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For more than a decade, Sarah Cody has been hiking the hills and sailing the Sound for DayTrippers, our weekly travel series dedicated to giving viewers great ideas for unique outings. Sarah travels throughout New England, producing these creative, colorful and popular pieces that celebrate our beautiful surroundings.

Sarah’s two sons also provide her with plenty of material for her “Mommy Minute” segments which provide area families with relevant, useful information about important issues, such as nutrition, medical treatments and parenting trends.

Sarah was recently recognized by the Food Allergy Education Network with a 2014 Hero Award. She has also hosted two of the station’s special projects: “Home of Distinction” and “Holiday Wishes”.

Sarah has worked for FOX61 since 1998, covering all sorts of stories from 9/11 to the Michael Skakel Trial. She also spearheaded an Arts and Entertainment segment, interviewing celebrities such as Jon Bon Jovi, Kid Rock, Jewel, Jessica Simpson, Julie Andrews and Robert Duvall.

After graduating from Trinity College in Hartford, Sarah began her media career at WHDH in Boston where she was an Assignment Editor, Satellite Producer and Field Producer.

Sarah has won three Emmy Awards. She lives on Connecticut’s gorgeous shoreline and enjoys combing the beaches with her husband, boys and precocious puppy, Lucy.

Sarah also loves gardening and photography. But, nothing beats swimming, skiing or building Lego with the kids!

Recent Articles
  • Go behind-the-scenes of the milking process during Farmer’s Cow Tours

    LEBANON – You see the milk on the grocery store shelf. Now, see where it comes from and how it’s made during a Farmer’s Cow Tour. The Farmer’s Cow is a collaboration of six area farms that was established twelve years ago.  “Our milk is sold in every major supermarket in the state of Connecticut. We’re up into the Boston area now,” says Robin Chesmer, owner of Graywall Farms in Lebanon, which takes part in the cooperative venture. A recent […]

  • Home of Distinction using Kitchen Cabinet Outlet for the heart of the home

    HARTFORD – The FOX61 Home of Distinction by Lovley Development showcases the latest in materials, designs and decorating trends. The kitchen at  our Home of Distinction under construction in Southington will really be the heart of the home. Sarah Cody took a look at the hot trends in cabinets and countertops with Kitchen Cabinet Outlets. The family business, located in Southington and Waterbury, has been open since 1945.  They have 9,000 square feet – about 25 or 26 kitchens, –  but it isn’t just […]

  • ‘Home of Distinction’ to benefit Southington soup kitchen

    HARTFORD – Tours of Home of Distinction are benefiting an incredible organization in Southington, a soup kitchen called Bread For Life where volunteers have been serving those in need for more than 30 years. Donner Ayer, in charge of running the soup kitchen, says their clients do not live in great situations. She says some of them live in their car, in tents, or run-down housing. It’s when they walk into Bread for Life though that their mood brightens. Ayer says […]

  • Drowning statistics prompt free YMCA program for Hartford kids

    HARTFORD – The statistics are startling. According to a 2014 Centers for Disease Control and Prevention study, African-American children between the ages of 5-19 drown in pools at a rate 5.5 times higher than their white peers. It’s a fact that Angela Brown knows all too well. Her cousin, a teenager, died in a pond several years ago. “Because he didn’t have the techniques of swimming, he lost his life,” she said. Now, this mom has enrolled two of her […]

  • Waterbury teen with autism writes, illustrates, publishes kid’s book

    WATERBURY — FOX61 met with the Taylor family at the Bucks Hill Preschool, where Chase Taylor – now 17 – became fascinated by letters when he was a little boy. “I wanted to bring it back to where we found out we had autism and the start of our journey,” said his mom, Helen. Chase was diagnosed with the developmental disorder when he was about 4 years old. “He actually created his own alphabet that he understood,” said Alan, his […]

  • Lighting an important element in the 2017 Home of Distinction

    HARTFORD – Home of Distinction, a future show house under construction in Southington, will show us how lighting can be used as an important design element. Connecticut Lighting Centers in Hartford proves that light doesn’t have to be used only for its practical function, but also as an art form. The family business, opened since 1972, said that their LED flush mounts are changing the landscape of lighting. With today’s LED lights, you can transform all kinds of objects into […]

  • Education and relaxation: Sail around the Connecticut River aboard historic replica Onrust

    ESSEX – She’s grand, regal and vibrant. “Kind of happy I would even say, the colors sparkle,” said Captain Dan Thompson of a stunning boat called Onrust, new to the Connecticut River Museum.  “This vessel is a historic reproduction of a boat from 1614.” The original Dutch yacht was captained by Adriaen Block – perhaps the first vessel to explore the Connecticut River and Long Island Sound. “It’s such an exciting opportunity for us to have a vessel of this […]

  • ‘Simply Sharing’ fills gap for Connecticut families moving from shelters into homes

    ESSEX – When a family is ready to move out of a shelter or temporary housing — after surviving a crisis such as domestic abuse — it can often find a new home through a state placement agency. “That’s great but if you don’t have a bed to sleep on, a chair to sit on, a table to eat at, it’s really demeaning,” said Alison Brinkmann of Essex. “Most people coming out of a shelter have absolutely nothing.” That’s where […]

  • Middletown woman ‘leaves a legacy’ to honor her accomplished great-aunt and mother

    MIDDLETOWN – June is National Leave a Legacy Month – an important time for many families. Most days, Liz Petry wears the same necklace her great-aunt wore at her graduation in 1908.  Anna Louise James became the first African-American, female pharmacist in Connecticut, based in Old Saybrook. “She ran James Pharmacy for more than 40 years and there are still people all over this area who remember her very fondly and how kind she was especially to children,” said Petry […]

  • Find beauty, activity and serenity during L.L. Bean’s ‘Full Moon Paddle’ in Glastonbury

    GLASTONBURY – When the weather is just right, adventurers gather at Riverfront Park to take-in info, put-on gear and set-out for a kayaking expedition on the Connecticut River. But this isn’t an ordinary paddle.  It’s a chance to be on the water as evening transforms into night, courtesy of L.L. Bean.  “We’ve been doing Outdoor Discovery School since the  1970s,” says Program Coordinator Austin Gregg.  “We started up in Maine. It’s really just part of our history, our company.  We’re […]