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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
  • Malloy confident rail line will keep economy chugging along

    HARTFORD — Friday was the inaugural ride of the new expanded CT Rail Hartford Line. There is growing optimism that it will put Connecticut on the fast-track to an easier commute. Commuters will be able to ride from New Haven to Springfield for free on Saturday and Sunday. Paid services begin Monday. Some stations will offer free parking for a limited time. Free parking? You got it, for a limited time at the #HartfordLine Wallingford Station. Take advantage of that […]

  • Firefighters respond to house fire in Vernon

    VERNON – One woman is safe after a working smoke detector alerted her to a fire in her home early Friday morning. Officials say she was the only person home at the time, and thankfully, was not injured. Fire crews were called to a home on Willow Stream Drive in Vernon around 3:30 a.m. The Vernon Fire Department was able to knock down the fire within twenty minutes. The assistant fire chief says the flames were shooting out from the […]

  • Third-grader inspires Fairfield elementary school to get new American flag

    FAIRFIELD – McKinley Elementary School has a brand new American flag waving at the school’s entrance, and it’s all thanks to an inspiring third-grader. 9-year-old Adeline Steger was leaving school with her grandfather three weeks ago when she noticed her school’s flag was torn. “She noticed that it was raining, and the flag was ripped,” said Sam Fischer, Adeline’s grandfather. “It was not presentable.” “I saw that the old flag was torn, and hanging by one string,” said Steger. At […]

  • UConn may need to revisit planned tuition hikes

    HARTFORD — It may soon be more expensive to become a Husky. UConn said it is looking at a potential tuition hike for the fall of 2019. As it stands right now, the fall of 2019 is supposed to be the last year of a four-year plan of tuition hikes. “I know that in the last four years we actually already raised tuition,” said Daniel Munteanu, a current UConn graduate student. The university’s chief financial officer told trustees that the increase for […]

  • Hartford man in serious condition after being shot

    HARTFORD — Hartford police are investigating an early morning shooting that happened on Wethersfield Avenue in Hartford on Wednesday. “My bedroom is right here, and I know I heard the gunshots, like four or five shots,” said Simone Jessamy, a Hartford resident who lives by the crime scene. Police confirm their ShotSpotter technology alerted them to six shots on Wethersfield Avenue around 4:23 Wednesday morning. “Then I heard yelling for help, help, and then he ran up on the steps, and was […]

  • Search suspended for missing boaters off Groton shoreline

    GROTON — The Coast Guard suspended their search for two missing boaters off of the coast of Groton. The decision was made around 10:30 p.m. Monday after the Coast Guard found a 14-foot white and blue sailboat with no mast on Truman Beach near Greenport, New York. Police say Spencer Mugford, 21, and Sofia McKenna, 21, were last seen aboard what was thought to be a white, tandem kayak on Snapchat at 2 a.m. Sunday. Officials later discovered that the sailboat found in New York […]

  • Hundreds gather in Naugatuck for Memorial Day parade

    NAUGATUCK — Many lined North Main Street in Naugatuck ahead of the annual Memorial Day Parade on Monday. In addition to this local tradition, there was another exciting event meant to honor veterans. Ed Hughes, a Naugatuck native, and owner of Edible Dreams, a bakery in Naugautck, celebrated the grand opening of his second eatery, Bombay Cafe. The cafe is a portal into the 1940s, and is meant to honor those who have served in our armed forces. “These guys, […]

  • Hartford Police identify woman killed in Hartford shooting

    Hartford police are still looking for a suspect who they say shot and killed a Hartford woman Wednesday night. Police said shotspotter technology alerted them to five shots fired on Enfield Street just before 9:15 p.m. Shortly after, police said they received a call saying a woman had been shot. “Officers responded, found a female in the street,” said Hartford Deputy Chief of Police Brian Foley. Police identified the woman as 44-year-old Lydia Tirillo of Hartford. When officers responded they […]

  • Brookfield continues storm cleanup; school back in session

    BROOKFIELD —  Exactly one week after a macroburst hit Brookfield, residents are still picking up the pieces and trying to rebuild. As of Tuesday morning, five percent of Eversource customers were still without power. “As we get down to those low numbers we ask that everybody be sure they’ve called Eversource to report their outages,” said Chief of Brookfield Police, Jay Purcell. “We want to be sure you are on the list.” “One of the things we’re doing is patrolling […]

  • Almost one week later: Brookfield storm damage cleanup

    BROOKFIELD — It has been nearly one week since a macroburst rocked the Brookfield community, and those who experienced it say it was something they will never forget. “It sounded like you were standing in the back of a jet engine,” said David Ragaini of Brookfield. “It was intense, the winds were horizontal, I’d seen things come down on a diagonal before but never straight across.” Reagan said last week’s macroburst came and went in the span of 15 minutes […]