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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
  • East Hartford PD searching for mother who allegedly kept silent about her son’s sexual abuse in exchange for money

    EAST HARTFORD – Police are on the search for a mother who is accused of looking the other way knowing her son was being sexually abused. There is a warrant out for Angel Carillo. They said she never reported her son’s sexual abuse and instead, they said she was extorting money from the suspect in exchange for silence. Carillo is facing charges of risk of injury to a minor and first degree larceny. It all started in March when according […]

  • Thompson man arrested and charged for alleged kidnapping and sexual assault of 12-year old girl in Massachusetts

    WEBSTER, MA – A Connecticut man accused of kidnapping a girl in Massachusetts and sexually assaulting her was arrested and charged Wednesday. Police said these are always tough crimes to investigate, but thanks to technology and good police work, the suspect was caught. Police said back on May 31, the 12-year old girl was meeting up with a friend at a park on May Street in Webster, but her friend was not able to make it. She was then approached […]

  • Thompson man is charged with kidnapping and sexually assaulting Massachusetts girl

    WEBSTER, Mass. —  A Connecticut man accused of kidnapping a girl in Massachusetts and sexually assaulting her was arrested and charged Wednesday. Police said these are always tough crimes to investigate, but thanks to technology and good police work, the suspect was caught. Police said back on May 31, the 12-year old girl was meeting up with a friend at a park on May Street in Webster, but her friend was not able to make it. She was then approached […]

  • FOX61 EXCLUSIVE: Hartford resident angry at poor maintenance of Spring Grove Cemetery

    HARTFORD – One man is fired up and asked for help after he found his brother’s cemetery a mess. Chad Johnson’s life was cut short in a car accident in 2000. He was laid to rest at the Spring Grove Cemetery on Main Street. As time went on, the back of the cemetery was in disarray. Chad’s brother, Stanley Johnson said a giant tree tumbled down and crushed some of the tombstones and monuments. There were layers of dirt and […]

  • West Haven police identify 2 suspects in case of dog burned to death

    WEST HAVEN —  It has been one week since a dog was set on fire and killed at the Sandy Point Beach parking lot in West Haven. Police identified the two suspects in connection to the heinous crime on Friday. The suspects are not being publicly identified at this time, but they said at least one of them cooperated with detectives. “It’s little surreal because it happened outside my home and at first, I thought maybe it was someone who […]

  • Mother of Norwich victim killed in 2015 speaks out after State Supreme Court overturns suspect’s conviction

    NORWICH – The murder conviction of a man who killed 25-year old Casey Chadwick in 2015 was overturned Wednesday. Jean Jacques’ attorneys argued police never obtained a search warrant to enter Jacques’ now-former apartment on Crossway Street in Norwich. Chadwick’s mother, Wendy Brown, said she will do anything to keep Jacques in prison. “Oh my god! How much more am I supposed to take? How much more before I end up losing it and end up in a mental facility?” said […]

  • PD: Investigation underway after dogs believed to be sick from rat poison in New Haven

    NEW HAVEN — Several dog owners on Clark Street are on edge after their dogs got extremely sick from accidentally eating what appeared to be rat poison. Neighbors have been trying o figure out who is intentionally leaving the poison out on the streets. So far, nearly four dogs have been affected and one of the owners put up flyers on Clark Street to warn other owners. “I woke up one morning and there were just pools of blood all […]

  • New Canaan Police: CT State Police, K-9 searched West Hartford reservoir in search for Jennifer Dulos

    WEST HARTFORD –  New Canaan Police Department said members of the Connecticut State Police K-9 Unit conducted a search on the property of the MDC reservoir located in West Hartford Wednesday. New Canaan Police said this search was conducted as a part of the ongoing criminal investigation into the disappearance of Jennifer Farber Dulos. “As stated previously this is a multi agency investigation including the New Canaan Police and Connecticut State Police,” police said. No other details were released.

  • Artist paints Alice in Wonderland mural in downtown Meriden to inspire community

    MERIDEN — One hairstylist added flair not just to his customers but to the city as well. For the past several days, Eddie Rivera has been spray painting a mural with characters from “Alice in Wonderland.” It is located in downtown Meriden on the side of the Downtown Coffee Shop on West Main Street. Rivera said it took him two years to get the funding for the project but finally collected enough money to do it. The whole project cost […]

  • Milford church target of hate crime after sign posted welcoming LGBTQIA community

    MILFORD — The Mary Taylor Memorial United Methodist Church was the recent target of a hate crime twice within the past few days. Church leaders say it was all over a sign the pastor decided to put up to welcome all. “He said that he didn’t agree with the fact that we were open to gays that that was not Christian,” said Reverend Kristina Hansen of the church. Reverend Kristina Hansen was talking about Charles Yarbrough, the man from Nashville, […]

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