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Brian Didlake II joined Fox61 in March of 2019 as a Reporter/Multimedia Journalist

Born in Louisiana and raised around the world, Brian is a proud army brat and currently serves in the U.S. Army reserves.

He graduated from Middle Tennessee State University #TrueBlue with a major in Broadcast Journalism and a minor in International Relations; which contributes to his love of international news and foreign affairs.

He started his career in journalism in Chattanooga, Tennessee working for a local CBS affiliate then NBC.
In his time in Tennessee, Brian has covered a wide range of stories, from natural disasters like the fatal flooding in Soddy-Daisy, TN to breaking content exclusively where one Hamilton County Sheriff’s deputy was reprimanded after video was uncovered of the deputy punching and kicking a man in handcuffs.

In Brian’s spare time you can find him working out at the gym, reading a book, painting, or participating in spoken word events.

If you have a story idea for Brian or would just like to say “Hello” feel free to send him an email at Brian Didlake II or connect with him on social media.

Recent Articles
  • EXCLUSIVE: Man who helped save Hartford residents from fire called ‘a hero’

    HARTFORD — Two adults and a child are in the hospital after a fire on Warner Street The fire broke out in the two-unit building just before 4 p.m. on Wednesday. Fire officials said that two electric scooters might have been the cause of the fire. “There were some scooters on the outside that were on fire so it could’ve potentially gone up the side of the house,” said Assistant Fire Chief Rodney Barco. One woman with second and third-degree […]

  • Thompson man charged after assaulting, striking elderly crossing guard with car

    THOMPSON — Bruised and scarred 71-year-old Rocky Navarro says he is still sore after being run over and beaten by what police call an angry parent. FOX61 sat down with Navarro and he says, “I was scared cuz I was like what the heck.” Police say 31-year old Jason Beshaw was the driver who attacked Navarro was on the crosswalk near the Thompson Early Childhood Center where parents and children were being dismissed from school. Beshaw is said by police […]

  • There’s snow in those Northwest hills!

    NORFOLK— Snow came down on the Northwest Hills of the state causing some to change their plans for the evening and others took advantage of the fresh powder. FOX61 was monitoring the roadways when a crew came across Brandy Sharack and her son shoveling their driveway in Norfolk.  “We’re shoveling unfortunately, it’s pretty cold and it’s snowing, “ said Sharack.  Local resident say this part of the state is called the “Ice Box” and although Brandy and her son weren’t […]

  • Students storm field at halftime of Harvard-Yale to protest

    NEW HAVEN — The 136th edition of “The Game” between Harvard and Yale was delayed Saturday at halftime when over 200 protesters took over the field. The protesters stormed the field with a simple message; to start making a change and stop investing in fossil fuel companies. Social action organizations from both Ivy League schools called on the universities to stop their investments towards fossil fuel companies and cancel the Puerto Rican debt. Protesters cited the continued struggle in Puerto […]

  • State leaders urge Trump administration to tackle vaping crisis; ask AG to sue manufacturer

    HARTFORD— President Donald Trump met with vaping industry executives to discuss what health experts are calling a vaping crisis. At the same time, Connecticut’s leaders are urging the attorney general to file a lawsuit against one of the biggest vape manufacturers in the country, Juul Labs. State Senator Saud Anwar claims there’s a case to be made the Juul used deceptive and misleading marketing. “Juul has engaged in unscrupulous practices that have essentially hooked a substantial portion of a generation […]

  • Meriden city councilman speaks out after being accused of assaulting two judicial marshals

    MERIDEN — The Meriden City Councilman whose charges were dismissed last Friday, after an altercation with law enforcement, is speaking out. Miguel Castro’s charges were dismissed this past Friday after being accused of assaulting two judicial marshals in December 2018. Miguel Castro has been in and out of the courts approximately 12 times. The charges stemmed from the councilman’s arrest when he and others went to the Meriden city courthouse to assist a New Haven family. An undocumented father of […]

  • Charges dismissed against Meriden city councilman accused of assaulting two judicial marshals

    MILFORD — Charges were dismissed Friday in the case of a Meriden city councilman who was accused of assaulting two judicial marshals in December of 2018. Miguel Castro has been in and out of the courts approximately 12 times. The charges stemmed from the councilman being arrested when he and others went to the Meriden city courthouse to assist a New Haven family. An undocumented father of five was to be released from state custody and immigrant rights advocates were […]

  • Meriden city councilman’s court appearance cancelled

    MILFORD — A Meriden city councilman who is accused of assaulting two judicial marshals back in December was expected to appear in court Thursday, but the appearance was cancelled. But that didn’t stop supporters from showing up to voice their opinions. Miguel Castro wasn’t even able to enter the courtroom in Milford before he was told that his court date has been moved again. Castro was charged after police accused him of assaulting two judicial marshals during an ice protest […]

  • influenza

    First on FOX61: Two deaths from flu in Connecticut last week: DPH

    HARTFORD— The Connecticut Department of Public Health is reported first with the FOX61 that there are two influenza deaths being reported for the beginning of the 2019-2020 flu season. The deaths were reported last week and involved a resident of Litchfield County and a resident of Fairfield county, both of whom were over 65 years old. To date, a total of 47 hospitalized patients with laboratory-confirmed influenza admitted between August 25 and November 9, 2019 have been reported to DPH. […]

  • Waterbury Food Bank Seeks Thanksgiving Help

    WATERBURY— One food pantry is seeking help from the public after it says it may not be able to feed hundreds of needy people this Thanksgiving. According to the executive director, Barbara Ann Dublin, the Greater Waterbury Interfaith Ministries May not be able to feed the 300 or more people expected to line the streets waiting for a hot meal on Thanksgiving, but workers say either way their working for one purpose. Jennifer Jones, a volunteer, explained, “It’s so wonderful […]

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