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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
  • Local Veteran arming Southington with self defense following carjackings

    SOUTHINGTON – Just days after a grandmother and two children were abducted in a carjacking in Southington, a local Veteran is arming his community with self-defense. Head instructor and owner of Alpha Krav Maga in Southington, Robert Rand, is helping residents be ready for “worst case scenario.” At a carjacking defense training class, Friday, Rand showed students how to spot a would-be attacker, how to mentally deal with a person approaching a vehicle and how to react if an attacker […]

  • Bristol man injured on the job spends time building doll houses for kids in need

    PLANTSVILLE – A horrific accident on the job took a Bristol man away from doing the work he loves, but he found a way to continue to build homes and give back to children in need. Bill Flaherty has been living at The Summit at Plantsville, a health care and rehabilitation center, for three years. Flaherty was a carpenter and built homes in Connecticut for about 20 years until he fell on the job and broke his back. “I was […]

  • Bridgeport bus driver charged with sexual assault to a minor

    NEWTOWN —  A Bridgeport bus driver is facing criminal charges after police said he inappropriately touched an 11-year-old girl. On February 28, state police said they began an investigation after receiving a complaint of sexual contact between an 11-year-old female victim and a bus driver for Connecticut Transportation Services, LLC. Police said the incident happened on January 25, 2017. According to the warrant, the victim reported the incident to her foster mother that date, but confusion over who the bus driver […]

  • 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 […]