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Katie Corrado is the weekend evening anchor and a weekday reporter at FOX 61.

Katie has been part of the FOX61 news team since 2014, covering general assignment news with a focus on investigations. Her in-depth reports have delved into everything from nursing home abuse to unsolved murders to a week-long series on mental health. Katie was also the first TV reporter to land an exclusive interview with Aaron Hernandez’s family following the football star’s death.

Prior to Hartford, Katie spent two years as an anchor/reporter at the NBC/CBS affiliates in Syracuse, New York. While in Syracuse, Katie reported live from New York City for the dedication of the 9/11 Museum, as well as during Hurricane Sandy and several of Syracuse’s notorious snow storms. Her live reporting during major flooding was recognized by the Syracuse Press Club.

Katie graduated with honors from Fordham University, where she was named a recipient of the prestigious Edward A. Walsh Scholarship and anchored the Fordham Nightly News. She has interned with FOX5, CBS Newspath, Ralph Lauren and the investigative unit at WABC.

Katie’s work has twice been recognized by the New York State Associated Press Broadcaster’s Association.

She is an active member of New York Women in Communications and a recipient of its competitive scholarships — one of only two women in organization history to receive the honor three times.

A proud New Jersey native, Katie is thrilled to be living out her childhood journalism dream in Connecticut.

When not at work, you can often find Katie at her local Pure Barre studio, doing DIY projects or experimenting (often unsuccessfully) in the kitchen.

Recent Articles
  • GOP gubernatorial candidates go toe-to-toe one last time in New Canaan

    NEW CANAAN—  Eight candidates took to the stage of Saxe Middle School in New Canaan Wednesday night for the fifth and final GOP gubernatorial debate. The first question of the night dealt with how the candidates would close Connecticut’s budget gap. “Right now, we have a leader who is a chief tax collector,” said tech entrepreneur Steve Obsitnik. “He is the chief apologizer of the situation we are in. I will be the chief economic developer of the state of […]

  • CCSU administration hosts open forum on campus culture, sexual misconduct allegations

    NEW BRITAIN —  Inside a packed room of Memorial Hall of the CCSU campus, school president Dr. Zulma Toro addressed recent accusations of longtime sexual misconduct by theater professor Joshua Perlstein. Perlstein was placed on paid administrative leave last week after an article in ‘The Recorder,’ CCSU’s student newspaper, revealed multiple women had come forward with accusations against Perlstein over the last two decades. “There are things I cannot change, certain things from the past,” said Dr. Toro. “But I […]

  • Puerto Ricans displaced to Connecticut plead for more resources

    HARTFORD —  It was a cry for help at Monday night’s Hartford City Council meeting. Several people spoke during a public comment period about a lack of resources for those displaced to Connecticut from Puerto Rico after Hurricane Maria. “All the families that are here in still in a hotel, please help us,” said Emili Negron, who left Puerto Rico with her husband in December. Negron said she is still living in a hotel because the work she has found […]

  • EXCLUSIVE: FOX61 obtains new information in Redding death lawsuit

    REDDING —  Expert opinions are offering new insight into the 2014 death of Redding attorney Gugsa ‘Abe’ Dabela. Dabela was found shot in the head inside his overturned vehicle in the early morning hours of April 5, 2014. Just hours after his death, Redding Police Department said Dabela’s gunshot wound appeared to be self-inflicted. The medical examiner later ruled his death a suicide. Dabela’s family has now filed a civil suit against the Town of Redding and its police department. […]

  • Lock your cars: Cheshire PD warn people of recent car break-ins, robberies

    CHESHIRE —  Cheshire Police Department are warning people to keep their cars locked and valuables out of sight, following eight car break-ins and two car thefts overnight and early into Wednesday morning. Gavin Robbins said police woke him up at 6:30 Wednesday morning, after finding a car in his driveway broken into. Robbins said only a small amount of cash had been stolen. He said the car belongs to his mother who he said forgot to lock her car after […]

  • Proposed legislation gains momentum, would raise legal age to buy tobacco in Connecticut

    HARTFORD —  Legislation raising the minimum age to purchase tobacco products from 18 to 21 passed through Connecticut’s Public Health Committee on Monday. The legislation has bi-partisan support and includes vaping products, which are popular amongst a younger crowd. Fatdaddy Vapors in Wethersfield, said teenagers and young adults make up roughly half its clientele. “I just hope it doesn’t affect business,” said manager Michael Lehoty, reacting to the proposed legislation. Michael Bohea, the vape manager at Songbirds Vape and Smoke […]

  • EXCLUSIVE: Hartford teachers union says district practice costing students, teachers and taxpayers

    HARTFORD —  According to the Hartford School District, 95 school employees have been placed on paid administrative leave this school year amid allegations of abuse or misconduct. Hartford Federation of Teachers President Andrea Johnson said the district has developed an unofficial practice of immediately placing teachers on paid leave upon accusations of misconduct. The union said the practice started after a 2017 report from the Office of the Child Advocate, which found widespread district failures to report child abuse and […]

  • EXCLUSIVE: Families of Sheehan HS football players involved in serious crash speak to FOX 61

    WALINGFORD — Sheehan High School football players Jordan Davis, 16, and Tre Childers, 15, continue the hard road to recovery after being involved in a bad car accident Friday afternoon. Davis, the driver, crashed into a tree on Highland Avenue. The accident was so bad that police said the car partially wrapped around the tree. “My mom had just told me that my brother had been in a really bad car accident, and I needed to get there right away,” […]

  • Students in Newtown take protest to gun lobby headquarters

    NEWTOWN —  Students gathered Wednesday night to continue protesting gun violence outside the National Shooting Sports Foundation, a Newtown-based gun lobby. “I think it’s appalling that nothing has changed since the Sandy Hook school shooting,” said Sasha Allen, a Newtown junior. The rally was organized by the Jr. Newtown Action Alliance. “It’s children’s lives who are at stake here,” said Simone Paradis, a Newtown junior. “And I feel like that childrens’ right to live and be safe at school overrides […]

  • Guilford students prepare for national school walkout

    GUILFORD —  Guilford students are getting ready to join in on Wednesday’s national school walkout. The students spent Tuesday night making signs at the First Congregational Church. The walkout marks one month since the Parkland, Florida shooting, and serves as both a memorial and a call for lawmakers to take action on gun control. “I think the main message is ‘enough is enough,'” said Guilford High School senior Brendan O’Callahan. “I feel like we have to speak about this because […]