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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
  • New Britain family recounts devastating fire, working to recover

    NEW BRITAIN – One week after a devastating fire at their New Britain condominium, Zuleyka Mendez is working to put that trauma behind her. She’s doing so for the sake of her two daughters: 7-year-old Zianny and 5-year-old Savannah. “They talk about it every single day. They talk about it now. It’s like they’re scared to sleep on their own in a room by themselves. I got to have them with me because they think it’s going happen again,” said […]

  • Advocates stress importance and awareness of Safe Haven Laws

    HARTFORD – Connecticut State Police continue to investigate the circumstances surrounding an infant boy’s death in Harwinton. His body was found in a bag in Bristol Reservoir #4 on Tuesday. Although it’s not yet known how or when the child died, this case is serving as a reminder that Connecticut has a Safe Haven law. It went into effect in 2000 giving mothers the safe and legal option to give up their infants with no question asked as long as […]

  • Police: Mother of baby boy found in bag at Harwinton reservoir comes forward

    HARWINTON — The mother of baby found dead at a reservoir in Harwinton has come forward, according to state police. Police said the baby boy was born a week or two ago. On Tuesday, the remains of a baby were found in Bristol Reservoir in Harwinton. Police said Thursday morning that the mother, identified as a Connecticut resident, came forward voluntarily on Wednesday night and spoke with them. The mother, whose name is being withheld at this time, has also been provided […]

  • ‘Superload’ moves through New Hartford heading to Oxford

    NEW HARTFORD — A slow-moving spectacle is making its way through Litchfield County. A 30-vehicle convoy is bringing the second of six large turbines to a power plant currently under construction in Oxford. The turbine itself is being carried on a massive truck operated by J. Supor and Son out of New Jersey. According to the town of New Hartford, it’s roughly 200 feet in length with 34 axles and weighs around 1.5 million pounds. The “superload” was parked along busy […]

  • ICE agents dressed as police tried to get undocumented woman to meet them, Hartford city officials say

    HARTFORD — Hartford Mayor Luke Bronin and Police Chief James Rovella are concerned about misleading tactics by U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement agents. On Sunday, March 12, ICE agents wearing only “Police” identification attempted to get an undocumented woman to meet them at Hartford‘s Public Safety Complex to be detained, Bronin and Rovella said in a joint statement Monday. The agents had no visible indication of their affiliation with ICE which “reflects an intent to create the impression that they […]

  • 9 hospitalized, including children, after early morning fire in New Britain

    NEW BRITAIN — Several people in New Britain were taken to the hospital after a fire broke out at a condominium complex at 220 Lasalle Street. Nine people, including both adults and children, were staying in the two units that were destroyed in the fire. New Britain Fire Department Captain Michael Berry told FOX61 firefighters had to make three rescues pulling multiple people out of the building who were having a hard time getting out on their own. Three of those people suffered […]

  • Waterbury crews still working to clean messy streets 2 days after storm

    WATERBURY – Waterbury public works crews continue to work around the clock cleaning up after Tuesday’s blizzard. The storm dropped more than a foot of snow on the city’s 312 miles of plow-able roads, and some of them are still messy Thursday. “We’re in much better shape today although there’s still a lot of work to be done,” said Joe Geary, Director of Operations for the city of Waterbury. “We’re still out in full force with approximately 30 vehicles on […]

  • Oxford ice cream shop opens for season 2 days after blizzard

    OXFORD – Snow and ice still covers the outside of Rich Farm in Oxford, but inside, the only kind of ice they’re concerned about, is ice cream. Thursday was the farm’s scheduled opening day for its ice cream shop’s 23rd season. That plan was made long before the snowy forecast. But despite the blizzard, they began churning out homemade ice cream five days ago and announced on Facebook Wednesday, they would open as planned. “They had posted on Facebook a […]

  • Torrington, Litchfield, Norfolk dig out after over 20 inches of snows plastered the area

    LITCHFIELD COUNTY — Litchfield County spent Wednesday digging out after the Blizzard of 2017 dumped an average of 19 inches of snow on the northwest corner of the state Tuesday. Torrington students enjoyed another day at home as the cleanup throughout the city continues. Torrington police Lt. John Joseph said there is also a parking ban still in place, while plows work to clear side and secondary roads. He said there is nightly parking ban in town from midnight until 6 a.m. […]

  • Tuesday’s snowstorm disrupts flight plans before any flakes fall

    WINDSOR LOCKS – The snow isn’t arriving until Tuesday morning, but it began affecting air travel Monday night. The Director of Administration for Connecticut Airport Authority, Sharon Traficante, said Bradley International Airport is continuing to monitor the storm and is ready to mobilize its snow removal crews. She added most airlines have canceled their flights out of Bradley Tuesday, but Delta and United Airlines are still proposing to run a very limited number of flights. Bryce Tillack from Seattle was planning […]