jepsen, who announced this week that he will not run for reelection, explains how and why he came to that decision, and what might be in his future?  Might he and his long-time friend Gov. Dan Malloy, embark on a venture together, after they leave their respective offices?  Which major investigations and lawsuits will Jepsen focus on for the remainder of his term?

  • The Real Story – Crumbling foundations

    New developments in the “crumbling foundations” saga.  Tim Heim, the leader for the thousands of families whose homes, like his, are in danger of collapsing, talks about the financial help (in the form of grants) that is included in the new state budget, as well as the promised federal help, in the form of a tax deductions for their out-of-pocket costs in making repairs.  In a late development, It turns out the tax deduction will disappear, if Congress approves the new tax cuts.

  • The Real Story – Reporter Roundtable

    Reporter Roundtable – Veteran state capitol reporters discuss developments in the 2018 election cycle, including the races for governor, and now, attorney General. Also, the likelihood that state lawmakers will go into Special Session, to deal with the growing deficit and the impact of cuts they made to Medicaid, which could put tens of thousands of seniors and disabled recipients in dire straits. Guests: Chris Keating, Capital Bureau Chief for the Hartford Courant Christine Stuart, Editor, CTNewsJunkie.com Jeevan Vittal, Fox61 Capitol Reporter

  • 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 […]

  • Charles Manson, leader of murderous ’60s cult, dead at 83

    BAKERSFIELD, Calif. — Charles Manson, the wild-eyed 1960s cult leader whose followers committed heinous murders that terrorized Los Angeles and shocked the nation, died Sunday of natural causes, according to the California Department of Corrections. He was 83. The diminutive and charismatic Manson orchestrated a wave of violence in August 1969 that took the lives of seven people, spawned headlines worldwide and landed him and his “Manson Family” of followers in prison for most of the remainder of their lives. Manson […]

  • The Real Story – Bristol’s first woman mayor discusses her priorities

    In the recent municipal elections, voters in Bristol chose Democrat Ellen Zoppo-Sassu, over the two-term Republican incumbent, Mayor Ken Cockayne, who had recently been censured by the City Council, for sexual harassment. Zoppo-Sassu, Bristol’s first woman mayor, discusses her priorities, including fighting homelessness and the opioid crisis.