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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
  • PGA’s girls and women tournament ended Sunday with Aimee Caligiore as the winner

    HARTFORD– PGA’s girls and women tournament ended Sunday Aimee Caligiore. Officials with the PGA’s Connecticut Section is in its 4th year hosting the girls and women tournament. Players competed along the more than 5,543 yard course all looking to earn top golfer. Executive Director of the competition, Thomas Hantke said, “They really enjoy, they enjoy the intensity of it, the competition of it… the comradely of seeing their fellow competitors.” Hantke says this tournament is the milestone of getting the […]

  • Second annual Song Strong 5k held in Guilford

    Guilford– The second annual Song Strong 5k took place Saturday drawing out hundreds of runners and volunteers. The run comes after Ethan’s Law was signed by Governor Ned Lamont this past Monday. Runners were able to participate in the 5k, while crowds were able to enjoy activities like face painting. Ethan’s family says the passing of the bill helps them keep moving forward. Mike Song, Ethan’s father said, “It made me feel really proud, excited that my son will have […]

  • Veteran remembers Connecticut’s contribution to World War Two

    WEST HARTFORD– Events around the state are honoring Connecticut residents who served in World War Two. Ben Cooper has dedicated his life to making sure younger generations will know what it means to come from a time where serving truly meant protecting freedom. Cooper explained, “It was hell… holy hell.. It was hell it was unbelievable.” Corporal Cooper came into the military at a time where he says it was only luck that brought him home.. 6,649 service-members from Connecticut […]

  • City of Hartford looking to re-vamp housing code

    HARTFORD—The city is looking to re-vamp its housing code and this comes after what many residents say are calling an invasion of slum lords. No more slum lordS a chant repeated as Hartford mayor Luke Bronin announced a proposal to change the city’s housing code. Mayor Bronin, “If we do it right, and this is the start of that process to do it right what it can do is give us more tools to be more effective.” The nearly 50-page […]

  • EXCLUSIVE: Family reacts after a suspect in New Haven murder case is arraigned in court

    NEW HAVEN — The suspect accused of killing a man in New Haven last week appeared in court Wednesday for the first time, fox61 was the only one in the courtroom as James Tobin was arraigned.  Prosecutors said they have a very strong case against 34-year-old James Tobin, but attorney’s representing Tobin say it’s more than one side to the story.  Frank Cirillo, who is an attorney representing Tobin said, “You know this case is going to go down to whether you believe […]

  • Wethersfield residents concerned after rail line re-opens after being dormant for over a decade

    WETHERSFIELD– A rail line that was dormant for over 10-years is about to be put back into use and neighbors are concerned over certain safety measures. Robert Fabrizi and his family recently moved back to Wethersfield and said he is worried about the school-aged children crossing the tracks. Fabrizi said, “A lot of children walk up through the street to the school so that is definitely a concern and a lot of traffic coming up and down the street. Even with […]

  • ‘I can’t even sleep at night’: Meriden resident express concerns over automated train alert system

    MERIDEN– Some residents near a rail line said a new warning system is too loud and goes off too often. These automated horns warn when trains are passing through near Cooper St. in Meriden. Sarah Marnalse lives next to the tracks and said, “It’s like an alarm clock and I wake up every time, the go off at 10, 11, 1, 2, 3.” Marnalse said her and other neighbors problem isn’t with the sound of the train whistle, but the […]

  • WWII Veteran honored with key to Middletown on Memorial Day

    MIDDLETOWN —  Out of all the festivities and parades in remembrance of Memorial Day, one veteran said this holiday is something special to him. Angelo Bartolotta said he was there when allied forces faced incredible odds on D-day during World War Two. He was just 18 at the time when he was drafted and shipped off to war as a part of the 110th Anti-Aircraft Battalion which landed on Omaha Beach. Bartolotta said, “So I was there during the second […]

  • West Haven community honors veterans in Walk of Honor

    WEST HAVEN– The West Haven community came together Saturday to honor those who gave the ultimate sacrifice while serving the country. 51 new names of veterans both gone and some still alive were added to the brick walkway. West Haven officials celebrated the 12th phase of the brick veteran’s walk of honor. The 100-yard walk remembers and honors those who have served – those who have passed and are still with us –a powerful vigil for veterans. Dennis Bacinello is a […]

  • EXCLUSIVE: Family, friends gather in Milford to remember New Haven homicide victim

    MILFORD— A young man was killed in New Haven this past Tuesday and days later family and friends are sharing the memory of their loved one. 28-year-old Thomas Hart was shot and killed near Congress Avenue, the details surrounding the shooting is still unclear. A vigil was held Friday in Milford to honor his memory, multiple people sharing their fondest moments. Matthew Mantini who is a childhood friend of Hart said, “There is not like one thing you can remember […]

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