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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
  • Wish-On-Wheels Convoy brings smiles to kids for the 20th year

    EAST HARTFORD– Make-A-Wish held its 20th Wish On Wheels and brought over 200 volunteers to make the one-day-event go one without a hitch. From Blackhawks, to famous wrestlers and trucks, Make-A- Wish didn’t disappoint. Every year there are about 250 kids in the state with a life threatening medical condition, those are the kids make-a-wish wants to help. Officials say the best way to help is to put a smile on their faces. Pam Keough who is the President of […]

  • DeLauro, public health officials to call for ban on e-cigarettes, vaping products

    NEW HAVEN  — Officials from both the medical and political field are taking a stand against big tobacco companies as they tackles what they are calling a vaping epidemic. Congresswoman Rasa DeLauro and other medical officials say there is an epidemic among us nationally and here in Connecticut in the form of vaping. “We had one case, then three cases then we had five cases, so that was just in the morning of the five cases by the afternoon it […]

  • UConn student identified as victim of Tolland car crash

    STORRS– A community is in mourning after a college student, 20-year-old Nathan Patrick Sterling, died after veering off the road and hitting two trees. Next month, October, would have been Nathan’s 21st birthday, but instead of this being a happy time for friends and family this is now a time of grief. On Peter Green Rd. near Tolland Stage Road, you can still see remnants of the car Nathan was driving. Sterling was not wearing his seat-belt at the time […]

  • Fox attacked people in East Lyme; Officials issue warning

    EAST LYME — Officials issued warnings to residents Monday after a fox that may carry rabies attacked people and was not captured. Police said around 10:20 am they were called to a home on Heritage Drive that two people had been attacked by an animal that was believed to be a fox. “You can smell the odor of a skunk and about 45 minutes later one of our neighbors came down the street and pulled us into our driveway because […]

  • Man killed during domestic call was Berlin High School psychologist

    EAST HARTFORD– One man is dead and a woman is seriously injured after a domestic dispute, a dispute that left one officer injured. Hartford police said they received a 911 call from this home on Skyline Drive shortly after 6 p.m. Thursday that resulted in what they call a violent tragedy. Residents said watching events unfold was heart-wrenching. Officials identified the man killed as  43-year-old John Carras. A statement Friday from Berlin High School Principal Eileen Eustis says Carras had […]

  • Hearing held on new murder trial for illegal immigrant

    NEW LONDON — An illegal immigrant whose murder conviction was thrown out for improper evidence was back before a judge Thursday. FOX61 had the only cameras rolling as he appeared in court. Jean Jacques back in court after the overturning of his murder convictions back in July, now officials are trying to try him on the same charge but using different evidence. 45-year-old Jean Jacques is accused of killing 25-year-old Casey Chadwick by stabbing her to death. Police say Chadwick’s […]

  • Popular pizza shop in West Haven closing its doors

    WEST HAVEN  — Marino’s is known for their pizza has been a staple in the West Haven community for the past 16 years, but this month the family-owned restaurant will be closing its doors for the last time. Customers of Marino’s pizza have shown their discontent for the closed sign that the owners say will be permanent. Bittersweet moments at Marino’s as the owners get ready to say goodbye to the business for the last time. Nina Marino who is […]

  • Haddam Neck Fair draws large crowd for Labor Day weekend

    HADDAM — The Haddam Neck Fair is underway and residents say coming to this fair was the best way to end the summer. From the horse show to the bovine showcase this fair has been putting smiles on residents for the past 108 years. “We see a lot of the people come every year, it’s nice to interact with them, they tell us how much fun they have, this is their favorite fair, they always come,” said one of the […]

  • Bristol’s second annual farmer’s market recognizes International Overdose Day

    BRISTOL– The city of Bristol held its second farmer’s market recognized International Overdose Day Saturday. From the music, market and vendors, Bristol made it a mission to address the pressing community issue. “So in the town or city of Bristol has quite a large population of opioid users you know at Wheeler Clinic we see new people every day,” said Director of Outpatient Service for Wheeler Clinic Courtney Pope. Pope said the goal in Saturday’s booth at the farmer’s market […]

  • Amazon hosts hiring event in New Haven

    NEW HAVEN  — More than 300 people turned out for Amazon’s 5th hiring event. Amazon has been looking to hire over 1,800 people, which is a hiring volume officials say you don’t see often. Bill Villano is the President and CEO Workforce Alliance which helped in the hiring event said, ”I think it’s rare in the high volume of hires Amazon is going to do, Amazon initial hire will be 1,800 people in North Haven and at some point may […]

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