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Jeevan Vittal is the State Capitol Correspondent and a Reporter/Anchor for FOX 61.

His reports can be seen weekdays on the FOX 61 News at 4 p.m., 5 p.m., 10 p.m., and 11 p.m.

Jeevan joined the FOX 61 news team in 2011 and has covered stories across Connecticut and across New England.

Jeevan is a native of Washington, DC and graduated from the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill.

Prior to his return back to Connecticut, Jeevan was an Anchor, Reporter, and Producer at WENY-TV in Elmira, NY.

In his free time, Jeevan enjoys summertime activities, catching a movie, playing a video game, discovering new places and, of course, cheering for the UNC Tar Heels.

Jeevan is the recipient of several first place and national awards from the Associated Press and Society of Professional Journalists.

If you have a story you’d like Jeevan to cover, drop him a line!


Recent Articles
  • Connecticut facing shortage of volunteer firefighters

    BRANFORD — Connecticut is facing a crisis when it comes to towns that rely on volunteer departments for fire and EMS coverage. “I would consider it as dire.” said Bob Guthrie, a West Haven Volunteer Firefighter. “You look at 83 percent as being served by volunteer communities and I’m willing to bet you 70 to 80 percent of them could use more people.” Fire Chiefs from around the state met in Branford Friday to discuss the problem and hope a […]

  • The surprise of a lifetime: 3 Hartford teens earn admission, full scholarships to Trinity College

    HARTFORD — Hard work really did pay off for three Hartford teens who attend the Global Communications Academy, a K-12, Hartford school. Kiera Flynn, Tiana Starks, and Giovanni Jones were surprised with admission and a full four year scholarships to Trinity College. The trio are described as exemplary students, hard workers, and student leaders. The surprise came during a pep rally held to celebrate “college awareness week” at the school. “I want to go to medical school and become a […]

  • State lawmakers hear more testimony on whether to legalize marijuana in CT

    HARTFORD — More testimony was heard Wednesday at the State Capitol over the issue of whether Connecticut should legalize marijuana. Supporters and opponents of the proposal came out in force to present their positions to the Judiciary Committee. Testimony today centered around the health and economic ramifications of legalization. “We’re hearing those statistics and weighing whether this makes sense for the state as a policy matter,” said State Rep. William Tong, a Judiciary Committee Democratic Co-Chair. “I think what’s happening in […]

  • Hartford police recruits search Garden St. for evidence in 15-year-old’s shooting death

    HARTFORD — Police continue to investigate the shooting death of 15-year old Keon Huff, Jr. He was shot and killed Friday night in the staircase of an apartment building in the north end of Hartford. Tuesday, police recruits were “pulled out of the academy to search for evidence,” said Deputy Chief Brian Foley. “Their training just got real.” People living in that neighborhood are wondering what happens next. “About a month ago, a young man got killed at the corner. You understand? He […]

  • Family calls on lawmakers to close ‘legal loophole’ which allowed convicted killer to go free

    HARTFORD — The family of Joyce Stochmal attended a public hearing Monday morning at the state capitol to speak out on reforming the Good Time Credits program, a legacy program affecting around 1000 prison inmates. The program was repealed in 1994 but inmates were still grandfathered in. It allows those inmates to accrue credit for good behavior that will reduce the time they have to serve behind bars. Stochmal’s family asked lawmakers to consider closing the gap in order to […]

  • State lawmakers looking to make CT hate crime laws among toughest in the U.S.

    HARTFORD — Democrats and advocates are expected to introduce a comprehensive proposal in Hartford Thursday to strengthen hate crime laws in Connecticut, making them one of the strongest in the nation. In light of recent incidents, at Jewish Community Centers, a Meriden mosque, the home of a Stamford interracial couple and in Danbury, Senate President Pro Tempore Martin M. Looney of New Haven, will introduce the bills. Hate crimes against African-Americans, Hispanics, Jewish people, Muslims, transgender women and others have been hitting close to […]

  • Public Safety Committee approves two casino bills, one step closer to House and Senate vote

    HARTFORD — In a lopsided vote, lawmakers in the state’s Public Safety and Security Committee have voted to move forward with two pieces of casino-related legislation. The Mohegan and Mashantucket Pequot tribes are joining forces hoping to build a new “satellite casino” to compete with an MGM casino and entertainment complex being built in Springfield, Massachusetts. The tribes operating under the LLC, “MMCT Venture,” want to build their facility on non-tribal land in East Windsor. A major legislative hurdle was cleared when the Committee […]

  • Contested public hearing Thursday for proposed third CT casino

    HARTFORD — Supporters and opponents of a third proposed casino gathered at the State Capitol as early as 5:30 a.m. for a Public Safety and Security Committee hearing that began at 8:30 a.m. The Mohegan and Mashantucket Pequot Tribes want to build a jointly run “satellite casino” in East Windsor in order to compete with MGM Springfield, a casino and entertainment complex being built just across the border in Springfield, Mass. The two tribes argue a third casino would protect state jobs and revenue […]

  • Malloy, ACLU blasts President Trump’s new travel ban

    HARTFORD —  Governor Dannel Malloy came out swinging Wednesday morning against President Donald Trump’s second version of an executive order banning refugees and citizens, this time from six Muslim majority nations. “They didn’t do their homework. They got caught at not doing their homework. They then spent weeks redrafting this document during which time, to the best of our knowledge, they’ve done nothing to actually tighten procedures,” said Malloy. CAIR’s Executive Director, Mongi Dhaouadi, added “I think it’s going to continue to […]

  • Tolls, transportation funding ‘will be dealt with this year’

    HARTFORD — House Democratic leadership said Wednesday morning that they recognize the state’s transportation funding structure is unsustainable and something must be changed. “We recognize that the transportation fund is going to face some real problems in the future,” said Rep. Joe Aresimowicz, Democratic Speaker of the House. “It’s a problem that we have to deal with this year.” Tolls have been a contentious issue for several years, proponents arguing the revenue would go back into state transportation projects. Opponents […]