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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
  • Food truck fest, ConnectiCon kick off weekend in Hartford

    HARTFORD – A lot is taking place in Hartford this weekend – the Riverfront Food Truck Festival as well as the ConnectiCon where people can dress up as their favorite cosplay characters. There were people who traveled for miles out-of-state just to attend the events and there was good food and music all around. “The song they have from that genre of music that brings you back to a certain place,” said Melissa Heredia of Waterbury. “I like listening to […]

  • Pilot identified in deadly Plainville plane crash; 911 tapes released

    PLAINVILLE — 67-year-old Donald Eckberg of Burlington is dead after the plane he was piloting crashed in Plainville shortly after 10:30 a.m. Thursday. Eckberg was flying his experimental Rutan Defiant model kit airplane. He took off from nearby Robertson Airport. It’s not clear how long he was in the air before the crash or if he tried to make contact with the airport about a mayday or problem in the sky. “It kept getting closer so I figured I’d better […]

  • Quinnipiac University hosts ‘camp no limits’ for children and teen with limb loss

    HAMDEN – Quinnipiac University is hosting a program called “Camp No Limits.” It is a place for children and teens and even their families to gain the confidence they need by meeting others who also have limb loss. One of the teens participating is 16-year old David Botana from Portland, Maine. He is just your average teenager who is about to get his driver’s license but what many do not know is he was born with multiple disabilities. “I was […]

  • Protesters in New Haven speak out against President Trump’s nomination of Brett Kavanaugh

    NEW HAVEN – President Donald Trump announced Monday he has nominated Yale graduate Brett Kavanaugh to join the U.S. Supreme Court. This has sparked a widespread outrage across the country to the point where protests are taking place everywhere, including Connecticut. Several Connecticut organizations rallied at the courthouse steps on Elm Street Tuesday evening to highlight the dangers of Protesters in New Haven speak out against President Trump’s nomination of Brett Kavanaugh possibly taking the position. Men and women of […]

  • Community members gather for a vigil to remember teen who drowned in Hartford

    HARTFORD – Community members came together Monday night at Keney Park to remember 16-year old Jaevon Whyte, the teen who drowned in a pool the night before the Fourth of July. Reverend Henry Brown sent a message to the younger crowd and urged them to get a swimming lessons so they can prevent another drowning. Friends and family gathered at the gate of the pool area where Jaevon’s mother wore a shirt of her son and teared up over the […]

  • Hartford mayor seeks review of security maintenance after teen drowns

    HARTFORD — Hartford Mayor Luke Bronin has directed city staff to develop and implement policies concerning the maintenance of city-owned and city-operated security system following the death of a 16-year-old Connecticut boy who drowned after swimming illegally after hours in a city pool. Bronin called for the review after meeting with various city departments to assess the status and maintenance of cameras and other security systems. Authorities say the public pool where the boy drowned had a video surveillance system […]

  • Cameras surrounding Keney Park pools are fixed, one pool reopening Friday following death of teen

    HARTFORD – There is new information surround 16-year old Jaevon Whyte who drowned in a Hartford public pool this week. Whyte’s mother sent FOX61 new photos of her son who was pronounced dead on Wednesday after police said he was pool hopping with a group of friends. FOX61 did speak to Whyte’s mother on the phone briefly Thursday night and was told she is not ready to speak to the media yet. Meanwhile, city officials said all five cameras surrounding […]

  • Vets give tips on how to protect your dog from the heat and fireworks

    BOLTON —   As the record-breaking temperatures continue, not only are people trying to stay cool in the heat, but so are dogs. Veterinarians are warning owners to keep their pets out of the sweltering temperatures as well as fireworks if they get frightened by the loud sounds. Dr. Kim Griswold at the Bolton Veterinary Hospital said the emergency doctor last weekend saw up to four dogs get rushed in for heat strokes. “These dogs will come in with temperatures of […]

  • EXCLUSIVE: Norwich police investigating race-related attack on mother and toddler

    NORWICH – A Norwich mother is speaking out after she said she was attacked by a group of people with her toddler in the backseat. Thaniyyah Hutchinson, 37, said she was was driving home late Sunday night when five people allegedly ganged up on a black man in the street. She said she called 911 but that is when she said the gang turned on her and her toddler. Hutchinson said she saw the black man run away and Norwich […]

  • CT State Police conduct boating DUI checks as part of national campaign

    OLD SAYBROOK – As the holiday weekend heats up, Connecticut EnCon Police as well as Connecticut State Police have a warning for everyone out on the water. If you are going to be behind the wheel of a boat, stay sober or you will get taken in by police as part of a national campaign called “Operation Dry Water.” Police want everyone to know driving drunk while operating a boat is just as dangerous as drinking and driving a car. […]