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Nia Hamm is a multi-platform broadcast journalist. She currently works as a reporter/MMJ for WTIC-TV Fox 61 News in Hartford, Connecticut.

Her passion for news extends beyond the newsroom into her daily life and she takes pride in using creativity and imagination to produce compelling stories.

Nia is a graduate of Rutgers University, as well as Columbia University Graduate School of Journalism. Prior to working at
Fox61 News Nia, worked as a reporter for WNYT-TV NewsChannel 13 in
Albany, NY. She has also worked as an MMJ for News 12 Networks, The
Bronx and Brooklyn and Fios1 News (WRNN) in Rye Brook, NY.

Before Nia’s career as an on-air journalist began, she worked behind the scenes in television news as an associate producer for News 12 New Jersey before taking a job and working her way up from a writer,
regional Producer and eventually a Package producer for Fox News. Nia
then worked as a video producer and online writer for CNBC News and
later as a writer for CBS Radio News Network in Manhattan.

Nia has written about a variety of issues for a number of publications and
websites including, CNBC.com, The Huffington Post, NBCBLK.com,
thegrio.com and Jetmag.com.

In her spare time, Nia enjoys producing
and hosting a podcast called Skooled, which features experts who help
tackle some of the major issues young adults face today.


Recent Articles
  • 18-year-old killed following armed robbery pursuit in Bridgeport

    BRIDGEPORT —  A teen was killed in a crash during police pursuit Thursday evening. Connecticut State Police say the crash happened  on Route 8 North near the Route 25 split. Officers say a 2016 Toyota 4Runner was wanted in connection with an armed robbery and led police on a pursuit. The wanted car then crashed and rolled down an embankment, killing  18-year-old Corbin Cooper of Bridgeport.  He was a passenger in the vehicle. Police say two other teen passengers inside […]

  • Warrant issued for driver wanted in Waterbury hit-and-run that injured 7-year-old boy walking to bus

    WATERBURY —  Police said they have issued an arrest warrant for a man wanted in connection to a hit-and-run crash that injured a 7-year-old boy on June 4. Waterbuy police said they responded to a pedestrian hit-and-run complaint involving a juvenile that was hit by a car while crossing the street to get onto a school bus in the area of North Main and Elizabeth streets. Police released surveillance footage of the accident which showed the boy being hit by a Nissan 4-door […]

  • 911 tapes released in Waterford hit-and-run that seriously injured mother, child

    WATERFORD — Police say a mother and a 2-year-old child have been seriously injured by a hit-and-run driver who was later tracked down and charged with driving drunk. Waterford police said a 30-year-old mother and her 2-year-old daughter were struck by a car just after 4 p.m. Monday. They were taken to the hospital with serious injuries. Police said the driver, 27-year-old Shane Bidwell, stopped, said he was sorry, and then drove off. A 33-year-old mother and her 1-year-old baby boy […]

  • Waterbury police release video of hit-and-run that injured boy

    WATERBURY —  Police said a boy was hit on North Main Street while crossing the road to catch a school bus Monday morning. Waterbury police said the driver of a Nissan 4 door sedan failed to stop for the stop signal of a Durham school bus, striking a 7-year-old boy who was crossing the street to get on the bus. The accident occurred on North Main Street at its intersection with Elizabeth Street. The boy was taken to St. Mary’s hospital where he […]

  • Family members identify victim of ‘suspicious death’ in Southington connected to incident in Naugatuck

    SOUTHINGTON – Police are investigating the suspicious death of a woman that is connected to another incident in Naugatuck. Police say they were called to 58 Manor Road about 6 a.m. Sunday morning for a report of a dead woman. Family members confirmed that Michelle Barrett is dead.  Another person lived in the home as well according to police. Naugatuck police are investigating an incident that happened in the Naugatuck police department that happened around 5:30 a.m. They said the […]

  • A busy start to Memorial Day weekend at Hammonasset Beach

    MADISON — Many people took advantage of the beautiful weather and got a head start on their Memorial Day weekend at Hammonasset Beach Friday. All 550 spots at the campgrounds were occupied. The turnout could be a sign of a very busy Memorial Day weekend. “We wanted to come to the beach to enjoy the weather,” said Wesleyan University Senior Maeve Vitale. For kids like Makhi Hoover of New Haven, it is the best way to kick off the holiday […]

  • Bridgeport healthcare facility raided by federal officials

    BRIDGEPORT — Federal Law Enforcement officials raided a Bridgeport nursing home this afternoon. It comes as employees accuse the owner of Bridgeport Health Care Center of not paying them on time or at all. Federal agents could be seen carrying dozens of boxes, filing cabinets and other evidence out of the facility. “I was informed just before 8 o’clock this morning there was a lot of activity with a lot of different federal looking vehicles that converged upon the back […]

  • Southbury dealing with the aftermath of Tuesday’s tornado

    SOUTHBURY — One of the four tornadoes that touched down in Connecticut Tuesday landed right in Southbury and left the town in shambles. A significant number of residents are still without power. “Getting running water going and the refrigerator so we don’t lose all her food,” said Matthew Willman. “We had just gone food shopping.” Willman’s family is lucky to have a generator but he said fuel remains scarce. “Stations are running out of fuel and you have to keep […]

  • Connecticut Republicans begin forming November ticket

    MASHANTUCKET — Connecticut Republicans began forming their November election ticket on Friday, tapping a former mayor of Meriden to run for the state’s open 5th Congressional District seat and a Hartford business owner to challenge U.S. Sen. Chris Murphy. Manny Santos, a 49-year-old analyst with the United Health Group, won the support of 135 delegates on the first day of the two-day state Republican convention at Foxwoods Resort Casino. But retired university professor Ruby O’Neill garnered 97 votes, enough to […]

  • New numbers released showing staggering amount of opioid overdoses in Connecticut

    HARTFORD — For the first time, Connecticut health officials have released data on the number of fatal and non-fatal drug overdoses across the state. The jaw dropping report shows 3,090 people checked into to 27 emergency rooms for suspected drug overdoses, including opioid overdoses, from January to April of 2018. “We believe it because we’re seeing it in the emergency departments,” said Recovery Coach Program Manager for Connecticut Community for Addiction Recovery, Jennifer Chadukiewicz. “These people are ending up in […]