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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
  • CT State Police sergeant under investigation after crashing into car; refuses medical treatment 

    SOUTHBURY – A State Police sergeant is being investigated after failing to stop at a stop sign and crashed into another car with a mother and daughter inside. On September 25th around 7:30 p.m., police said a retirement party was being held at the Black Hog Brewery in the afternoon for one of their own. They said Lisa and Madison Conroy were heading north on Route 188 in their Nissan Altima approaching Airport Road. That is when they said Sergeant […]

  • Senator Richard Blumenthal Calling On The FAA To Revamp Their Vintage Planes’ Safety Regulations

    HARTFORD — HARTFORD – Lawmakers are now questioning the safety of vintage planes in light of Wednesday’s tragic crash at Bradley International Airport. Senator Richard Blumenthal wrote a letter to the FAA suggesting they revamp their safety regulations when it comes to vintage planes with hopes future tragic crashes can be prevented. “They deserve safety as do people on the ground,” said Sen. Richard Blumenthal. In the two-page letter, he said vintage military aircraft play a big part in history, […]

  • NTSB begins moving vintage plane wreckage to ‘secure location’

    WINDSOR LOCKS — Two days after a vintage B-17 bomber plane crashed at Bradley International Airport, investigators are working to move the charred remains to another location. An NTSB spokesperson told FOX61 that crews were working to move the wreckage to a “secure location” as the investigation continues. Every piece of the crash site is considered evidence, the spokesperson said. As of Friday afternoon, the pieces of plane were still sitting about a thousand feet from runway six, where it […]

  • State police and NTSB provide updates on plane crash; victims identified 

    WINDSOR LOCKS – Connecticut State Police and the NTSB held their separate news conferences Wednesday afternoon where the victims were identified. Commissioner James Rovella read the names of those injured and killed. Among the victims was a former Vernon police Captain, Gary Mazzone, someone the commissioner knew well. Rob Riddell, 59, of East Granby was a business analyst at The Hartford. Ernest McCauley, 75 of Long Beach, California was known by many as Mac. Others were able to escape. Click […]

  • NTSB: Pilot in B-17 crash logged 7,300 hours in bomber

    WINDSOR LOCKS —  An official from the National Transportation Safety Board says the pilot in a deadly Connecticut plane crash had more than 7,000 hours’ experience flying B-17s. The pilot, Ernest McCauley, was among the seven people killed in the crash Wednesday at Bradley International Airport. Board member Jennifer Homendy said at a news conference Thursday that McCauley had flown with the foundation that owned the plane for over 20 years and had flown the bombers for 7,300 hours. She […]

  • Killingworth couple speaks out after bear attacks, kills their goats

    KILLINGWORTH – A couple is speaking out after their two goats were attacked and killed by a black bear Sunday morning. Cathy M said she was on her porch when she heard one of the goats crying, something that is typical when they want love and attention. Seconds later, she realized something was wrong. “All of a sudden, it turned and it clicked and I’m like oh my God, it’s a bear!” said Cathy M of Killingworth. She immediately notified […]

  • Middletown Mayor Dan Drew Urges People To Not Panic About EEE

    MIDDLETOWN — The number of reported cases of EEE around the nation are continuing to pop up, including right here in Connecticut. Several legislators are requesting that highly impacted towns be sprayed for everyone’s safety, but some officials feel a different way. So far in the state, there have been two people who have died from EEE in Old Lyme and East Lyme respectively. The deaths sparked an urgent reaction from the governor to create signs on highways, warning people […]

  • Legislators ask Gov. Lamont to consider targeted aerial spraying for EEE

    EAST LYME – Lawmakers joined forces in addressing the EEE crisis in the state after two people died from the virus. East Lyme and Old Lyme were two of the towns where people died. 20 legislators, both Democrats and Republicans, sent a letter to Governor Lamont Friday to urge him to consider targeted aerial spraying in highly impacted areas. Democratic Senator Cathy Osten said this was done in 1996 and was proved to be very effective. “They would have it […]

  • Police increasing presence at Shelton High School following threatening Snapchat video 

    SHELTON – More information was revealed about the Shelton High School student accused of posting the threatening video on Snapchat. That student appeared in court Thursday afternoon. Police said Eliezer Reyes, 18 of Shelton posted a video saying he would shoot people at the school if anyone tried to mess with him. During his arraignment, his attorney argued Reyes posted that because he was sticking up for his sister. Police and security made their presence known at the high school […]

  • NAACP holds rally and faces Shelton Board of Ed in light of blackface incidents across the state 

    SHELTON – Teens in several towns across the state have been caught in blackface scandals. On Wednesday night, the NAACP called on school districts to punish those who are responsible. Members held a rally outside of the Shelton Intermediate School where they then went inside to face the Board of Education to demand changes. Shelton is one of six towns grappling with situations where teens have been learning that blackface is not okay. “Nothing has been done. That’s why you […]

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