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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
  • Suspect in 2014 Simsbury murder case turns himself in to police

    SIMSBURY — It has been four years since the tragic death of Melissa Millan, a top executive at Mass Mutual who was stabbed in the chest while jogging in a peaceful area of Simsbury. But police tell FOX61 there may be a break in the case. Millan, 54, was jogging on Iron Horse Boulevard in 2014 when she was stabbed in the chest. For four years, there were no arrests and not even a suspect named, but that could all […]

  • Puerto Rican community remembers lives lost in Hurricane Maria one year later

    HARTFORD – Hurricane Maria made its mark on Connecticut as dozens of families uprooted by the storm, are still living here in the state. On Thursday evening, they remembered the days their lives were changed forever through a march and a vigil. Many Puerto Ricans died when Hurricane Maria ripped through their communities, but most died from the aftermath.  Police cruisers were seen flashing their lights from miles away on Park Street and traffic was extremely backed up. Police paved […]

  • Hartford residents fired up at public meeting over Hartford officers’ behavior

    7EzaZ7t”] HARTFORD – People were fired up Wednesday evening at a public meeting at Hartford City Hall. The meeting was meant to openly discuss the relationship between the Hartford Police Department and the community. There were lots residents who were not afraid to stand up and talk about their personal experiences with Hartford Police. At the end of the meeting, they realized there was an off-duty officer in the crowd and that is when they got even more fired up. […]

  • Puerto Rican community react to Trump’s tweet about Hurricane Maria deaths

    HARTFORD – The Puerto Rican community in Connecticut are calling out President Donald Trump after his tweet said 3,000 people did not die in Hurricane Maria. The island is still desperate for help and they blamed it on the president. Puerto Ricans in Connecticut said they are infuriated at the president for downplaying the severity of Hurricane Maria. They said even though it has been one year later, they are still rebuilding. One year ago, FOX61 interviewed three sisters who […]

  • Enfield assistant town attorney placed on leave in connection to fatal stabbing of teen

    ENFIELD – The assistant town attorney of Enfield has been placed on administrative paid leave Wednesday following the stabbing death of a teen outside his home. Neighbors on Hoover Lane did not want to speak to FOX61 on camera because they said they fear for their safety. They said assistant town attorney Mark Cerrato’s son always brought trouble to the quiet neighborhood. The stabbing took place outside of 15 Hoover Lane and, according to public records, the home is owned by […]

  • Connecticut residents fly back home from the Carolinas as Hurricane Florence approaches

    WINDSOR LOCKS — Residents in the Carolinas are doing all they can to prepare for Hurricane Florence as it is expected to touch down this weekend. Several Connecticut residents flew back to the northeast Tuesday afternoon to escape the hurricane. States like South Carolina have already ordered a mandatory evacuation and even local residents have fled to other areas for safety. “It’s the calm before the storm,” said Susan Crocker of Springfield, Massachusetts. Crocker and her sister Linda Moriarty just […]

  • Survivor and victims’ family members spread message of forgiveness in light of Charleston church shooting

    EASTON – It has been three years since the tragic shooting took place inside a Charleston, South Carolina church. The mass tragedy not only rocked the local community, but it started a conversation about racial hatred in the world. A survivor and the victims’ family members had a message of forgiveness for those at the Covenant Church of Easton Saturday evening. It happened on Wednesday, June 17, 2015. “I remember a young, white male coming in about 15 minutes into […]

  • Thunderstorm leaves widespread damage and many in the dark

    SOUTHINGTON – Many parts of Connecticut were hit by quick and powerful storms Thursday evening. Eversource responded to several power outages caused by widespread damage. A large tree fell on top of a home on Marion Avenue around 4:30 p.m. and caution tape had to be put up around the home as a safety precaution. Luckily, the three people inside were not injured. “I was walking down the street for a little bit and I saw the branch crackling,” said […]

  • Man in custody after suspicious packages found at four buildings in Hartford

    HARTFORD – State and local police are still investigating after they got a 911 Wednesday morning for a report of a suspicious package containing white powder. They say one person is in custody as a result. The powder was found in four different locations in Hartford and it was first discovered at 450 Main Street,  the Federal Courthouse. The four areas included: 450 Main Street, 10 Columbus Boulevard 450 Columbus Boulevard (Department of Education Building) 21 Oak Street These were […]

  • Man in custody over suspicious packages at four buildings in Hartford

    HARTFORD – State and local police are still investigating after they got a 911 Wednesday morning for a report of a suspicious package containing white powder. They say one person is in custody as a result. The powder was found in four different locations in Hartford and it was first discovered at 450 Main Street,  the Federal Courthouse. The four areas included: 450 Main Street, 10 Columbus Boulevard 450 Columbus Boulevard (Department of Education Building) 21 Oak Street These were […]