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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
  • Study: I-95 the most dangerous highway in Connecticut

    BRANFORD – A look at a new study may have you slowing down on the roads and revving up for safety this Memorial Day weekend. Geotab released an interactive map showing the most dangerous highways in the country, naming I-95 in Connecticut 19th for the most crashes and fatalities. “The I-95 in Connecticut has had an average of nearly 15 fatal crashes a year,” Geotab wrote. “The highway has more frequent exits than most interstate sections in the US: less than […]

  • R.J. Julia marks an opening on Main Street in Middletown

    MIDDLETOWN – A local bookstore has a new story to tell as it opens another location in the state. RJ Julia Booksellers held a ribbon cutting, Tuesday, at its brand new Wesleyan store on Main Street in Middletown. The iconic independent bookstore has been up and running in Madison since 1989 hosting over 300 events each year. The bookstore has hosted authors from all over the country including President Carter, Hilary Clinton, and Kareem Abdul Jabbar. “I believe in bookstores, […]

  • Hartford adopts budget, and then waits

    HARTFORD – Amid a looming budget crisis in the state, the City of Hartford next in line to get its finances in line as it faces a nearly $50 million deficit. Hartford City Council adopted at $612.9 million budget for fiscal year 2017-18, Monday. The city is now awaiting state aid. Last week, city council amended the Mayor’s Recommended General Fund Budget, Capital Improvement Program and Tax Levy, through a series of resolutions. Mayor Luke Bronin vetoed five of those […]

  • Laid off state police lieutenant’s wife creates petition to keep trooper’s jobs

    SOUTHBURY – The budget battle continues and those in fear of the future with less troopers out in the community say, they are not going down without a fight. Karen Montini is behind an online petition created Wednesday, “Reinstate our Troopers.”  Her husband is one of 11 members of Connecticut State Police that received a layoff notice, Tuesday. In just a day, the change.org petition received more than a thousand supporters. “They serve and protect us every day. who is there […]

  • Keeping your dog and families safe from ticks

    WEST HARTFORD – Warmer weather invites more ticks and they like to latch onto dogs putting pets and families at risk. According to the CDC, when an infected tick bites a person or an animal, its saliva transmits infectious agents that can cause illness. Some ticks can even transmit multiple diseases. The agency is noticing a steady increase in infections from tick-borne diseases across the U.S. Dr. Jacqui Kubis with the Connecticut Veterinary Center said she’s seeing more pet owners […]

  • Layoff notices given to Connecticut State Police troopers Tuesday

    HARTFORD — There were layoff notices given out to Connecticut State Police troopers on Tuesday. They were given out to four lieutenants, two sergeants, five troopers, and a class of 79 cadets – who are not formally state troopers – are being deferred and will not be joining the ranks. The Connecticut State Police Union has been working with state auditors to try to figure out ways to mitigate spending and save jobs. Union leadership said the potential layoffs come at a time […]

  • Exclusive: Local group aims to protect children from predators

    PLAINVILLE – A former Plainville High School special education teacher is under investigation for what the school is calling inappropriate off-campus activities. A letter was sent home to parents alerting them that a staff member was put on paid administrative leave on April 3, and later resigned due to the allegations this year. In a second letter obtained through Freedom of Information requests, FOX61 learned that teacher is Mr. James Batt. The letter from the Superintendent to the teacher acknowledges […]

  • Hartford police, fire rescue baby raccoon

    HARTFORD —  A baby raccoon “Rocky,” walked onto a window ledge at 525 Main Street building, Friday and was stuck. Those involved said it was terribly frightened after it was stuck apparently 30 feet above the ground. Police said it was removed by a Hartford police officer with the help of the Hartford Fire Department and their ladder truck, and equipment from the Meriden Humane Society. It was released to Bushnell Park and ate a can of tuna the humane society provided.

  • An inside look into total joint replacements for dogs 

    NORTH HAVEN – Pet owners often drop everything for their animals in order to get them the care they need. One Connecticut family went all paws in to get their dog a new hip. The Central Hospital for Veterinary Medicine, Inc. in North Haven has a joint replacement program to get hurt animals back up and running in no time. “Lady” is a two-year-old female Labrador Retriever mix who was adopted by the O’Connor family of Middlebury in December. “She […]

  • Hartford Police Department transparent to applicants looking to join the force

    HARTFORD — Hartford Police  Department has opened the door for applicants to get up-close and personal with what’s expected in joining the force. The Hartford Police Department provided a unique opportunity Friday, for those seeking a badge to see what’s expected in the application process to help better understand it. Police said 44 people showed up to watch the presentation and asked police leadership questions. Hartford Police Chief, James Rovella, started by stressing that the number one reason people should apply […]