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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
  • OPM orders immediate hiring freeze hints at worse deficit forecast; GOP unveils budget plan

    HARTFORD — Early state revenue projections show a more dire budget situation than originally thought. Thursday evening, the Governor’s Office of Policy and Management (OPM), sent a memo to all executive branch commissioners ordering an immediate hiring freeze after a projected tax revenue shortfall of more than $500 million dollars. “On Monday, May 1st we are required to produce a consensus revenue forecast based on April tax receipts,” wrote Ben Barnes, OPM Secretary, in an urgent memo to all State […]

  • Legislative leaders on CT budget: We’re in uncharted territory

    HARTFORD — State leaders are disagreeing on fiscal and philosophical grounds when it comes to Connecticut’s budget. “We are now in somewhat uncharted territory.” said Democratic Senate President Pro Tempore Martin Looney. Democrats and Republicans appear to be digging in their heels over methods to generate revenue in the face of more dire deficit projections. Estimates from various sources project the state deficit to be between $1.7 billion to $3 billion in the coming years. Democratic Gov. Dannel P. Malloy […]

  • Lawmakers look to raise the state’s sales, income tax

    HARTFORD —  A public hearing took place Tuesday at the Legislative Office Building in Hartford for Connecticut residents who wanted their opinions to be heard about several proposals lawmakers are considering to raise taxes. The proposals include increasing Connecticut’s sales tax and bumping up the amount of the wealthiest currently pay in the state. Right now, in the state, the sales tax is 6.35 percent. A proposed bill would raise that to 6.99 percent. When looking at Connecticut’s nearby states, New York State has […]

  • Police investigate weekend hit-and-run on Park St. in Hartford

    HARTFORD — Police are investigating a hit-and-run collision that happened on Park Street in Hartford Saturday night. They said the crash happened just before 10 p.m. in the area of Park and Cedar streets. The unidentified victim was rushed to a nearby hospital but is expected to survive his injuries. Police say he suffered serious head trauma and broken bones. “All of a sudden I see a guy lying on the ground look like he got hit,” said Ratana Ross, who was […]

  • Arrest made in Middletown hit-and-run that killed 61-year-old woman last year

    MIDDLETOWN — An arrest has been made in a year-old hit-and-run crash that left a Middletown woman dead. Barbara “Bobbi” Eddinger, 61, was hit by an SUV and killed while putting a letter in her mailbox on Chamberlain Road on March 31, 2016. LifeStar was dispatched to the scene and Eddinger was taken to the hospital, where she later died. Police said Charles Leroy Demoranville, of Haddam, was working as a delivery person for a Chinese restaurant in Middletown when police say he hit Eddinger. […]

  • Lawmakers debate return of tolls to Connecticut’s highways

    HARTFORD – Toll talk is back at the State Capitol. Some lawmakers say it will drive billions into the state over the next two decades and others want to put the brakes on the idea. At a hearing, Monday, the proposal to bring electronic tolls to Connecticut highways was discussed, with public comment both for and against it. State accountants said the way Connecticut funds transportation will no longer be sustainable in the next four years and a new revenue […]

  • Lawmakers hear comment on bill to open up bidding for third CT casino

    HARTFORD — Lawmakers heard public comment on a proposal that could lead to someone else developing a new Connecticut casino besides the federally recognized tribes. The General Assembly’s Finance Revenue and Bonding Committee heard testimony Monday on proposed legislation requiring state agencies to develop and issue a request for proposals for a business or tribe to develop, manage, operate and maintain a possible casino. Among other things, bidders to the RFP would have to prove they can pay a nonrefundable $50 […]

  • Speculation growing as to who will run for CT Governor in 2018

    HARTFORD —  After Gov. Dannel Malloy announced he would not seek a third term speculation has been growing about who will take over as the state’s next Chief Executive. “I would say right now. Today. It really is the beginning,” said Professor Gary Rose, Chairman of the Political Science, Government and Global Studies Department at Sacred Heart University. “The fall is when I think things are going to become extremely visible.” Several Republicans and Democrats are expected to announce their candidacy […]

  • Gov. Dannel Malloy announces he will not seek a third term

    HARTFORD — Gov. Dannel Malloy announced this current term will be the last for his administration. The 61-year-old Democrat formally announced his plans not to run in the 2018 election at a news conference Thursday afternoon at the State Capitol. “I’ve thought a great deal about the areas my administration has tried to prioritize these past six years,” he said. “Throughout our work, we’ve tried to play the long-game for Connecticut, not doing what is politically expedient, but rather what we believe […]

  • Father accused in murder and sparking Amber Alert captured during SWAT Team raid in West Springfield, Mass.

    WEST SPRINGFIELD, Mass. — The manhunt for a New Britain father accused of sparking an Amber Alert early Saturday morning has ended. Patrick Miles, 36, was arrested Wednesday just after midnight  in West Springfield, Massachusetts. Miles was held overnight in West Springfield as a fugitive from justice from Connecticut. He was arrested at a residence on Memorial Avenue. The person who lived in that apartment spoke exclusively to FOX 61’s Jeevan Vittal saying he had no idea his house guest was a fugitive […]