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Brent anchors the FOX61 News at 5 and 11 p.m.

From chasing tornadoes in the Midwest’s infamous “Tornado Alley,” to reporting live from the Olympic Games in Atlanta, Brent Hardin has had lots of exciting experiences in TV news.

He’s interviewed interesting and famous people including Bill Clinton, Jimmy Carter, and Jay Leno. He’s stood shoulder to shoulder with doctors while they performed a kidney transplant, and he’s been honored with a number of broadcasting awards along the way.

Brent and a fellow reporter were honored with a first place Associated Press award and an Emmy nomination for their coverage of a major rowhouse fire in Pennsylvania. Brent was honored with a first place award by the Oklahoma Associated Press, and was named “Environmental Reporter of the Year” by the Oklahoma Sierra Club. His newscast in Kansas City received a Certificate of Merit from the Missouri Association of Broadcasters.

Brent grew up in Los Angeles, Phoenix, Denver, Dallas, and Houston. Since entering TV news, he’s lived in Tulsa, Harrisburg, and Kansas City. He, his wife and two daughters live in Avon, Connecticut and are loving every minute of it.


Recent Articles
  • FOX61 EXCLUSIVE: Justina Pelletier’s family speaks out after hospital ordeal

    WEST HARTFORD —  This summer marks five years since Justina Pelletier was released from Boston Children’s Hospital and allowed to return to her West Hartford home. Back in February 2013, the hospital advised the Department of Children and Families in Massachusetts to take custody of Justina when her parents wanted to take her to another medical facility. They claim doctors refused to accept Justina’s previous diagnosis of mitochondrial disease, and treated her instead for psychological problems. She was held against her and […]

  • Is your child addicted to video games? Here are some options that may help

    HARTFORD —  Britain’s Prince Harry raised some eyebrows last month when he suggested the video game Fortnite should be banned. His point was the game is so addictive, it’s ruining lives. And he’s right. An estimated 250 million people play Fortnite around the world, and some of them are, in fact, addicted to it. So if you’re a parent, and you don’t want your kids disappearing down that particular rabbit hole, what do you do? FOX61’s Brent Hardin talked to […]

  • Wadsworth Atheneum celebrates the homecoming of a master

    You don’t have to be an art expert to recognize the names hanging on the walls at Hartford’s Wadsworth Atheneum. Degas… Cezanne… Gauguin… There’s even a renoir painting of Monet painting… call it a 19th century version of a social media post. And in one corner of the Kriebel Family Gallery… one of the most recognizable paintings in the world. One of a series of self portraits by Vincent Van Gogh, until recently thought to be the only Van Gogh […]

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    Information on sex abuse cases released by Archdiocese of Hartford

    HARTFORD — The Archdiocese of Hartford released information Tuesday, regarding clerical sexual abuse of minors in the archdiocese. The archdiocese post the information at Promise.archdioceseofhartford.org  The website was very slow to respond when it was first released. The list of clergy is below. Last week, Jesuits in Northeast posted list of priests accused of abuse and 16 of them had Connecticut connections.  The Roman Catholic Archdiocese of Hartford says it has paid $50.6 million to settle priest sexual abuse claims over the […]

  • Connecticut woman determined to walk again following serious car accident in Brazil

    HARTFORD —  Alive, but changed. “I remember everything. I saw the truck in front of us and then the car spinning and going down the hill,” said Neusa Chamberlin. “And when the car stopped, immediately, I didn’t feel my legs.” It was a crash that severed Neusa’s spine, taking away the use of her legs, and her hands, leaving only limited use of her arms. A vibrant woman who loved hiking and biking and kayaking, was now physically nearly helpless. But her […]

  • Woman blames death of Griswold family on botched fake robbery

    NEW LONDON — Court records show a woman accused in the deaths of three members of a Connecticut family told investigators the slayings were the result of a botched fake robbery. Ruth Correa says she and her brother, Sergio, met with Matthew Lindquist on Dec. 20 to exchange drugs for guns kept inside his parents’ Griswold home. Court records unsealed Tuesday show Ruth Correa said Lindquist told them to tie him up and make it look like the guns were […]

  • Desperate Hamden residents finally receive relief

    HAMDEN — If you had no idea that you were in the middle of typically well traveled Shepard Avenue in Hamden, you would think you were in the wilderness. The devastation a tornado left in its wake late Tuesday afternoon isolated residents on the north end of town from the rest of the community, until Thursday morning. “Get us on TV and get some help,” yelled a desperate Arlene Pregman to FOX61 videographer John Roll, as he climbed over scores […]

  • Plant-based burger is now available in Connecticut

    HARTFORD —  The old saying is, you cant squeeze blood from a turnip. But the new reality is, yeah, you really can. In fact, a California company called “Impossible Foods” has been squeezing blood from plants for years and using it to “beef up” the taste of its veggie burger. It’s called the “Impossible Burger”, and it has been a big hit on talk shows and news programs and also YouTube. After years of perfecting the product and ramping up […]

  • EXCLUSIVE: Hartford Police Academy using yoga to help cope with stressful situations

    HARTFORD – Yoga is not really a new idea, but it’s being used in a new way in Connecticut and all over the United States. Yoga takes serious core strength and body control, but that’s not what makes it valuable for law enforcement training. It’s the mental mastery yoga offers that has police academies rolling out the floor mats. “You need to be as physically strong as possible, but you also need to be mentally prepared for the job at […]

  • 4 students hit by gunfire at Los Angeles school; 12-year-old girl in custody

    Police arrested a 12-year-old girl Thursday after a morning shooting at a Los Angeles middle school left five people injured, including two with significant gunshot wounds, officials said. The girl, who was not identified because she is a juvenile, faces charges of negligent discharge of a firearm, police spokesman Tony Im said. A 15-year-old boy was shot in the head but doctors stabilized him, said officials at Los Angeles County+USC Medical Center. A 15-year-old girl who was shot in the […]

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