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Laura Roberts joined the FOX 61 news team in April 2015. You can find her stories on FOX 61 News at 10pm and 11pm.

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
  • West Hartford maintenance worker arrested for sexual assault of building tenant

    WEST HARTFORD — A maintenance worker was charged with sexually assaulting a woman in her West Hartford apartment. Police said that on Thursday at around 11:20 p.m. they went to an apartment complex on Caya Avenue for a reported sexual assault that had occurred 20 minutes prior. Police said the suspect was a maintenance worker in the building and they found him working in the front hallway of the apartment complex. He was later identified as Santos Nunez, 43, of New Britain, and […]

  • Yale grad students demonstrate for student union rights

    NEW HAVEN — Grad students continued their demonstrations outside Yale University President Peter Salovey’s home and office Thursday morning. On Tuesday evening, eight graduate teachers began an indefinite fast in protest after they said the Yale University administration ignored a second and final deadline the union set to begin contract negotiations. “I’ve been waiting for Yale to negotiate for four years. That doesn’t seem to matter to them,” said Aaron Greenberg, chair of Local 33 and one of the eight […]

  • Hartford Police Department disciplines 5 officers for violating arrest standards

    HARTFORD  — The Hartford Police Department is disciplining five of their own for violating department standards during a violent arrest following a stolen car chase last summer. An investigation by the department’s Internal Affairs division found that seven officers in all were at fault. One of them, Sean Spell, retired in August and is facing assault charges as a result of this incident. A 68-page summary of the probe released early Tuesday states that Spell would have faced discipline for kicking a […]

  • Exclusive video: Cheshire father killed, son injured in small plane crash near Meriden airport

    WALLINGFORD — A small plane crashed near the airport on the Meriden-Wallingford town line, killing a father and injuring his son Monday evening. Wallingford police confirmed that Joseph Tomanelli, 56 of Cheshire, died and his son Daniel, 21, of Hamden, was taken to Yale-New Haven Hospital for non-life threatening injuries. Calls reporting the crash came in at 6:30 p.m. The FAA and the NTSB are on their way to the scene. Police said the road will be closed until Tuesday morning. They believe the plane was […]

  • Families nervous as DDS layoffs are on the table again this year

    NEWINGTON – Family members speak highly of the staff at the Newington Regional Center, a group home under the Department of Developmental Services. They’re state workers whose jobs could be on the chopping block in order to balance the state budget. Governor Dannel Malloy said Thursday the layoffs are a possibility if other labor concessions can’t be made. “We need to take care of the state workers here. There’s got to be other ways that we can cut the budget,” […]

  • Airport authority gathering comments on tree removal plan

    GLASTONBURY – The Connecticut Airport Authority is visiting towns that would be affected by a plan to clear trees obstructing airspace. On Wednesday night, the authority presented its plan at a public hearing in Glastonbury. They did the same in Hartford on Tuesday night. Airport authority representatives said in order to improve safety on the runways at Hartford-Brainard Airport they need to trim, and in some cases clear trees. They said they’re required to do so by the Federal Aviation […]

  • Police investigating after video of women fighting in Bristol park goes viral

    BRISTOL — Police are investigating after several videos of a fight among a group of women at a Bristol park went viral. Police said the fight happened Monday evening around 6:45 p.m at Rockwell Park near Muzzy field. One video, shot by Malakai Powell, was uploaded Monday. WARNING: Video contains offensive language. It shows several minutes of skate boarding in Rockwell Park. About 1 1/2 minutes in, the shot switches to a group of women arguing as they stand around a Buick Lacrosse. About three minutes […]

  • Report: Former teacher worked years in Connecticut schools after sex abuse allegations

    HARTFORD —  Choate Rosemary Hall released Thursday a 48 page investigation that details decades of sexual misconduct involving former faculty and staff member. Some of the abuse was never reported and some reported cases were kept secret within its walls. “A prestigious school. It’s probably the best school for children to participate and go to,” said Wallingford resident, Natalie Corris. Choate hired a law firm out of New York to investigate after alumni came forward about their abuse that had occurred […]

  • South Windsor man arrested after his 94-year-old father dies in his care

    SOUTH WINDSOR — Police have charged a South Windsor man with manslaughter after they say his 94-year-old father died in his care. The charges stem from a death investigation back in November 2016 on Scantic Meadow Road. Relatives had asked officers to check on the welfare of their grandfather, Robert Libby, 94, who lived with James Libby, Robert’s son and sole-caregiver. Police say the relatives were concerned after James posted on Facebook that he was contemplating suicide and Robert was […]

  • Seymour crash involving teens leaves 1 dead, 5 seriously injured

    SEYMOUR — Police said a 20-year-old died and five other people were seriously injured in a car crash Tuesday evening. Police said a 4-door sedan hit a utility pole in the area of 11 Rimmon St. in Seymour at around 9:30 p.m. and they soon received multiple 911 calls. Deputy Chief Paul Satkowski of the Seymour Police Department said speed was a factor in the crash. Police said they expect criminal charges will be filed against the driver but no information on […]