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Tim Lammers is an anchor for the FOX61 Morning News Monday-Friday mornings from 4-10 a.m.

A native of South Windsor, Tim came to FOX61 in 2002 as a Sports Producer and never left. Since then, he has filled the roles of Anchor, Reporter, Producer and Videographer in the Sports Department, as well as being a News Feature and Health Reporter.

Tim’s main beat in the Sports Department was following the UConn Football program’s rise to national respectability, including the school’s first-ever BCS Bowl berth in the 2011 Fiesta Bowl in Glendale, AZ. He also covered the UConn Men’s Basketball team’s third National Championship at the 2012 Final Four in Houston, TX.

As a health reporter, Tim turned the camera around to do a Emmy-nominated story about his own challenge of finding a treatment for Avascular Necrosis, a rare degenerative bone disease he has. The story culminated in Tim going under the knife, on camera, to receive a cutting-edge stem cell transplant using his own bone marrow. Since then, he has received a constant response from the story, as people all over the world have contacted him to find out more about the procedure and the disease.

Tim lives with his wife, Kerri, whom he met while they were co-workers at FOX61, and his step-son Alex. Tim and Kerri married in 2016.

Recent Articles
  • The study of the HIV/AIDS virus over the years

    HARTFORD —  It’s been 25 years since the HIV/AIDS epidemic started hitting its peak, and the progress that’s been made in fighting it has been remarkable. Back in the 1980’s, before the peak, HIV infection was essentially a death sentence because it led to AIDS, which wiped out the infected person’s immune system. Dr. Anthony Fauci, of the National Institute of Allergies and Infectious Diseases, said the disease worked quickly. “The median survival was a year, year and a half, […]

  • What are dental stem cells?

    HARTFORD —  Many parents still bank their newborn babies’ cord blood because it’s rich in an especially versatile type of stem cell called an embryonic stem cell. Not all cells are created equal, as some can make more bodily tissues than others. Embryonic cells can make just about anything, so they hold a lot of promise that some day, they could be used to re-grow organs, or treat any diseases that the donor baby may develop over the course of […]

  • Ways to help prevent osteoporosis

    HARTFORD —  You can’t control a lot of your risk factors for osteoporosis – a gradual thinning and weakening of the bones. The biggest risk factor is age. While osteoporosis affects men as they age, women are especially susceptible because they generally have lower bone density to begin with. Researchers at Johns Hopkins said half of all women aged 50 or older will break a bone because of osteoporosis at some point. Another risk factor is genetics – again, something […]

  • How flu shots protect more than just one person

    HARTFORD —  Flu shots are ultimately a personal choice, for parents and their children, but those choices have a slight ripple effect on a person’s community, which makes them, to some degree, a community responsibility. “I’ve had some discussions online with people who have said, ‘It’s not working as well, why should I bother’, and the answer, really is more people need to get the vaccine if it’s less effective,” said Nick Bennett, the head of the Infectious Diseases and […]

  • Almost 100 dead, 2K hospitalized, from this year’s flu strain in CT

    HARTFORD — There are now 97 deaths, up by 20 since last week, and 1,951 patients hospitalized, up over 300 since last week, according to the Connecticut Department of Public Health Thursday. Given the severity of this latest flu season, and the number of news stories it had generated, perhaps you’ve heard of the terms “Influenza A” and “Influenza B” by now. They refer to the two most common forms of flu that affect humans, and each year, their respective […]

  • New device helping flu victims Hartford Hospital

    This flu season is hitting every age group especially hard, children included, so it’s crucial for parents to know how to deal with the flu in children, especially because it’s not necessarily recommended that you run straight to the doctor’s office if you suspect your child has been infected, or even if you’re sure your child has been infected. Nick Bennett, the director of the Infectious Diseases and Immunology Department at Connecticut Children’s Medical Center, said many children will display […]

  • Olympics norovirus – Why the ‘Stomach Flu’ isn’t the flu

    The Opening Ceremonies of the Winter Olympics aren’t until tomorrow, but organizers in South Korea already have a big problem. They have quarantined 1,200 security guards who were quartered in a particular area because 36 of them have gotten sick from a suspected case of norovirus. The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention said norovirus is one of a number of gastrointestinal bugs that can spread quickly and easily, especially in the winter, which is why organizers quarantined so many people, […]

  • FOX61 Family First: When do you introduce solid food to babies?

    HARTFORD — One of the first big decisions parents face is when to introduce baby to solid foods. The American Academy of Pediatrics recommends solely breastfeeding for the first six months, but many parents may find that, developmentally, their child becomes ready at an earlier or later age. Dr. Nancy Trout, a pediatrician at Connecticut Children’s Medical Center, said there are some signs to look for to know if your little one is ready. “They have to be able to […]

  • Child mortality rates worse in US among 20 wealthy nations

    A recent study by Johns Hopkins compared the U.S. to almost two dozen other similarly rich countries, and it found that we’re not measuring up when it comes to infant and child mortality rates. The study found kids aged 1-19 had a 57 percent greater risk of death, and infants had a 76 percent percent greater risk of death compared to those other countries. To be fair, the U.S’. mortality rates in both those age groups have been trending downward, […]

  • State offers free flu shots Saturday

    HARTFORD — Connecticut’s Department of Public Health will hold a State Flu Vaccination Day on Saturday. Flu season is expected to hit its peak in Connecticut in the next few weeks, and all indications are that it’s going to be a bad one. It’s not helping that reports are swirling that this year’s flu shot is only 10 percent effective. Dr. Michael White of the UConn School of Pharmacy said that number is true, but it lacks context. “A lot […]