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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
  • Gov. Malloy speaks out after Norwalk mother seeks refuge in church to avoid deportation

    NORWALK —  Nury Chavarria is in New Haven and will be seeking asylum inside Iglesias De Dios Pentecostal Church. Chavarria,  mother of four, was set to be deported this evening. Nury learned Wednesday that she wouldn’t be allowed to stay in the U.S., despite having lived here for the past 24 years. “They deny again the motion to stay. I don’t think anything will change at the last moment, I have to go.” Her youngest daughter Haley pleading with signs […]

  • Yoga hits the beach in Milford

    MILFORD — Bright and early, before the heat really kicked in, beach yoga kicked off at Walnut Beach in Milford on Wednesday morning. “We want to try, during the nice weather like this, to offer something different,” said Laura Altieri from the Edge Fitness Clubs. “So we offer outdoor zumba events, yoga on the beach, something to change it up.” It was one of many free events put on by The Edge fitness club. It was open to the public, […]

  • FOX61 First on the Scene: Hartford police cruisers damaged by fleeing suspect

    HARTFORD — FOX61 was first on the scene on Coleman Drive in Hartford when Hartford police cruisers were damaged by a fleeing suspect after vehicle stop. It happened around 3 a.m.  Coleman Drive was for the most part completely blocked off and at least six police cruisers were in the area. The scene cleared at just around 5:30 a.m. and Coleman Drive was reopened. Police said they recognized the driver as somebody wanted for questioning in Sunday’s homicide in Hartford, when a […]

  • FOX61 First on the Scene: Early morning 3-alarm fire in Bethel knocked down

    BETHEL — FOX61 was first on the scene of an early morning fire in Bethel. A building on Greenwood Avenue, with both apartments, and businesses, caught fire around 1 a.m. on Thursday. Bethel fire chief, Scott Murphy says he is calling this a three-alarm fire, and says it took about three hours in total to knock it down completely. The fire originated on the second floor, and when firefighters arrived on scene it was already stretching through the windows and […]

  • Old Lyme officials meet to mull over federal railroad decision

    OLD LYME — The Federal Railroad Administration will announce their preliminary decision to reroute high-speed Amtrak trains at 11 a.m. today. The FRA endorsed a proposal in October 2016 that would send trains through Old Lyme and several other Connecticut and Rhode Island shoreline communities. Although the FRA said rerouting these trains would improve the capacity, speed, and resiliency along the northeast rail corridor, many Old Lyme residents have been vocally against this proposal, saying it would hurt small towns. The FRA […]

  • First responders rescue woman from early morning West Haven fire

    WEST HAVEN — A three-alarm fire broke out at around 3 Tuesday morning at 339 Center Street in West Haven. There were three people in the house when the fire broke out: a young boy, and two adults. One of the adults said his girlfriend had to be rescued from the second-floor because she just had foot surgery recently, so she couldn’t escape on her own  She was taken to a local hospital and was alert and conscious when transported. […]

  • Connecticut travelers react to travel ban; Muslim advocacy group issues travel alert

    HARTFORD — The Supreme Court decided to allow a limited version of President Donald Trump‘s ban on travelers from six Muslim majority countries, including, Iran, Libya, Somalia, Sudan, Syria, and Yemen. Following the announcement of the limited ban, the Connecticut chapter of the Council on American-Islamic Relations, also known as CAIR-CT, responded by issuing a travel alert to Connecticut Muslims, as well as local businesses and schools, with connections to citizens The Executive Director of CAIR-CT says because this anti-Muslim […]

  • Senator Blumenthal proposing amendments to Senate healthcare bill

    HARTFORD — Democratic Senator Richard Blumenthal spoke at the legislative office building in Hartford Monday, to go over amendments he would like to see added to the current proposed republican healthcare care bill. This comes following his emergency field hearings both in Hartford and New Haven last week where hundreds of people came out to speak in protest of repealing the affordable care act, saying it would destroy healthcare for millions of families across the country. Under the Republican‘s proposed […]

  • Waterford police: Man attacked two officers after stun gun fails

    WATERFORD — What started out as a call for help with a car, ended up as a wild police chase that required additional police units from four other agencies to be dispatched. Waterford police were called to a car fire at around 4:45 Monday afternoon. They eventually determined that there was not a car fire, but the car was not working. Police came across the driver of the car, Irving Gerome Hudson, 28, and found that he had a suspended […]

  • Connecticut state parks scale back lifeguards

    MILFORD — In an attempt to cut costs, the state of Connecticut is scaling back the amount of lifeguards at state parks. For shoreline state beaches, including Hammonasset State Park, Rocky Neck, Sherwood Island, and Silver Sands, there will only be lifeguards from Wednesday through Sunday. For inland parks including Black Rock, Burr Pond, Indian Well, and Squantz Pond, there will only be lifeguards three to five days per week, but they will also have them on weekends. Remember to […]