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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
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  • Doctors say gel manicures using UV lights could increase risk of cancer

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  • Drug trial targets veterans’ PTSD-driven sleep disrorders

    The U.S. Department of Veterans affairs estimates that depending on the war or service era, between 10 to 20 percent of those who served went on or will go on to suffer from Post-Traumatic Stress Disorder (PTSD) The inability to fall, or stay, asleep is among a group of PTSD symptoms called Hyperarousal Symptoms, which are thought to come from the mind’s inability to relax or let down its guard after trauma. Garry Cooley can relate. A Navy medic who […]

  • Depression in teenagers and how to embrace mental health awareness

    On Thursday, Jewish Family Services, and with one of its programs, Tara’s Closet, are hosting a discussion on Mental Illness as part of Mental Health Awareness Month, which is May. Titled “Embracing Possibility for Mental Health Awareness: A Conversation with the Honorable Patrick J. Kennedy,” it’s scheduled for Thursday evening at Kingswood Oxford School in West Hartford, and will feature former U.S. Representative Kennedy and be moderated by Jenna Bush Hager. The evening will also feature a speech by a […]

  • FOX61 Family First: Teenage depression

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  • Helping Parkinson’s Disease patients beyond the use of medication

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  • New treatment for Alzheimer’s disease is showing a lot of promise

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  • A new approach to school security

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  • Researchers work to create universal flu vaccine

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  • All-women engineering team fights cerebral palsy

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