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
  • Stanley Golf Course opens for the season

    NEW BRITAIN– Spring is here and for some it’s the beginning of golf season. Officials with the Stanley Golf Course say to dust off your clubs and start to stretch because the 2019 season has begun with a swing of a club by mayor Erin Stewart. They also say despite the cold temperatures they expect large crowds. Mayor Stewart said, “It’s recreation, right, it’s a way to bring our community together, it’s a way to bring people outside of our […]

  • Firefighters find 3 dead in Oxford house fire

    OXFORD -Three people died Saturday night after a fire destroyed a home on the 60 block of O’Neil Street. Terrified neighbors woke up screaming after a loud noise led them to find their neighbor’s home engulfed in flames. Dozens of phone calls were made to fire officials asking for help. Jenn Babb and her husband were among the many residents that rushed outside to see the fiery glow. Babb said, “We kept hearing this booming sound, and my husband was […]

  • Madison community bands together to provide 46,000 meals in Haiti

    MADISON—Community members banded together to make a difference overseas. Rotary club members from multiple districts near the shoreline packed 46,000 meals for families in Haiti. Over 150-people showed up on their day off to pack the high protein meals that will be distributed to the people of Dayere, a small rural community in Haiti. Marilyn Lowney who is the executive director of the Haitian Health foundation was excited to hear the Rotary community wanted to make a difference for the […]

  • Lawsuit filed against CCSU police, accusing officer of sexual assault

    NEW BRITAIN — A former eight-year veteran of the CCSU Police Department has filed a lawsuit in federal court, accusing a fellow officer of raping her on three occasions. The plaintiff, known as Jane Dow, says she was also subjected to sexual advances from officers. Also in the lawsuit, she claims she was raped by officer Cutis Lollar. Lollar was the subject of a report that came out in November regarding reported sexual assault at the department. That report led […]

  • Islamic community rallies together in wake of New Zealand shooting

    BRIDGEPORT– The Islamic community and other faith-based organizations here in Connecticut are rallying together after the New Zealand mass shooting were 49 people were killed at Christchurch. Wajid Ahmed like many others in the Ahmadiyya Muslim community in Meriden woke up and saw the violence that erupted in New Zealand. U.S Congressmen Jim Himes in a Bridgeport news conference said, “None of this is okay, we never respond to an attack of a group on one people and say well […]

  • Officials spread the word of 2020 census in Meriden

    MERIDEN — State and city leaders are getting out the word about the upcoming 2020 U.S. federal census. A news conference was held Thursday in Meridian were it is one of 20 towns that struggles to account for everyone. A problem, state leaders want to solve. Lt. Governor Susan Bysiewicz said, “We want everyone to know it’s important to respond to the U.S. census, the forms will be going out next spring, and for the first time you can do […]

  • 3 arrested in Glastonbury on prescription fraud charges

    GLASTONBURY — Three men appeared before a judge after police say the men attempted to buy promethazine with codeine, a drug commonly known as “lean”, from a CVS pharmacy on the New London Turnpike. Marlon Lissade, Kirk McGowan and Mark Smith are all facing separate counts of drug fraud, and criminal trespassing Lissade is facing counts of robbery and burglary in New York but has no history in Connecticut. McGowan also facing a robbery charge in New York as well. […]

  • WATCH: Manchester Animal Control looking for owner of neglected dog

    MANCHESTER — Manchester Animal Control is asking for the public’s help to find a person or family that may be breeding dogs that look like Shih Tzus or Shih Tzu mixes. According to a statement released on Facebook, the department impounded at least eight of these types of dogs in the last eight months. The dogs have been mostly male, between 1-to-4 years old, intact, and were found with extremely matted coats. Manchester animal control said the matting required rescuers […]

  • Gov. Lamont announces major highway construction project in Stamford

    STAMFORD — Gov. Lamont and other officials announced a major construction project in Stamford. Lamont announced plans to replace the Route 1 bridge over I-95 near exit 9 in Stamford. According to officials, this will be done through what officials are calling an ‘accelerated bridge construction’. Essentially, it means the current bridge will be replaced by dropping it and taking another pre-built bridge lifted in its place. Officials say it will only take two weekends. In 2014, the state used […]

  • Suspect arraigned in Hartford arson where 10 people were injured

    HARTFORD — The woman who officials say set fire to an apartment complex on Wethersfield Avenue in Hartford was arraigned in court Friday. 38-year-old Eladia Vasquez is being held on a $750,000 bond. In a police report, Vasquez admitted to police to starting the fire on the second floor of the apartment. Hartford Superior Court Judge Ann Lynch says the evidence against Vasquez makes it hard to see what Vasquez is calling a misunderstanding. Judge Lynch said, “I don’t think […]

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