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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
  • FOX61 Family First: Is your baby no longer sleeping through the night?

    HARTFORD — It’s probably one of the most common questions that parents of babies get – Is your child sleeping through the night, yet? It can be a long road to get there, and many parents know how especially frustrating it can be to think that your child has gotten over the hump only to watch him or her slide back into newborn-like sleep problems for days at a time. They’re called sleep regressions, and don’t worry. They’re perfectly natural. […]

  • Childen safety on playground equipment

    Recently, model Chrissy Teigen was criticized and “mom-shamed” for posting an Instagram photo of her on a playground slide with her daughter on her lap. Many commenters told her that riding a slide in such a way is dangerous, because it risks breaking the child’s leg. Teigen responded by saying it was only a photo, and that she and her daughter never actually rode the slide. This story is not intended to make a judgment on Teigen either way, but […]

  • Daily Ibuprofen usage associated with infertility; Yale effectively tests new HIV fighting drug

    A recent study doesn’t seem to be good news for fans of ibuprofen, the over-the-counter non-steroidal anti-inflammatory drug. The study looked at people who take 1200 milligrams of the drug – the maximum recommended daily over-the-counter dosage – per day for extended periods. A lot of people fit that criteria, from young athletes to weekend warriors to people who have nagging aches and pains. In most cases, it equates to six pills per day. The study found that prolonged use […]

  • Hartford Healthcare doctor breaks down fast food’s healthier options

    It’s always been a challenge to eat fast food in a healthy way, but it may be more challenging now than ever because more and more fast food restaurants offer value menus and dollar menus, including McDonalds, which is bringing its back after a long hiatus. Dr. Devika Umashanker, an obesity medicine specialist with Hartford Healthcare, said she understands their allure of high-convenience and low-price. “When people are working 10-12 hours a day and they go home and they want […]

  • Little Sprouts Program sows seeds for sound eating

    After a 2012 study in Hartford found 37% of pre-school age children were overweight or obese – well more than the national average – the “Little City Sprouts” program was hatched. It’s an Early Prevention Program that’s a joint effort of the city of Hartford, UConn Health, and Hartford Food System. “Little City Sprouts is a nutrition cooking and gardening education program for preschool students in the Hartford area,” said Tilly Story, a Program Coordinator for Hartford Food System, “Right […]

  • Do men listen to Movember’s message?

    HARTFORD — Another No-Shave November is in the books, and there are a lot of clean faces out there again, but what about clean bills of health? The biggest named men’s health movement of the month is Movember, which started in Australia. It aims to reduce the number of men who die earlier than they should, from all causes. Movember raises a substantial amount of money – $60 million in 2016 – but it also encourages men to grow moustaches […]

  • How to prepare for the Road Race when you don’t run

    MANCHESTER — The Manchester Road Race attracts all kinds of runners from world-class competitors to Sunday joggers And probably a fair amount of people who don’t even run at all. If that’s you, well, fellow couch potato Tim Lammers is here to help you prepare. He recently spoke with Ken Bruno, a tri-athlete who is also a site manager for Hartford Healthcare’S Rehabilitation Network.

  • What do you know about diabetes?

    HARTFORD —  November is National Diabetes Awareness Month, and for much of America, awareness is still sorely needed. The only thing more alarming than the number of Americans who suffer from diabetes, is the number of Americans who have diabetes and don’t know it yet. “30 million Americans with diabetes and a quarter of them don’t know they have diabetes? That’s substantial,” said Leila Bruno, the coordinator of St. Francis’s Diabetic Education Program. By those numbers, about 7.5 million Americans […]

  • What is Kratom?

    HARTFORD —  It’s not often the D.E.A. changes its mind after deciding to make a drug illegal, but it happened last year, when the agency delayed its decision on a plant called Kratom, a natural opioid that’s legal in Connecticut, but currently banned in six states. The D.E.A.’s reversal may have made it even more controversial – across the country, some people have blamed it for deaths of loved ones, others have hailed its pain-relieving properties, and still others are […]

  • Children’s Hospital teams up to help fight childhood obesity

    HARTFORD — Almost 1-out-of-7 American children ages 2 to 5 are obese, and the percentages only get worse as those children get older. By the time they are 12 to 19, that ratio becomes 1-out-of-5 children. “When I started in practice 25-years-ago, I had one 4-year-old patient who I still remember to this day who weighed over 100 pounds, and now that’s not that unusual,” said Dr. Nancy Trout, a physician at Connecticut Children’s Medical Center, and the Director of CCMC’s […]