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Laura Roberts joined the FOX61 news team in April 2015. You can find her stories on FOX61 News at 4, 5, 10, and 11 p.m.

Laura is a Connecticut native who grew up in Prospect and graduated from Woodland Regional High School in Beacon Falls.

Prior to moving back to her home state, Laura spent two years reporting along the Gulf Coast for NBC2 (WBBH) and ABC7 (WZVN) in Fort Myers, FL. Before that, she covered news in the Pine Tree State reporting for WABI TV5 News in Bangor, ME.

Laura began her professional career in TV news as an assignment editor at New England Cable News. She also completed internships at NECN in Newton, MA and WTNH in New Haven, CT.

Laura graduated magna cum laude from Emerson College in December 2010 with a degree in Broadcast Journalism. While at Emerson, she served as News Director of her college television station and won an Associated Press award for her coverage of the November 2010 elections. Laura was President of Emerson’s chapter of the Radio and Television Digital News Association.

When she’s not working, Laura enjoys singing, live music and theatre, reading, traveling and spending time with family and friends.

Recent Articles
  • Vernon condo complex replacing crumbling foundations

    VERNON — From the ground up, the units at the Lakeview Condominiums in Vernon look very similar. But underneath the units and out of view, some of their foundations were beginning to crack and crumble. An engineer confirmed 11 of the 46 units there have the problem plaguing hundreds of homeowners in Connecticut: crumbling concrete foundations. The only solution is to replace them. One of those affected units belongs to Ed Ozwecki, who is also the President of the Lakeview Condo Association. […]

  • Connecticut Children’s patient shares birthday celebration with other patients, gives back to hospital

    HARTFORD – A young girl from Rocky Hill is spending her birthday giving back instead of getting gifts. Aliana Fichera, who will turn 13 on Friday, held a unique birthday celebration on Wednesday at Connecticut Children’s Medical Center in Hartford. Fichera, her family, her friends, and hospital patients drew pictures and wrote messages of encouragement in chalk on the concrete entryway to the hospital. The group also painted rocks that will be placed in a garden near the Emergency Department […]

  • US Attorney will not investigate crumbling foundations, suggests contacting FBI

    HARTFORD – The U.S. Department of Justice will not be pursuing any action in regards to crumbling concrete foundations in Connecticut. On July 20, the Connecticut Coalition Against Crumbling Basements, CCACB,  filed a federal complaint with the U.S. Attorney’s Office in Hartford. They asked the justice department to open an investigation into this problem and why the state of Connecticut hasn’t acted sooner to help fix it. On Monday, CCACB President Tim Heim said he received a written response in […]

  • East Hartford family reflects on 6 months since deportation

    EAST HARTFORD – Life has gone on for Diane Ferreira of East Hartford and her family, but it’s not the life they imagined. Their world was shattered six months ago, when Domingo Ferreira, the family’s patriarch and primary caregiver, was deported. “I mean nobody understands what we’re going through, “said Diane Ferreira. “Everything has changed. Everything.” Domingo Ferreira came to Connecticut from the Dominican Republic when he was just a teenager. He was deported due to a crime he committed […]

  • Six alleged New Haven gang members facing federal racketeering charges

    NEW HAVEN — After a year-long investigation in collaboration with state and federal agencies, police in New Haven said they have removed six violent gang members from the city’s streets. The group of men is now facing federal charges after a grand jury indictment on August 3. The 13-count indictment charges them with conspiring to engage in a pattern of racketeering activity including multiple shootings and narcotics trafficking. U.S. Attorney Deirdre Daly announced Wednesday that the following men are now […]

  • Mario Lopez, Melissa Joan Hart shooting movie in New Britain

    NEW BRITAIN/BRISTOL – Central Connecticut is getting the Hollywood treatment while a movie starring Melissa Joan Hart and Mario Lopez is shooting in New Britain. The stars were also spotted in Bristol Tuesday where they were shooting the exteriors of their film called “Christmas Hours” on Main Street. It’s a story about two competing toy stores during the holiday season. Hart and Lopez play the store owners who band together after a big box store moves to town and end […]

  • Hartford teen faces judge in connection to deadly hit and run

    HARTFORD – The teenager accused of driving a stolen car and hitting a Hartford woman last month appeared in Hartford Superior Court Tuesday. Deykevious Russaw is facing several charges, including manslaughter, for the hit-and-run accident that occurred on July 18, his 18th birthday. According to the State’s Attorney, he was involved in a homicide two days prior. Russaw is also a suspect in the fatal shooting July 16 of 63-year-old Jeff Worrell, a maintenance man shot as he sat in a […]

  • Brown water coming from Bristol faucets during water dept. maintenance

    BRISTOL — Homeowners in Bristol were surprised to find brown and discolored water coming from their faucets Monday evening. They posted photos of cups and tubs full of brown water on the “Bristol Talks” Facebook page. “We were making dinner. I went to wash my hands and I was like, ‘Oh, the water is all brown,’ said Heather Tampellini who lives on Wanda Drive. “So we checked all of our bathrooms, we have two bathrooms, and then we checked the […]

  • Hartford police seize stolen dirt bike with help from motivated mom

    HARTFORD —  Undercover detectives in Hartford successfully located a stolen dirt bike Thursday after setting up a buy through an app. The bike belonged to a 19-year-old Suffield resident who was trying to sell it. He said he had set up a time to meet with a potential buyer on July 28, but that person never showed up. The next day the dirt bike was gone and he reported it stolen to Suffield Police. The victim is a good friend […]

  • Suffield family grateful to first responders who rescued them after dramatic accident

    SUFFIELD — A mother from Suffield is thanking the first responders who helped her and her children out of their car after an unusual accident during Wednesday’s storm. Lisa Beaulieu told FOX61 she was driving home from her mother-in-law’s house with her two young children, ages 4 and 5, when the storm hit abruptly. “I never anticipated it would get that bad,” she said. When she reached Mountain Road in Suffield, she said she saw some debris falling from a […]