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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
  • ‘Trash talk’ takes shape in New London

    NEW LONDON — Throw it away and expect to pay, could be a new motto in New London. Residents spent Wednesday night learning about a new “Pay as you throw,” trash system, at the Science and Technology Magnet High School. Proponents of the program said it could reduce trash and disposal costs for the city, estimating it would save roughly $600,000 dollars a year. “The reality is we have immediate funding needs in the solid waste division,” Director of Public […]

  • Towns prepare for another round of snow

    WEST HARTFORD — Public works crews are ready to take on another snow event, spending the day Tuesday preparing. West Hartford Director of Public Works John Phillips said the town’s 24 trucks have been checked ahead of the snow fall to be sure they’re ready to operate. Phillips said the entire fleet will head out, Wednesday, and there are a dozen contractors on standby. He said the town will wait for the storm to develop and adapt accordingly. “We manage […]

  • A little reading making a big difference for a Branford animal shelter

    BRANFORD – All animals have a story of how they ended up in a shelter, most which aren’t happy ones, but a Branford shelter is trying to change the narrative. The Dan Cosgrove Animal Shelter kicked off a program, Thursday, for the second year in a row. Volunteers showed up to the shelter to read to its dogs, cats and critters. Shelter Director Laura Burban said this program benefits not just the animals, but also the people that volunteer their […]

  • Community gathers in support for Ansonia principal on leave amid rumors of x-rated online post

    ANSONIA —  Community members turned out to a Board of Education meeting in support of an educator who was recently put on leave. A handful of people spoke out at Wednesday’s meeting at Ansonia High School in defense of the school’s principal Terri Goldson. Goldson was put on leave in December after the Superintendent said allegations were made. She would not confirm the reason for his leave. This decision happened around the same time social media was buzzing about his […]

  • Parents, students and educators weigh in on the future of Hartford schools

    HARTFORD – A passionate crowd addressed the Hartford Board of Education ahead of a decision to restructure public schools. Parents, educators, and students voiced their opinions on Superintendent Leslie Torres-Rodriguez’s proposal to restructure Hartford schools. The meeting at Bulkeley High School was well attended and more than 50 people spoke out. The attendees focused on the future of Batchelder and Capital Prep. “Do the right thing, tell our children they count, tell our children they matter,” one Batchelder representative said. […]

  • Snow causing Wallingford to spend more money

    WALLINGFORD — More snow means the use of more salt, resulting in the town of Wallingford running low on its supply. Wallingford Department of Public Works General Foreman Steve Palermo said town council approved the transfer of $81,710 from the town’s contingency account for the purchase of more salt. “Public safety is our number one priority in the winter,” he said. “We will put down as much as we need to put down and we will stay as long as […]

  • Connecticut oil companies flooded with calls

    MANCHESTER – The blizzard may be gone but you could say home heating companies are still weathering the storm, trying to keep up with an uptick in calls. Ron Trinks, Owner of Trinks Brothers Oil says business has been booming. The company’s six trucks have been out every day, each making about 30 stops, to try and keep up with the volume of service calls. “I’ve never seen it this cold, I’ve been in business 20 years, I’ve never seen […]

  • New London businesses braving the blizzard

    NEW LONDON – Many businesses in the southeastern part of the state took advantage of the snow day, closing up shop, but some decided to brave the blizzard. Gus’s Pizza and Bar stayed open, Thursday. Owner Krunal Patel said he enjoys working and lives walking distance from his restaurant, so it’s a no brainer. Patel also opened his Groton location for deliveries. “We’re always ready to open our bar,” he said. Anytime, any bad weather we will be here.” Patel said […]

  • Eastern part of Connecticut prepares for snow

    LISBON — The night before the first snow storm of the year, many people in the region expected to get higher snow totals, were preparing. Shoppers at the Lisbon Walmart said people were clearing the food off store shelves. “It’s a mad house,” Oakley Porter of Norwich said. “It’s chaos the lines are all backed up it takes a while to get out.” Porter along with friend Christopher Ihde said they’re looking forward to the first snow of 2018. Others, […]

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    Hartford police investigating after dog dies from being left out in the cold

    HARTFORD — Police are investigating after a dog left out in the cold was found dead Monday. Hartford Police said a concerned citizen reported a dog was left out in the cold at 108 Adams St. Officers found the young pit bull on New Year’s Day frozen inside its doghouse located behind the home. Police said the dog was found chained. Officials said there were no protective measures provided for the animal, which is estimated to be under 3-years-old. According […]