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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
  • Court documents reveal owners of Apricots may have been facing financial troubles

    FARMINGTON – Following the abrupt closing of popular restaurant Apricots Restaurant & Pub, court documents showed that the owners may have been facing some financial trouble. Concerned employees reached out to FOX61 after learning they were out of a job on Thursday. “There was no discussion of it. There was no official word from management, or the owner, who was saying this was going to happen. This was completely out of the blue,” Apricots server Rachel Benoit said. Apricots owner Ann […]

  • First on FOX61: Apricots Restaurant & Pub in Farmington has closed; employees caught off guard

    FARMINGTON —  Apricots Restaurant & Pub abruptly closed, leaving behind a chain-locked door and sign that said, “Closed till further notice.” Concerned employees reached out to FOX61 after learning they were out of a job on Thursday. “There was no discussion of it, there was no official word from management, or the owner who was saying this was going to happen, this was completely out of the blue,” Apricots server Rachel Benoit said. Benoit said she and her co-workers learned […]

  • Clock is ticking for donors to save Winterfest

    HARTFORD – A budget freeze has a Hartford holiday tradition on thin ice. For the second year in a row, Winterfest is in danger. There are less than two weeks left for organizers to raise enough money to put on the event. The iQuilt Partnership has to raise $230,000 to operate Winterfest. So far, about 75 percent of funds needed have been collected and if the full amount is raised by October 30, the rink will start to go up […]

  • Danbury joining the run for Amazon’s prime location

    DANBURY — Amazon is looking for a prime location for its second headquarters and Connecticut is courting the company. The clock is ticking for cities to get their pitches into Amazon with a deadline of October 19. The state has picked both Hartford and Stamford as its choices for the online retailer. Meanwhile, the state’s largest city, Bridgeport, is teaming up with New Haven to try to win the deal for both. The mayor of Danbury is pulling out all […]

  • Couple faces roadblocks trying to navigate ambulance around Hartford Marathon

    HARTFORD — When truly every minute counts, a couple claims their ambulance ride took nearly triple the time it should have because they were met by roadblocks for the Hartford Marathon. Chris Norton has been battling brain cancer for five years. His girlfriend, Nakita Gettner, said Norton started new medication Friday and woke up feeling sick, the following day. Being he is prone to seizures, the couple decided to call an ambulance. The ride should take about 20 minutes from their […]

  • Over 36 animals seized, 2 dead from Litchfield home

    LITCHFIELD —More than 30 animals were seized from a Litchfield home following a complaint of animal neglect. On October 9th, Torrington Animal Control received an anonymous complaint about the safety and well being of the animals at 365 Beach Street in Litchfield. Animal Control, State Police and the Connecticut Department of Agriculture Animal Control Division responded to the address. Two dogs and a cat that were in poor health, were surrendered to Animal Control, Monday. On October 11th, a search warrant […]

  • Connecticut superintendent opening eyes to Cyberbullying trend

    BURLINGTON – It’s National Bullying Prevention Awareness Month and a Connecticut superintendent is opening eyes to a new Cyberbullying trend that’s happening across social media platforms. Superintendent of Region 10 Public Schools Alan Beitman sent an email to parents urging them to talk to their kids about a game called, “roasting.” It started when the bus company contacted Beitman, on October 4, to report that a parent went onto the bus to confront students bullying their child. Following that encounter, […]

  • West Hartford man set to be deported takes sanctuary in Meriden church

    MERIDEN — West Hartford resident Sujitno Sajuti has been ordered by ICE to leave the country on October 10, but he instead took sanctuary in a Meriden church. Nury Chavarria, of Norwalk, stayed in a New Haven church in July until she received a stay of deportation. Marco Antonio Reyes Alvarez, of Meriden, has remained in another New Haven church for nine weeks, while his lawyers battle immigration officials. And now, 68-year-old Sajuti, has taken up residence in the Unitarian […]

  • West Hartford man making final plea before deportation to Indonesia

    HARTFORD — Days following a rally for a Connecticut man that is set to be deported back to Indonesia, he is making one final plea. Sajitno Sajuti has been ordered by ICE to leave the country on Tuesday. The 68-year-old West Hartford resident came to the United States in the early 1980s as a Fulbright scholar, but after his student visa expired and without options to gain status in the United States, he continued to live here in Connecticut. “A humble, peaceful […]

  • Windsor Locks cops help rebuild home of mom fighting cancer

    WINDSOR LOCKS — In July, Windsor Locks Police Department Officer Jeff Lampson was responding to a call, helping a child find his sister. When he reunited the siblings, he brought them home, he was shocked to learn their mother is battling cancer and can’t work or take care of the home. First, getting social services out with a building inspector. But it was so bad, they tried to get government aid. “We ran into some roadblocks with HUD and it […]