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

    HARTFORD —  David Rhoads said ironically his golf game got better after he was diagnosed with Parkinson’s disease. “I find that when I’m addressing the ball, I go totally no shake, because there’s a total focus on that,” he said. Like many Parkinson’s patients, David finds that his tremors often diminish during a task that requires focus, like swinging a golf club. However, those tremors become more pronounced when his muscles are at rest, or doing actions that we typically […]

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

    Once a month, Joan Sirard puts up her feet, opens her iPad, and lets the IV in her arm deliver a promising new treatment for her early-stage Alzheimer’s disease. She was diagnosed years ago after family members noticed a troubling pattern. “Repeating. Repeating a lot. And they would say, ‘Ma, you just told us that,’ and I’d say, ‘I did?’”, she explained. “Because you don’t remember.” Joan’s children found the Boston Center for Memory, in Newton, MA., and Joan enrolled […]

  • A new approach to school security

    The national discussion on how to stop school shootings often becomes a whirlwind of ideas, many of which focus on how best to immediately respond to and neutralize a shooter. This is understandable, and certainly necessary, but in the view of security expert Patrick Chagnon, from Blue Line Security in Windsor, it’s also a little narrow-minded, because in cases where students have been killed, the response came too little, too late. He advocates for school to focus on detection and […]

  • Researchers work to create universal flu vaccine

    HARTFORD —  A universal flu vaccine has been something of a Holy Grail for flu researchers, and to date, no one has come close to developing one. Other vaccines last virtually a lifetime and have helped to eradicated certain diseases, but the flu vaccine is often ineffective, and only lasts about a year even when it is effective. However, a team of researchers at the Cohen Lab at U.C. San Diego have taken a few promising first steps toward developing […]

  • All-women engineering team fights cerebral palsy

    A team of four Biomedical Engineering students from UConn are breaking new ground in the fight against Spastic Cerebral Palsy. They’re all women, which is unusual, but that’s not what makes them ground-breaking – rather, it’s how they’re trying to fight the disease that sets them apart. They’re building a new approach from the ground-up. “We’re creating a cerebral palsy hand rehabilitation device,” said UConn Senior Katie Bradley, “we have four motors that are going to be on our device. […]

  • FOX61 Family First: A different way to approach ADHD

    NEW BRITAIN — If you or your child has Attention Deficit Hyperactive Disorder, or ADHD, there’s a good chance you’re familiar with medication, however there is an alternative way of understanding and treating the disorder that’s gaining popularity in the medical community. Recently, Tim Lammers went down to Middletown to talk with a doctor about a different way of understanding ADHD, and it’s a little more nuanced than just looking at “attention”. 11-year-old Rashad Jeffreys had more than just attention problems, […]

  • Medicines linked to allergy risk in kids

    A recent study published in the journal JAMA Pediatrics found a strong correlation between medication use in babies, and allergy development later in life. Researchers found that children under the age of six months who took antacids and antibiotics had an increased risk of allergies, asthma and hives, although dosage did play a role. Researchers said babies who took certain medications for more than 60 days have a 52 percent greater risk of developing a food allergy. Acid-suppressing drugs are […]

  • Juul e-cigarettes popular among teens

    The Surgeon General said vaping from e-cigarettes is a trend that has grown 900 percent among teenagers in recent years, and is so popular that half-a-million middle-school students reportedly having tried it. Whereas, early versions of e-cigarettes tended to look like real cigarettes, in order to better mimic smoking. Some more recent versions look nothing like smoking devices at all. One brand name that is growing in popularity is the Juul. It’s designed to look like an inconspicuous flash drive, […]

  • FOX61 Family First: Sun protection in Spring

    HARTFORD — We’d like to tell you that this is the time of year to start thinking about proper sun protection, but dermatologists will tell you it’s something you should be thinking about year-round. Dermatologist Dr. Jennifer Pennoyer said sun damage from ultraviolet rays accumulates throughout the year, even if your skin doesn’t show it. “I don’t think there’s any benefit to being outdoors for 15 minutes without sunscreen. I don’t believe in that,” she said, “Your body gets damage […]

  • Former NFL player ventures into cannabis-based wellness

    SAN DIEGO —  Former NFL running back Ricky Williams has a lot to smile about these days. He said he’s excited about his latest venture, a line of cannabis-based wellness products being marketed under the name Real Wellness. “You know, my childhood dream to be a football player has transformed into this adult calling to be a healer and this product line is a manifestation of that,” he said. Williams said the NFL life wasn’t fulfilling enough for him. “Yeah, […]