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Sean Pragano joined FOX61 in October 2016 as a morning reporter and weekend morning anchor.

You can catch Sean’s fun Foodie Friday reports every Friday all around the state.

Pragano has been working for the past fifteen years in Charlotte, North Carolina for both FOX Sports Net and Hendricks Motorsports as a reporter, producer, anchor and digital media producer.

A Wallingford native, Pragano graduated from the University of New Haven with a BA in Communication. He has previously worked for the NFL network, TNN Sports, WXAA in Albany, WFSB-TV in Hartford and WCCB-TV (FOX) in Charlotte.

He coaches baseball in Cheshire.

Recent Articles
  • Foodie Friday: Woodbury Diner

    WOODBURY — The Woodbury Diner has a menu filled with delicious and creative options, but this family run gem is more than just a place to fill your belly. The down-home country diner, run by brothers Johnny and Jimmy Rakiposki, will fill also your heart as you become a part of the family with every bite. “We put love into it,” said Johnny. “We put our hearts into it.” It shows as customers fill the cozy eatery. Opened since 2009, it […]

  • Foodie Friday: Paul’s Pasta Shop in Groton

    GROTON — Paul’s Pasta Shop is a staple in Groton that serves up homemade, hand-cut pasta and ravioli in a family environment. Husband and wife team Paul and Dorothy Fidrych opened the popular restaurant along the Thames River in 1988 and it has become a go to spot for generations. Whether it’s fettuccine, spaghetti, linguini, angel hair pasta or the many selections of ravioli, the endless options and Italian flavors will have you coming back for more. A cozy joint […]

  • Foodie Friday: Olive Oyl’s

    ESSEX — When you drive into historic downtown Essex, you are greeted with fantastic scenery and plenty of options to eat including the popular Olive Oyl’s. Situated in its new space, an old service station, husband and wife owners Jennifer and Kevin Kendall offer up a different kind of oil…olive oil. It’s used on many signature items like the creative sandwiches and homemade pastas. Olive Oyl’s is all about the freshness. The Kendall’s use only the best ingredients and try […]

  • Foodie Friday: Bloomfield Village Pizza

    BLOOMFIELD — Good food and good people are the pillars of success at Bloomfield Village Pizza. A staple in town for nearly 30 years, the popular spot is owned by a husband and wife team. Maria (from Romania) and Stratos (from Greece) Livanis took over the restaurant nearly nine years ago and offer everything from thick pan pizza to thin crust pies, calzones, creative and tasty salads to double-cooked wings and the popular fish fry every Friday night. Using fresh […]

  • Foodie Friday: Turtles Taco Shop

    PUTNAM — It’s a Foodie Friday road trip to Putnam where it’s all about authentic California-style tacos. Turtles Taco Shop offers tastes like no other in the area, from tostadas, quesadillas, fresh chips and guacamole to the hand-rolled tacos and burritos. Each item is filled with nothing but made-from-scratch ingredients that is prepared daily from Chef Adrian Flores, who has brought the flavors straight from California. The popular California burrito is packed with your choice of meat with all the […]

  • Connecticut State Colleges and Universities vote on plan helping displaced Puerto Rico students

    HARTFORD — A plan to admit displaced Puerto Rican students from the latest hurricanes to Connecticut colleges takes another step forward as a vote is expected to happen today at the CSCU Board of Regents meeting. Leaders from the Connecticut State Colleges and Universities, including President Mark Ojakian, will vote on a policy that would allow both full-time and part-time students from the University of Puerto Rico and the University of the Virgin Islands to continue their education in Connecticut […]

  • Trail of Terror brings the fright to Wallingford in time for Halloween

    WALLINGFORD — With less than two weeks until Halloween, it’s time to get into the spirt at the Trail of Terror in Wallingford. On over two acres of lang with more than 30 attractions and nearly 200 live actors, the Trail is open on the weekends through October. Executive Director Wayne Barneschi opened it 23 years ago and each year it grows! “We have great support from hundreds of volunteers who love the spirit of Halloween,” said a smiling Barneschi. […]

  • Amazon is hiring, making on-the-spot position offers today

    HAMDEN — If you are looking for work here in Connecticut, Amazon is hiring for the holidays. Today the online giant will be in Hamden looking for prospective employees. Currently, the positions that are open are part-time and Amazon says will be on-the-spot job offers today. The hiring event will take place at the American Jobs Center beginning at 9 a.m. but you must be registered prior to the event. You will be asked to complete an online assessment and a […]

  • Foodie Friday: Sasso’s Coal Fired Pizza

    TORRINGTON — What is in a name? At Sasso’s in Torrington – it’s all about the pizza. From traditional to specialty pies, the coal fired oven separates this main attraction along Main Street from the completion. Whether it’s a sausage and pepper pizza or the Sweet Cecilia which is topped with fig, garlic, goat cheese, rosemary, Prosciutto, arugula and drizzled with balsamic reduction, the crust is thin and the flavor from the oven is cooked in giving each pie a […]

  • Thieves in Rocky Hill break into locked cars in broad daylight

    ROCKY HILL — Surveillance video captures two suspects breaking into cars at a Rocky Hill park in broad daylight. The suspects were seen canvasing an area of the Elm Ridge Park last weekend, smashing windows and stealing items from cars. The park is typically busy, especially on weekends. There are baseball and softball fields, basketball and volleyball courts, a skatepark, pools and several play areas for kids so plenty of people use the facility. Here are a few simple reminders […]