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Ashley Afonso joined the FOX61 News Team in June of 2019 as a reporter.

As a Connecticut native, Ashley is thrilled to be reporting back in her home state!

Before coming home to Connecticut, Ashley spent 4 years at WWLP in Springfield, MA as an evening anchor and reporter. While there she covered many national events including the Inauguration of President Donald Trump and the Patriots’ 2017 Super Bowl win.

Prior to her time in Springfield, Ashley got her start on sidelines as a reporter for CPTV Sports.

She is a proud graduate of Central Connecticut State University.

When she’s not at work she is hanging out with her husband Tommy and their two rescue dogs, Beau and Belle.


Recent Articles
  • CCSU student arraigned on weapons charges, banned from campus

    NORWALK  — A 22-year-old Central Connecticut State University student who authorities say showed interest in committing a mass shooting has been arraigned on state weapons charges. Brandon Washol, of Norwalk, remained jailed Friday on $250,000 bond after appearing in Superior Court, charged with four counts of possessing large-capacity magazines. Authorities say Wagshol was attempting to build a rifle with parts bought online. They say a Facebook posting showed his interest in committing a mass shooting. Police and FBI agents seized […]

  • The Hartford Donates 1,000 backpacks to Hartford children

    HARTFORD — The backpacks are stuffed, loaded up, and heading to local organizations like the YMCA and the Boys and Girls Club to be handed out to deserving kids in the capital city. Employees of The Hartford came together to collect the supplies and then they spent the morning putting it all together. “By the small gesture of giving them a new backpack with brand new school supply’s to start the year we hope that they will have a successful […]

  • Trial on Carman’s sunken boat case starts in Rhode Island

    PROVIDENCE, R.I. – A civil trial being heard by a federal judge in Providence will determine whether insurance companies should cover Nathan Carman’s $85,000 claim for his boat that sank off New England in 2016. Insurers are refusing to pay the claim, saying Carman made suspicious alterations to the 31-foot vessel before leaving Rhode Island with his mother on a fishing trip. Carman, who lives in Vermont, was found eight days later in a life raft near Martha’s Vineyard. Nathan […]

  • Two men injured in Hartford shooting

    HARTFORD — Two men are alert and conscious after being shot in Hartford early Friday morning. According to police, the shooting happened at 435 Wethersfield Avenue. They were alerted to gunshots through ShotSpotter around 2 a.m. Two men were shot and were taken to Hartford Hospital. Wethersfield Avenue is open to traffic, but Barker Street is blocked off at this time as police continue to investigate.

  • Police investigating shooting in New Haven

    NEW HAVEN — Police are investigating shooting that took place in the 200 block of Valley Street near West Hills Road. New Haven Police Department said a gunshot victim was found at the location. No condition of the victim has been given at this time. This is a developing story.

  • West Nile virus detected in East Haven

    EAST HAVEN — West Nile virus has been detected in Connecticut for the first time this year. West Nile virus detected in East Haven it’s the first case this season. Philip Armstrong the director of the mosquito trapping program here in Connecticut told us West Nile virus is usually detected earlier in the season, but theres still plenty of time to see more cases. West Nile virus peaks in August and September. Most people believe their highest chance of getting […]

  • Statewide crackdown on drivers texting behind the wheel

    HARTFORD — You Drive. You Text. You Pay. That’s the message police departments across the state are spreading today. We got a chance to ride along with Trooper Mike Prescott as he hit the roads to enforce the law. It didn’t take long to find a driver with a phone in his hand. 1st offense will cost you $150, the second offense $300 and any after that $500 and some drivers think that fine isn’t high enough! “They should raise the […]

  • AG William Tong announces investigation into JUUL, an e-cigarette maker

    HARTFORD  — Attorney General William Tong announced an investigation into popular e-cigarette maker JUUL Wednesday. The investigation will center around the companies marketing practices and cessation claims. “Connecticut is today taking aggressive action to protect children and families across Connecticut and across this country,” said Tong. Tong claimed he believes the e-cigarette company’s marketing may be unlawful. JUUL markets itself as a “switch” alternative to traditional cigarettes. However, research has showed JUUL actually has more nicotine than a cigarette. “Yeah […]

  • State lawmakers respond to the state’s Hurricane Maria relief efforts as two year anniversary nears

    HARTFORD – September 20th will mark two years since Hurricane Maria hit Puerto Rico. More than 13,000 people came from Puerto Rico to Connecticut following Hurricane Maria, most of those people have since returned home to the island. But as we heard from lawmakers Tuesday, there’s a lot that could be improved if disaster was to strike again. Imagine waking up to no roof, no water and no food. It’s a grim reality thousands of people in Puerto Rico faced […]

  • Ex-boyfriend allegedly threatened to kill ex-girlfriend in a violent Portland home invasion

    Story by Jen Cuevas PORTLAND – Police said an ex-boyfriend allegedly threatened to kill his ex-girlfriend in a violent Portland home invasion over the weekend. Police said on early Sunday morning, Andrew Johnson, 27, of Milford, broke into his ex-girlfriend’s apartment and attacked her with a firearm. Johnson  was able to enter the apartment by forcing his way through a window. Police say he threatened the female victim by pointing a loaded firearm at her and said he would kill […]

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