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Audrey Kuchen joined the FOX61 team in 2010. She has you covered Monday through Friday, anchoring the FOX61 News at 5, 10 and 11 p.m. alongside Lorenzo Hall and Brent Hardin.

Audrey comes to FOX61 from Southern Oregon, where she was the main anchor for KMVU-TV Fox 26 and KOBI NBC-5. While there, she worked as the spokesperson for “Smart Choices Healthy Lives,” a campaign to fight childhood obesity and promote nutrition and physical fitness in schools.

She also served on several panels during televised U.S. Senate and state gubernatorial debates. Audrey was voted the “Best Local TV Personality” by Southern Oregon Magazine’s Reader’s Choice Awards, as well as a “Favorite Television Personality” by the MailTribune.

At the state Senate in Phoenix, Audrey worked as a political journalist, reporting on groundbreaking anti-bullying laws in schools, controversial illegal immigration legislation and unique right to bar arms issues in the Grand Canyon State.

In the City by the Bay, Audrey worked as a reporter for the HomeTown NewsNetwork, covering everything from San Francisco nightlife, to art, sports and local government.

Audrey earned her degree in media arts and journalism from the University of Arizona. She is a member of the Gamma Phi Beta sorority.

A Connecticut native, Audrey was raised in Madison and graduated from Daniel Hand High School. She lives on the Connecticut shoreline with her husband Andy and her two young children.

Recent Articles
  • Teens and body image: A fragile mix

    Kids are spending a ton of time on online, competing to rack up “likes.” According to  Common Sense Media teens are spending about nine hours a day scrolling, posting, liking, sharing- staring at screens. Maisie Watson, 13, says she likes SnapChat and Instagram because, ” I feel like I’m really I like being connected.. to my friends, to my community.” For the most part it’s fun, but not always. Ashleigh Holmes, 14,  said, “I feel like every year you get more […]

  • An indepth look at the dangers of vaping

    Becky Rodburn, the mother of a 12 year old middle schooler in Cromwell attended a community forum on the dangers of vaping with her whole family because she says, ” It wasn’t around when we were growing up. It’s something completely new. I don’t know anything about vaping at all.” What they learned from a panel of experts, from doctors to school professionals, is pretty scary for some parents. Vaping is rampant and your kid’s are probably doing it, earlier […]

  • Gubernatorial candidates answer questions in West Hartford

    WEST HARTFORD – On Sunday The public was invited to the Emanuel Synagogue of West Hartford, to ask  questions of the three leading candidates for governor questions about a myriad of Connecticut’s issues. Subjects- from legalizing recreational pot, to electronic toll revenue to repair state roads and bridges, both of which democrat Ned Lamont says he’ll do. “We need a governor who is going to be absolutely fearless when it comes to shaking up the old way of doing business and taking on the entrenched interests in Hartford and making the changes we need to get this state growing again.” Republican […]

  • National Guard returns from storm ravaged North Carolina

    WINDSOR LOCKS  — Members of the Connecticut National Guard are being welcomed home after helping with hurricane relief efforts in North Carolina. The 11 guardsmen, assigned to a UH-60 Black Hawk and CH-47 Chinook helicopters, have spent more than a week in the state. They’re scheduled to return to the Windsor Locks Readiness Center on Sunday. Their missions have included bringing first responders and thousands of pounds of equipment and supplies into areas hit hard by Hurricane Florence. They’ve also […]

  • Survivor of Lawrence fires seeks to rebuild

    “I thank the lord I made it out.” Annie V. Wilson, like dozens of Massachusetts residents, is still trying to come to grips with losing her home during Thursdays natural gas explosions. “It`s still gives me goosebumps. I lost everything. I have nothing.” She says when she opened her front door, the smoke was overwhelming and fire quickly consumed her apartment in South Lawrence. Her pet parakeets flew away as she evacuated. The 73-year-old was forced to leave behind her […]

  • EXCLUSIVE: Disabled sports fans take part in some on-field action with New Britain Bees

    NEW BRITAIN —  For a second year straight, Bryce Weiler, co-founder of the Beautiful Lives Project, has organized pregame events at the stadium, inviting sports fans with disabilities on the field to play ball with the pros. New Britain Bees’ owner, Anthony Lacovone said Bryce’s drive to make sports accessible to everyone is inspiring. “Bryce reached out to me, his first sentence got me an email to me which was I’m a blind 26-year-old color commentator for baseball and I […]

  • Madison’s VIBE show choir dominate national scene with winning work ethic

    MADISON —  VIBE show choir from Daniel Hand High School is getting a lot of attention for their work ethic and winning. The group of 75 handpicked singers, dancers, musicians, have a winning track record, coming out on top at elite competitions all over the country for years. But it’s a rigorous process to get in. Each year about 90 people try out for just 20 spots. Once you’re in, it’s on with professional choreography, late night rehearsals and competitions […]

  • Vernon family warns parents about danger of batteries in children’s toys

    VERNON —  Like so many toddlers, pretty much everything in reach goes towards the mouth. Back in December, when Cameron was playing with his toys, mom, Marisa Soto’s instincts kicked in. “He looked okay kind of you could tell he was in discomfort and something was wrong but it look like he probably had a sore throat.” Out of precaution, she took him to an ER down the street, and as the clock ticked, and what was wrong remained undiagnosed […]

  • Glastonbury daycare worker sentenced in abuse case

    MANCHESTER —  A former daycare worker will serve time in an abuse case. Nicole Mayo was sentenced in Manchester superior court Thursday to 6 years in prison, suspended after 20 months. She will also serve five years probation. Mayo was arrested March 18, 2017. She was charged with three counts of risk of injury to a minor and disorderly conduct. Police also arrested Meegan Beach, 40, of Hebron. She was charged with three counts each of failure to report child […]

  • Hartford council president asked to resign by other members

    HARTFORD — The president of the Hartford City Council has been asked to resign by the other eight members of the city’s governing body. The council members issued a statement Thursday in the wake of a complaint filed against Thomas “TJ” Clarke II with the state Commission on Human Rights and Opportunities. The complaint filed last month by a former aide, became public on Tuesday. Among other things, the woman accuses Clarke of making inappropriate comments and sending her sexually […]

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