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Jenna DeAngelis is an evening news reporter at FOX61. She comes to Hartford after more than two years at the NBC Affiliate in sunny Myrtle Beach, S.C.

At WMBF News, Jenna was a video journalist where she would pitch, shoot, write, edit and report her own stories. On top of news, Jenna was a traffic reporter, fill-in anchor and investigative reporter. She dug into an investigation of a Horry County Detective who improperly handled 88 cases, leaving more than 120 victims, without justice. Jenna also worked tirelessly through the 2015 South Carolina Flood, and covered several presidential candidate visits including Donald Trump, Marco Rubio and Bernie Sanders.

Jenna’s news journey began at KYW, in Philadelphia, PA, where she worked on the assignment desk, covering national stories, like the Penn State sex abuse scandal.

She is a graduate of the University of Delaware where she studied T.V. Production and Broadcast Journalism. As a student, she completed five internships including News 12 Long Island, Fox 29 and KYW in Philadelphia.

Jenna grew up in Long Island, N.Y., where her family still resides. She is ecstatic to have a new home in Connecticut.

Recent Articles
  • Trinity faces backlash following professor’s social media rant

    HARTFORD — A college campus in Hartford was on alert for what police called a “non-credible” threat after a professor posted controversial comments on social media. The Hartford Police Department said they assisted the Trinity College Campus Safety Department. They said they investigated multiple non-specific and non-credible threats related to a potential statement allegedly made by a staff member, and there was no active police presence on campus. A spokesperson for Trinity College said they closed the campus “out of […]

  • New research shows an uptick in ticks in Connecticut

    DANBURY — Data collected by Connecticut researchers shows an uptick in ticks and a heightened Lyme Disease risk. Researchers at Western Connecticut State University say there are sharply higher levels of deer ticks in the region. In its weekly sampling for deer ticks – a common carrier of Lyme Disease and other illnesses – the Tick-Borne Disease Prevention Laboratory has collected the most amount of ticks since 2011. The Western lab has been monitoring the deer tick populations in Danbury, […]

  • Local mosque leader reacts to attack on Muslims in London

    MERIDEN – A community no stranger to hate crimes is reacting to the latest deadly attack in London. One man died and 10 people were injured after a van was rammed into a crowd of worshippers near a mosque in north London, in the latest terror attack to hit the UK this year. The Ahmadiyya Muslim Community is speaking out saying it condemns these attacks. The group is responding in prayer, especially during Ramadan, one of the holiest months observed by Muslims. “We’re […]

  • Targeted mosque and shooter speak out about recent spurs of violence

    MERIDEN – The mosque shooting in Quebec, protests, and the immigration ban all hit close to home for a Meriden mosque. The Baitul Aman “House of Peace” Mosque has since befriended the man responsible for targeting it and shooting at it. Ted Hakey was just released from jail Thursday after serving a six month sentence for shooting at the empty mosque with a rifle shortly after the Nov. 13, 2015 attacks in Paris. Before serving time he came to the […]

  • 90-year-old World War II veteran gets high school diploma

    VERNON – Graduation season is upon us and in the sea of graduates at Rockville High School, one person, stood out from the rest. 90-year-old United States Navy Veteran William Tobin was among the nearly 180 students that received diplomas, Thursday. Tobin left Connecticut to serve in World War II when he was in high school so he was never able to get his degree. The veteran said he was in for eight years, four years active duty, where he […]

  • Controversy swirls ahead of Farmington’s multi-million dollar school project vote

    FARMINGTON – A day away from a vote on a new multi-million dollar Farmington High School, community members are zeroing in on a video that surfaced from a previous town meeting. The surveillance video from the meeting on June 5, shows Farmington building committee member Justin Bernier placing a flyer on a table among town documents. The flyer titled, “Are We Makin the Most of FHS?” supports his concerns for the project. For example, it points out areas of the […]

  • Farmington to vote on multi-million dollar school project

    FARMINGTON – Community members will have a chance to vote on a new Farmington High School Thursday. A building project, approved by town council the end of May, comes with the price tag of $135-million dollars. This price doesn’t include an anticipated grant from the state, or interest rates. The project includes ADA updates, updated gymnasiums and auditorium, an expanded cafeteria, a new learning common area and library. It would also be home to the Board of Education. A group […]

  • Wedding couple’s ride burns and the Avon fire department gives them a lift

    AVON — The Avon Volunteer Fire Department went above and beyond the normal call of duty Saturday afternoon. They were dispatched to West Avon Congregational Church for a report of a bus trolley fire. When they arrived, the crews found the trolley with an engine compartment fire. It was knocked down by a fire extinguisher that the bus driver had. It turns out, the bus was for a wedding party. Maria Leonardi and Justin Stone were getting married inside the […]

  • 1-on-1 with Crime Watch Daily’s Chris Hansen

    UNCASVILLE – The man that helped raise national awareness of online predators is continuing his work to keep children safe. Journalist Chris Hansen is continuing to catch predators on Hansen vs. Predator on Crime Watch Daily. The face of Dateline NBC’s former segment, “To Catch a Predator,” sat down with FOX61 to share more about his 36 years working in the news. Hansen said he’s caught more than 300 predators in his time. “Fortunately all of them have been prosecuted […]

  • Amazon to open distribution center in North Haven, creating 1,800 jobs

    NORTH HAVEN —  Amazon, the largest internet-based retailer in the world is expanding its presence in Connecticut, creating 1,800 job opportunities, announced Gov. Malloy. Amazon, which recently opened a fulfillment center in Windsor and a sorting center in Wallingford, currently employs approximately 2,000 people in Connecticut. According to the company, 1,500 of the jobs will be full-time and seasonal opportunities will also be available. Gov. Malloy said the addition of the 855,000 square foot North Haven facility, will increase to […]