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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
  • There’s rotisserie chicken, then there is The Rockin Chicken in Hartford

    HARTFORD — There is rotisserie chicken and then there is the popular plate at The Rockin Chicken in Hartford. Cooked over charcoals in an oven made in Peru, owners Miguel and Kate Colan use a secret family recipe of more than 15 ingredients as a marinade resulting in unique flavors ranging from smokey (from the charcoal) to sweet and savory all in one. The chickens start at around 3-1/2 pounds and can be served in quarter, half or whole plates. […]

  • Montville students hopeful for a meeting with President Trump

    MONTVILLE — A civics class, taught by George Dawe, invited President Donald Trump by sending him letters and tweeting at him to stop by while on his visit to Connecticut Wednesday for the commencement ceremony at the U.S. Coast Guard Academy. Dawe said so far he hasn’t heard from the President and while he is still holding out hope, he isn’t expecting a visit. For Dawe and his students, the exercise has brought the class together, despite differing opinions which is […]

  • Bart’s goes old-school for breakfast and lunch in Windsor

    WINDSOR — As soon as you drive up to Bart’s in Windsor, it will take you back to the 40s or 50s. Opened in 1946, the old-school restaurant has been around for 71 years and is still slinging breakfast and lunch for breakfast and lunch favorites to this day. Whether it’s a traditional bacon, egg and cheese on hard roll, a “belly-busting” hot dog or a plain ole burger, everything that comes off the “magic grill” just seem to taste better. […]

  • Where should Foodie Friday go next? Enter your suggestions here!

    Each week, Sean Pragano takes us all across the state of Connecticut to find the best, most unique, and most delicious places to eat! We want your help to find the hidden gem in your neighborhood. Do you have a suggestion for Foodie Friday? Let us know by emailing foodiefriday@fox61.com or reach out to us on Facebook, Instagram, and Twitter – just use #FoodieFriday and #FOX61. Or use the contact form below:

  • State college students and staff plan to protest consolidation plan

    HARTFORD — Thursday in Hartford, Connecticut State College and University faculty, staff and students from the 11 community colleges and four state universities are expected to protest at a Board of Regents meeting, objecting to a consolidation plan in the face of budget constraints. Board of Regents President Mark Ojakian is recommending administrative consolidation across all of the states colleges and universities which means integrating IT, human resources and other back office functions. Ojakian is also suggesting operational consolidation of […]

  • Celebrate Cinco de Mayo at Geronimo Tequila Bar and Southwest Grill in New Haven

    NEW HAVEN — It’s Cinco de Mayo and Foodie Friday has one of the hottest spots for you to celebrate in Connecticut. Geronimo Tequila Bar & Southwest Grill in New Haven (also Fairfield) offers up creative dishes and unique tastes of Santa Fe, New Mexico. The menu, using chile peppers directly from New Mexico, includes vibrant tacos, quesadillas, tamales, freshly-made guacamole and more. While many of the dishes are spicy, there are plenty of options for those seeking less heat. […]

  • Glastonbury’s Plan B rolls out the FOX61 signature ‘C’mon Burger’ to benefit Camp Courant

    GLASTONBURY — It is a Foodie Friday for a good cause during National Burger Month. Plan B Burger Bar in Glastonbury is rolling out a signature burger that will benefit Hartford’s Camp Courant. Named after the segment’s popular catch-phase, the C’mon Burger is a beef patty with sliced capicola, provolone cheese, fried jalapeños, crispy onion, roasted garlic mayo, lettuce and tomato. Between April 24 – May 7, 10 percent of all sales from the special will be donated to Camp […]

  • Bittersweet memories made in Hartford as circus comes to a close

    HARTFORD — The Ringling Bros. and Barnum & Bailey Circus will perform for the last time ever in Connecticut, at the XL Center. The touring circus is closing permanently next month but not before seven final shows are held this weekend in Hartford. PT Barnum was a Connecticut native, which makes this weekend especially bittersweet. For 146 years, the circus has been wowing crowds with breathtaking acts like high-flying acrobats, jugglers, BMX riders, clowns and more. This weekend’s Circus Xtreme […]

  • New winery to open in Watertown

    WATERTOWN — Wine lovers, listen up! The finishing touches of a new winery are being put on in Watertown. Hawk Ridge Winery, part of the Hidden Breeze Farm, will open this spring and will serve up more than 15 different selections. From Cabernet and Malbec to Rose’ and Sangria, this family winery has something for every palate. Owners Michele and Jack McHugh and Vin and Deb Giannetto are putting their stamp on the industry where you can enjoy family, friends and […]

  • Saybrook Soup & Sandwich Company offerings are anything but simple

    OLD SAYBROOK — When you think of soup and a sandwich, the word simple comes to mind, but that’s not the case in Old Saybrook. Saybrook Soup & Sandwich Company founder and executive Chef David Saunders offers a completely fresh and unique options to the lunch and dinner staples. “When we opened, I wanted to give customers something different from what is already in the area,” said Saunders. That’s exactly what he did and ingredients are always fresh and local whenever […]