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Margaux Farrell joined the FOX61 News team in April of 2017 as a morning reporter.

Margaux grew up in Woodbridge, and graduated from Amity High School. She then attended Indiana University for her undergraduate degree in journalism. While at IU she maintained a 3.8 GPA, and was a 2 year captain of the varsity swim team. She was an All-American, and internationally ranked swimmer.

Margaux has dual citizenship with France, and has competed on the French national team. She swam at The World University Games, was a silver medalist at The 2010 European Championships, and a bronze medalist at the 2012 London Olympic Games.

After competing in the Olympics, Margaux took a year off to focus on getting internships, and field experience. Her first internship was with WFSB Ch 3 in sports, and from there she was hired as a side line reporter for CPTV sports.

After her year off, Margaux earned her Masters Degree in Broadcast Journalism from the University of Southern California in May of 2015. She graduated with a 3.9 GPA.

Margaux officially began her career in news by helping launch a brand new morning show. She started on day one of Wake Up West Texas, which aired on KIDY Fox San Angelo, and KXVA Fox 15 Abilene in Texas. She first started as a host of a breaking/trending news desk, and was later promoted to anchor/producer.

Margaux went on to stay in West Texas for 1.5 years. Then, in April of 2017, she was hired as a morning reporter for FOX61 News back in her home state of Connecticut.

Margaux is excited to be living, and working in the state she has long called home. When she’s not working you can find her playing with her beloved cockapoo, catching up with friends and family, working out, and enjoying Connecticut’s distinct four seasons!


Recent Articles
  • Police say Essex deaths were murder suicide

    ESSEX — Police released the identities of the couple found dead Tuesday and say it was a murder suicide.   “Personnel from Troop F responded to Prospect Street, Essex for a well-being check,” says Sargent Eric Haglund of Connecticut State Police. “Upon entering the residence troopers located two deceased individuals inside of that property.” The Office of the Chief State’s Medical Examiner determined Susan Barron. 73, died from a gunshot wound and Joseph Reifer, 73, died of a self inflicted […]

  • Hartford PD: Stolen car runs red light, crashes into 2 cars, kills woman

    HARTFORD — Just after 11 o’clock Tuesday night, 22-year-old Reny Alfonzo-Jimeno, of Hartford was killed when a stolen car ran a red light crashing into two other cars. “You got the family of a 22-year-old girl who is pretty pissed off that some of these kids are out on the streets driving around stolen cars at 100 mph at 15-years-old when they can’t even control the vehicles, let alone a car they’ve never driven before,” said Hartford Deputy Chief of Police, […]

  • Hartford investigating crash near Trinity College

    HARTFORD — Police are investigating a crash that sent three juveniles to the hospital this morning. The crash happened just down the street from a fatal crash overnight.  Police say that the crash near Trinity happened at New Britain Avenue and Summit Street. A car struck the brick pillar. The car is completely destroyed, and mangled in half covered with bricks and debris. This isn’t the first time a crash happened at this location. Back on January 1st, a person […]

  • Newington officer recognized for actions in motel fire 

    NEWINGTON —  You may remember hearing about a police officer who sprang into action when a fire broke out while he was patrolling in Newington early Tuesday morning. “I smelled smoke, it’s a pretty uncommon thing at 4 o’clock in the morning in a commercialized area to smell smoke,” said Officer Tyler Grant. “So I started looking around investigating, trying to figure out where the smoke was coming from.” Officer Grant has been with the Newington Police Department for two […]

  • Newington motel fire that hospitalized 6 now classified as arson

    NEWINGTON — An early morning fire at a motel in Newington that sent six people to the hospital Tuesday morning is being classified as arson. “Very fortunate that an officer spotted the fire and took action immediately,” said Newington Fire Chief Chris Schroeder. Schroeder said a Newington police officer was patrolling the area at around 4 a.m. Tuesday when he noticed smoke coming from the Grantmoor Motor Lodge. “I notified the fire department we responded,” said Schroeder. “He then went door […]

  • Ashes on the go provides easier access on Ash Wednesday

    BRIDGEPORT — For practicing Christians, Wednesday is Ash Wednesday, and as life keeps getting busier it can be hard to find time to get to mass midweek, but three clergy members in Bridgeport have a solution. “I’m gonna have my thumb out and busy all day,” says Reverend Sara Smith, who is one of the clergy members giving ashes on the go to folks at the Bridgeport Metro North Station on Wednesday. “We don’t want God just to be in […]

  • LISTEN: Mother’s horrifying 911 call as son allegedly stabs her and her husband

    WARNING –- The audio of this 911 call may be disturbing to some listeners GRANBY —  Police released the 911 tapes from a double stabbing on Monday. Two people are recovering after being stabbed in their home, and police said the suspect is their son. Police said 40-year-old Christopher Rich is the man responsible for stabbing his parents. The couple was taken to St. Francis Hospital with knife wounds. Police believe the father has been released, but the mother is […]

  • 6 hospitalized after early morning Newington motel fire

    NEWINGTON — An early morning fire at a motel in Newington sends six people to the hospital. “Very fortunate that an officer spotted the fire and took action immediately,” said Newington Fire Chief Chris Schroeder. Schroeder said a Newington police officer was patrolling the area at around 4 a.m. Tuesday when he noticed smoke coming from the Grantmoor Motor Lodge. “Notified the fire department we responded,” said Schroeder. “He then went door to door alerting the residents of the fire.” Motel […]

  • Granby man arrested, charged with attempted murder after stabbing both parents

    GRANBY — Two people are recovering today after being stabbed in their home overnight, and police say the suspect is their son. Police in Granby say they responded to a domestic assault shortly after 3 a.m. Monday. “My wife is going to be totally shocked when I tell her,” said one neighbor who wished to remain anonymous. That neighbor says he was shocked to hear that his next door neighbors had been stabbed. “We live in a crazy world you never […]

  • FOX61 partners with Manchester High School to offer pointers from a professional

    MANCHESTER — FOX61’s Margaux Farrell visited Manchester High School on Friday for a broadcast journalism panel. Margaux’s visit was for a job partnership event where students got to hear from community members who represent a variety of different professions. Margaux spoke to students about what her job as a reporter entails. Students said this is an experience they are thankful to have at their school. “I was actually a transfer student, I went to a different school last year and […]