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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
  • Judge sides with Hartford convenience store, allowing 24-hour operation

    HARTFORD – A city ordinance forcing gas stations and convenience stores to close overnight was unconstitutionally applied, a judge has ruled. In June 2018, several gas stations and stores in Hartford were denied permits to stay open for 24 hours. In July, the owner of the Exxon station at the corner of Woodland and Homestead streets, which was denied a permit, filed a civil lawsuit against the city’s corporation counsel. The lawsuit claimed the city ordinance was not fairly applied […]

  • Wolcott High School forced to forfeit Senior Night game as ordered by superintendent

    WOLCOTT — Parents are furious to learn Wolcott High School’s football team will be forced to forfeit one of the biggest games of the season which is Senior Night. It was on October 26th when members of Wolcott’s football team were accused of vandalizing the locker rooms at St. Paul Catholic High School in Bristol at an away game. Two players did come forward to take responsibility, but Superintendent Anthony Gasper said he thinks there were more players involved. As […]

  • PD: Man dies following motorcycle accident in Hartford

    HARTFORD —  A motorcyclist was pronounced dead Wednesday afternoon after being involved in a bad crash with a car. It happened on Franklin Avenue and the road was shut down for several hours for detectives to reconstruct the scene. Police said it happened after 3 p.m., and they have not identified the motorcyclist yet, but did say he was in his mid to late 20s and was not wearing a helmet at the time. Pieces of the motorcycle and the […]

  • Police searching for man who allegedly made inappropriate comments to a minor in Vernon

    VERNON — Police are asking for the public’s help in finding a man who reportedly drove up to a young girl Friday afternoon and made inappropriate comments right after she got off the school bus. Police said the girl did the right thing which was to run away and call 911. It happened shortly after 2:30 p.m. when the middle school aged girl was walking in the area of Tracy Drive and Vernon Summit Drive. Lisa Stevenson lives in the […]

  • State House Republican candidate questioned by State Troopers while campaigning in Middlefield

    MIDDLEFIELD – A woman running for a state house seat is outraged after she said she was stopped by two state troopers last week in Middlesex County and she said it was because of her race. Reverend Ernestine Holloway is a Republican running for the 82nd House District. She said she and her supporters were campaigning in Middlefield and Rockfall last week when state troopers stopped her on two separate days. Now, Holloway wants an apology. “I feel targeted because […]

  • Man steals jeep, crashes into school bus in East Hampton; leads police on multi-town chase

    EAST WINDSOR — A  32-year-old man from Glastonbury was arrested and charged following a scary police pursuit involving a stolen car Monday afternoon. Scott Kaminski was released from the hospital during the evening. According to police, he led them on a chase that spanned through several Connecticut communities across the state throughout the day. Connecticut State Police followed the stolen car from DOT cameras in several towns and cities. The police chase began when it passed through the Hartford tunnels. […]

  • Make-A-Wish Connecticut: Girl with leukemia given Disney World trip

    EAST HARTFORD – It is many girls’ dream to meet their favorite Disney princess. One little girl had it even better and she got to be one. Four-year old Vera Antonakis might be tiny, but her laughter can be heard down the hallway. She was diagnosed with Acute Lymphoblastic Leukemia last November and most of her time afterwards was spent in a hospital bed. With the efforts of Make-A-Wish Connecticut, Power Station Events and Hoffman Auto Group, she was in […]

  • March for Justice rally held for 20-year-old shot and killed by New Britain police

    NEW BRITAIN — There was a call for justice Wednesday evening for a 20-year old shot and killed by police last year. The shooting was caught on camera, but the video has not been made public. Police said they were forced to shoot into a car carrying several armed robbery suspects. The families of the young men involved said the video tells a different story. This is all coming at the same time as FOX 61 learned of new charges against […]

  • Families head out for Halloween festivities before nor’easter hits

    NEW LONDON COUNTY – With Saturday’s nasty weather headed our way with the heavy rain and wind, many Halloween events are cancelled or postponed this weekend. Lots of families were out and about Friday enjoying the Halloween festivities. Up to 40 cars parked in a circle for the Annual Trunk of Treat in Ledyard. The first half of the event was just for children with sensory sensitivities. “This is great. Everybody’s eating hot dogs and macaroni and cheese!” said Donald […]

  • First on FOX61: Former 9/11 rescuer and Marine Corps Veteran searching for new kidney

    GUILFORD – For many years, a first responder and Marine Corps veteran from Guilford has put his life on the line saving others. This time, he is the one who needs to be saved after his doctors told him his kidney was failing. It was three years ago when Don Pritchard, 53, of Guilford started having complications and over the years, his condition has gotten progressively worse. Doctors in New York told him his kidney is failing as it was […]