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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
  • State Medical Examiner’s accreditation at risk in budget impasse

    HARTFORD — The State Medical Examiner’s Office has until the end of Wednesday to fix several problems, or the office risks losing all of its accreditation. This comes amidst budget issues at the State Capitol. The Medical Examiner’s office was downgraded to partial accreditation in February of this year. Their status is currently considered provisional, which is a form of probation. Right now, the agency has seven forensic pathologists, and they all perform more than 325 autopsies a year. That […]

  • Fishing tournament held for military veterans in Hartford

    HARTFORD — All this great weather makes this a great day to go fishing, and that’s perfect timing for the Tournament of Champions Disabled Military Veteran Fishing Tournament. Tuesday’s fishing tournament  is a part of a program at the Gaylord Hospital Sports Association. It’s a chance to provide adaptive sports and recreation programs to the physically disabled and the visually impaired adults in the Connecticut and Northeast region. Check in got underway around 7 Tuesday morning, and the fishing kicks off […]

  • Emergency response crews assist in Hurricane relief in Florida, Puerto Rico

    FARMINGTON —  Four emergency response vehicles left Connecticut to help with Hurricane Irma recovery efforts, on Thursday. The Farmington headquarters has previously sent five other vehicles to help with relief from both Hurricane Harvey and Irma. After the storm made landfall, the American Red Cross, and a large team began a massive relief response. They have provided safe shelter, food, and comfort to those who have been affected by the storms. Red cross cars have been driving all over affected […]

  • Foodshare’s Convoy of Caring helps fight hunger

    HARTFORD — Foodshare and The Connecticut Food Bank, Connecticut’s two regional food banks, are joining forces for the first time ever to thank those who help fight hunger across the state. This is the 15th annual Food Industry Convoy of Caring event. Currently, more than 50 percent of the food they give out comes from local Connecticut food industry retailers, distributors, farmers and manufacturers. Last year, Connecticut Food Bank and Foodshare distributed enough food to give more than 31 million […]

  • How to avoid buying flood-damaged vehicles

    HARTFORD — In the wake of hurricanes Harvey and Irma, Senator Richard Blumenthal will join several Connecticut auto dealers on Monday to demand federal action to protect consumers from purchasing flood-damaged cars. AAA estimates that up to one million cars suffered flood damage from Hurricane Harvey, and that number grew once Hurricane Irma hit. That is twice the number of cars destroyed by Hurricane Katrina, and Ssuperstorm Sandy combined. AAA urges consumers to be on the look out for: Fog and […]

  • UConn gets high marks in national ranking of public universities

    HARTFORD — The University of Connecticut got its highest ranking yet among the nation’s top public universities, according to the 2017 U.S. News and World Report ranking of public universities. UConn was ranked number 18, marking its seventh consecutive year in the top 25. UConn has been steadily climbing the ranks since 2000, when it was number 38 among public universities. Connecticut is currently facing financial issues, as lawmakers have yet to approve a new budget for the fiscal year […]

  • FOX61 viewer shows the damage done by Hurricane Irma in Puerto Rico

    SAN JUAN, Puerto Rico  — A loyal FOX61 viewer reached out to us during a Facebook Live video we posted about Hurricane Irma on Thursday. Flor Hernández says she was writing in from Puerto Rico. We followed up with Flor to see how she was waking up the day after the storm passed by her home. Flor, her husband, two kids, and two dogs hunkered down Wednesday night to prepare for Hurricane Irma. Her family lives in Cagaus, Puerto Rico, […]

  • Social media playing role in Harvey’s aftermath

    HARTFORD — It is no surprise that social media is an integral part of our daily life, and that becomes even more apparent in times of need. In the wake of Hurricane Harvey, social media’s far-spreading reach has become especially apparent. Recently, various hashtags like #HurricaneHarvey, #HoustonStrong, and #PrayForHouston have been circulating on Twitter, Facebook, and other social media sites. There have been photos and videos that have gone viral, garnering thousands of views, retweets, likes, and comments. Some of the […]

  • Police identify victim of fatal shooting in Derby early Friday morning

    DERBY — Derby police said they are investigating a fatal shooting that took place at around 1:50 a.m. Friday morning. Police say that 911 callers reported gunshots heard in the area. When officers arrived, they found an unresponsive 21-year-old male on Anson Street with gunshot wounds. EMS responded and took the victim to the hospital where he was later pronounced dead. Police identify him as Jajuan Benavides. The shooting took place in a residential neighborhood with homes and apartment buildings intermixed. […]

  • 3 state beaches, 1 Waterbury beach closed

    WATERBURY — Lakewood Beach in Waterbury is closed until further notice because of high algae levels, according to the town’s mayor, Neil O’Leary. O’Leary posted a message about the closure on his Facebook page on Wednesday. Exposure to high algae levels can pose serious health problems. Symptoms include irritation to skin, nose, eyes and respiratory tract, vomiting or diarrhea, liver or nervous system problems, and the same can also be true for pets. If you believe you’ve been exposed to […]