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Carmen Chau joined the FOX61 news team in April of 2017 as a nightside reporter.

Carmen is proud to call herself an 860 native where she is from East Hartford. Go Hornets! She then attended Eastern Connecticut State University for her undergraduate degree in Communications and Political Science. While at Eastern, she was heavily involved with the campus’s TV news station known as News 22. It was her first taste of the fast-paced broadcasting world and she knew it was exactly what she wanted to do. There, she anchored, reported, and also did behind-the-scenes work.

After graduating at Eastern, Carmen went to Quinnipiac University to receive her Master’s Degree in Broadcast Journalism.
She was lucky to have some of the most talented and inspiring professors of whom she now considers as her mentors. During her last year of graduate school, Carmen did an in-depth, multi-media piece on the controversies surrounding autism, where she interviewed two of her friends who carried this disability. Her graduate project had a lasting impact on her as she was able to understand the challenges they endure on a regular basis. She also participated in several Autism 5 Walks/Runs throughout Connecticut to help raise money for several organizations.

It was the summer of 2012 when Carmen got her first TV reporting job in Hagerstown, Maryland at WHAG-TV. Nervous to move seven hours away from home, it turned out to be one of the best choices she made. She spent three years there being a multi-media reporter and also anchored and produced the weekend morning newscasts.

With hopes to move up the map, she was lucky enough to call Albany, New York her next home in 2015. Spending two years at News 10 ABC, Carmen worked several shifts but consistently reported for the 10 and 11 p.m. newscasts, covering breaking news stories each day. That chapter closed in April 2017 where is now able to finally come back to Connecticut to join the FOX61 News team.

Carmen is thrilled to be able to cover stories that matter not only to her, but to her friends and family as well. During her spare time, she enjoys going for runs outside, doing yoga, spending time with her mom of whom she is very close with, and catching up on the latest shows on Netflix!

Recent Articles
  • New Haven Fire Department honors 14-year veteran fallen firefighter

    NEW HAVEN – It has been ten years since a well-known New Haven firefighter died after a tragic incident. His fellow friends of the fire department along with his family honored his legacy through a dedication ceremony. “It’s just an honor to not have my brother forgotten,” said Mary Beth Reardon-Miklos, sister of Patrick Reardon. Reardon was a 14-year old veteran of the New Haven Fire Department. He had a long family history within the department which easily made him […]

  • Black Lives Matter Protest held in Hamden for a fourth day 

    HAMDEN – There was more outrage Friday evening following the officer involved shooting in New Haven. Protestors chanted the names of the two people who were shot at by police as they took to the streets for a fourth straight night. FOX 61 also learned new information surrounding that shooting. A source said the body cam footage will show the driver, Paul Witherspoon III was unarmed when those officers opened fire. That video is expected to be released next week. […]

  • Parts of some towns and cities under water from flooded Connecticut River

    GLASTONBURY – The Connecticut River has been flooded for the past couple of days from all the snow melt from far up north. Several towns and cities have been seeing the effects and it is expected to get worse. “This is probably the highest I’ve seen it since I’ve been here,” said Vincent Papa of Rocky Hill. Papa lived on the upper floor of an apartment on Shadbush Drive in Rocky Hill. He said for the past couple of days, […]

  • Protestors demand Yale University release name of officer involved with shooting

    NEW HAVEN – There are still many unanswered questions surrounding the officer involved shooting from Tuesday morning. Black Lives Matter protesters continued to march the streets Wednesday evening to send a message. They made it clear they will continue to put Yale University on blast until they release the involved officer’s name. The Hamden Police Department released the name of the officer seen firing several rounds in the surveillance footage. He has been identified as Devin Eaton who has been […]

  • Waterbury Stop & Shop strike means an empty parking lot

    WATERBURY – The strike for Stop & Shop workers across the state continued for a second day. Workers did not give up in fighting for their future without pay. The Stop & Shop on Wolcott Street in Waterbury is typically very busy but on Friday, the parking lot was practically empty as everyone shuffled across the street to ShopRite. “I’m afraid to cross the picket line,” said Lena Geraci of Wolcott. Former grocery store worker Lena Geraci said she is […]

  • Cost of tolls released, pushback continues

    WALLINGFORD – Governor Ned Lamont revealed just how much tolls would cost you on your commute. Republicans reacted at a packed forum Wednesday evening on the issue in Wallingford. It was standing room only at the forum to the point where people flooded out to the hallway. “I don’t want to have to pay a dime more in taxes than I have to,” said Richard Kronbel of Wallingford. Kronbel is not alone. He and almost everyone in the forum raised […]

  • Police investigation taking place on Mohegan Sun property

    MONTVILLE — A police investigation is taking place on the property near the Mohegan Sun complex. According to officials, about 9 a.m., grounds keeping crews notified the tribal police department of a discovery on in a wooded area adjacent to Cove Road. Officials said, “The investigation is being conducted by the Mohegan Tribal Police Department in conjunction with the Connecticut State Police Major Crime Squad, New London County State’s Attorney’s Office and Office of the Chief Medical Examiner.”

  • Two hundred marijuana plants seized in Bloomfield drug bust

    Written by Andrew Breunig BLOOMFIELD – Two people have been arrested and two hundred Marijuana plants were seized by Bloomfield police this Wednesday morning. Working alongside the Federal DEA and Eversource Investigators, Bloomfield Police entered the home at 9 Overbrook Farms Road without incident, where the two suspects, Tuan Huynh,47, and Chanh Nguyen,46, were arrested. The two men have been charged with possession of a controlled substance, possession of drug paraphernalia in operation of a drug factory and larceny in […]

  • Wallingford town council votes to pass resolution opposing tolls 

    WALLINGFORD — It was a lot of back and forth at Tuesday’s town council meeting over tolls. Members voted to pass the resolution of opposing tolls, but this is just the first of many steps before anything is official. The vote stood at 5-3 opposing the idea of tolls. Council chambers may not have been packed, but the words of concerned residents came across loud and clear. Darrell Stancuna was so against the idea he went up to speak twice […]

  • Legislative committee approves bill that could lead to legalizing marijuana sales

    HARTFORD – The Judiciary Committee voted on legalizing recreational marijuana and those votes were still coming down Monday evening. So far, the results have shown members are in favor of the bill. Senator Dennis Bradley was one of many Democrats to show support for the bill. The measure would give people who have been convicted of minor marijuana offenses in the past a second chance. Senator Douglas McCrory said all they would have to do is show a police report […]

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