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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
  • Fight for funding state parks continues in Hartford

    HARTFORD — State legislators will convene at the state Capitol Thursday to discuss how budget cuts and layoffs to state workers will negatively impact the future of Connecticut’s state parks. Most recently, 12 full-time state park maintainers were laid off, which leaves 35 maintainers to take care of the 110 state parks, 15 campgrounds, and a few other facilities. Another cut that would impact the parks includes the proposal to take $8 million from The Department of Energy and Environmental Protection. […]

  • State senate passes measure approving casino proposal

    HARTFORD — The state Senate took a big step on Wednesday in expanding gambling, approving a new satellite casino to be built by two Native American tribes in East Windsor. The measure passed 24 to 12 after debate, and still requires approval by the state House of Representatives and Democratic Gov. Dannel Malloy. Malloy said this bill is the only casino measure he would consider signing. The bill would allow for a ‘satellite’ casino to be built in East Windsor […]

  • Grad students protest at Yale graduation

    NEW HAVEN — A large group of graduate teachers and their supporters at Yale University are demonstrating outside the school’s commencement demanding that the Ivy League school begin negotiations with their newly formed union. The union supporters said they had no plans to disrupt the graduation and were there to bring attention to the labor dispute. The effort to unionize began after the National Labor Relations Board lifted a ban on organizing teacher’s assistants and researchers at private universities. The vote at […]

  • College Decision Day: Over 80 CREC student decide their future

    BLOOMFIELD —  Eighty five, that’s the number of students from CREC School who will be going to colleges and universities across the country next year. “I think the best feeling is feeling proud of yourself, feeling proud of working hard throughout your four years of high school, working hard to get in to colleges,” said Austin Hall-Bumbray who will be attending St. John’s University. “It feels really great that after seven years at this school it is all amounting to something […]

  • Police investigating deadly car crash in Hartford

    HARTFORD— Police are investigating after a deadly car crash happened overnight in Hartford. Authorities said one person died after the car crashed into a pole on Sisson Avenue near the Shepherd Park Elderly Housing Complex. Police said Ernesto Santana died in the crash. He was 27 years old. A security guard for the residence said he saw the crash happen when he began his shift just after midnight. “It couldn’t have been going too fast but I mean it was going […]

  • Two opposing groups come out for President’s visit to New London

    NEW LONDON — The United States Coast Guard helps protect this country so we can keep our unalienable rights. Groups were exercising those rights as President Donald Trump visited New London to give the commencement speech at the Coast Guard Academy Wednesday. Hundreds of supporters gathered outside the US Coast Guard Academy to welcome Trump. Sporting signs, including “Hillary for Prison,” a reference to Trump’s 2016 opponent Hillary Clinton, the Trump supporters were joined outside the academy by hundreds of protesters who sported signs urging […]

  • Small town leaders meet to mull Malloy’s aggressive budget cuts

    HARTFORD — Following Governor Malloy‘s recent order to cut $33 million in an attempt to balance the state’s current budget without borrowing money, many small towns are wondering how this will end up impacting their communities. That’s why several small town leaders will meet with legislators at the Capitol for a roundtable discussion Thursday. Malloy said he has plans to reduce programs across the state, use all of Connecticut’s reserve funds, take revenue from several state accounts, as well as not paying […]

  • Development group looking for private investors to help shore up XL Center in downtown Hartford

    HARTFORD — Starting Monday, The Capital Region Development Authority will begin looking for private investors to help pay for the $250 million renovations to the XL Center in Hartford. According to our media partners at The Hartford Courant, the Authority is responsible for overseeing the renovations of the arena, which is owned by the state. Some of the current challenges include reinstating a state statute that allows a public-private partnership. The XL Center formerly had one but it expired last year. Additionally, they will […]

  • Torrington man accused in wife’s murder appears in court

    TORRINGTON —  Police believe a Torrington man accused in his wife’s death used a pointed steal rod as the murder weapon. An arrest warrant released Thursday states his 79-year-old wife sustained at least three blunt impact blows to the head. Daniel Gervais, 70, was arraigned in Bantam Superior Court on Thursday. He was arrested and charged with the murder of his wife Phyllis Gervais Wednesday after police found out the statement he gave did not match up with the physical evidence collected at the […]

  • Woman accused of lying about rape appears in Bridgeport courtroom

    BRIDGEPORT — A New York woman accused of lying about being sexually assaulted by two Sacred Heart University athletes appeared before a judge in Bridgeport Superior Court Monday. Nikki Yovino is charged with filing a false police report and tampering with evidence. Her arrest warrant details an investigation that spanned over two months. Police say Yovino made up a story that she was raped by two male students at an off campus party in Bridgeport in October 2016. Yovino is said to have […]