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Lorenzo Hall is an award-winning journalist who anchors FOX61 News at 4 p.m. and 10 p.m.

He also produces special reports for all FOX61 News platforms.
Lorenzo has been recognized for his reporting and writing with a regional Edward R. Murrow award and six Emmy awards.

Prior to joining Connecticut’s most honored news team, Lorenzo served as 5 p.m. anchor and investigative reporter for WTVR-TV, the CBS affiliate in Richmond, Virginia. Lorenzo covered a variety of stories while in Richmond, from consistently uncovering wrongdoing by local leaders to flying through a hurricane multiple times aboard a P-3 hurricane hunter aircraft.

Before Richmond, Lorenzo spent several years in the Midwest for school and work. He studied journalism at the University of Missouri’s School of Journalism in Columbia, Missouri. At “Mizzou,” Lorenzo had the opportunity to spend a portion of his last semester touring Europe to study journalism practices in Belgium, France, Italy and Germany.

While in Columbia, Lorenzo also served as general assignment reporter at KOMU-TV, the NBC affiliate and covered politics for NPR affiliates, KBIA-FM.

A Washington, D.C. native, Lorenzo gained experience through work and internships at WRC-TV, the NBC owned and operated station in Washington and WUSA-TV, the CBS affiliate.

However, his career began in high school as a correspondent for, “Teen Summit,” BET’s former talk show for teens.

Outside of TV land, Lorenzo enjoys being a newlywed, puppy dad, traveling, all (almost all) outdoor activities, a good book, politics, amazing food, great conversation, making new friends and the list goes on…

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Recent Articles
  • First ever African American female state trooper pushes for more women in uniform

    HARTFORD —  In 1968, when graduating from the Connecticut State Police academy, Louise Smith had no idea she was making history. Smith became the first African American woman to join a state police force. “There were some troopers who were all for it,” said Smith. “We’re going to treat you like a sister. There were other troopers who didn’t even talk to me.” Smith joined when the fight for civil rights was at the forefront and race riots were rampant, […]

  • Hartford Gateway to History sees resurgence

    HARTFORD —  Many are celebrating the achievements of African Americans for Black History Month. At one Hartford landmark, there’s typically a surge of visitors in February. However, Katie Burton, Program Coordinator at the Harriet Beecher Stowe Center said because of today’s divisive climate and many controversial events, this February is no different from the months prior, busy. Burton pointed to recent debates about immigration, NFL players kneeling, confederate soldier statues and gender inequality. “We’re living in many ways, a very […]

  • New Canaan boy who died suddenly tested positive for flu

    NEW CANAAN — New Canaan health officials said Monday evening the fourth grade West Elementary School student who died suddenly Sunday tested positive for the flu “type B”. Nico Mallozzi died after reportedly leaving an upstate New York hockey tournament early. Dr. David Reed with the New Canaan Health Department said, “The boy tested positive for Flu type B as did his brother. I recommended and continue to recommend that people get their flu vaccination as there is a higher than usual number of […]

  • Superintendent presents district restructuring plan for Hartford schools

    HARTFORD —  Superintendent Dr. Leslie Torres-Rodriguez presented Tuesday before the Board of Education a multi-year plan that would restructure the Hartford Public Schools district. The plan consists of recommendations that can provide safe and equitable access to high-quality teaching and learning for all students, expanded community partnerships, and fiscal sustainability. “These recommendations reflect our ongoing conversations with the community to reimagine Hartford Public Schools. We must make some difficult decisions for our city schools to remain sustainable, but we can also […]

  • Stopping lucrative child sex trade in Connecticut

    HARTFORD —  According to Tammy Sneed, Director of the DCF Anti-trafficking Response Team, more than half of new cases involve children from households with two parents and those parents were unaware of their child’s actions. “They may be out on weekends, out in the evenings. We had one kid picked up after school every day and victimized,” said Sneed. Most are starting out as online relationships with predators who cast a wide net, talking to dozens of children at once […]

  • Hartford dad sells his truck to rescue sons in Puerto Rico

    HARTFORD — The Class family is in need of a bigger kitchen table now that this Hartford father finally rescued his two sons from Puerto Rico. The moment had been weeks in the making. Guillermo Class initially took to social media, pleading for helping in finding his two sons. After Hurricane Maria made landfall in late September, weeks went by without any word from them. They lived on the island with their mother. “I called everybody.” Class says when he […]

  • Hartford youth football equipment damaged in arson

    HARTFORD — During Friday night’s practice for the Hartford Hurricanes Youth Football and Cheerleading program, the coaches were also focused on the storm brewing off the field. “It draws you back a bit. It’s hard to explain. It’s hard to understand. We haven’t even told the kids,” said the programs president, Phil Bryant. Nearly $20,000 worth of equipment is gone after it was set on fire Thursday. Bryant said the equipment was stored in a shed in Keney Park and […]

  • Irma weakens into a tropical depression

    TALLAHASSEE, Fla. — National Hurricane Center says Irma has weakened into a tropical depression. The storm, located about 5 miles (10 kilometers) west of Columbus, Georgia, is still bringing heavy rain to the U.S. Southeast on Monday night. Irma is expected to drop 2 to 5 inches of rain across South Carolina and northern portions of Georgia, Alabama and Mississippi. Irma’s top sustained winds are 35 mph (55 kph), and it is moving northwest at 15 mph (24 kph). The […]

  • 5.6 million told to evacuate Florida due to Irma; FOX61’s Lorenzo Hall reports from Florida

    FLORIDA —  Florida has asked 5.6 million people to evacuate ahead of Hurricane Irma, or more than one quarter of the state’s population, according to state emergency officials. Andrew Sussman, the state’s hurricane program manager, said Friday the total includes people throughout the southern half of the state as well as those living in inland Florida in substandard housing who were also told leave due to the dangerous storm that will slam the state this weekend. Florida is the nation’s […]

  • Connecticut man teaches life lessons to kids one chess move at a time

    HARTFORD —  Every week at the Wilson-Gray YMCA in Hartford’s North End, there’s a group of people strategizing and thinking feverishly about their next move. At first glance, it may seem like an ordinary game of chess, but there’s a lot more at play. Earlier this year, Dan Pelletier moved part of his DIG Academy to the capital city. It’s a program focused on teaching chess and soccer. It began several years ago in Weston, with Pelletier charging for private […]