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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
  • Hartford parking ban kicks in Saturday; shoppers stock up on last minute groceries

    HARTFORD – This weekend will be perfect for everyone to hunker down and ride out the winter storm as it is gradually headed our way, hitting Connecticut late Saturday evening. Mayor Luke Bronin is activating a 12-hour parking snow ban so that means if you live in Hartford, all residents must move their car off the streets and move it into any of the 11 blue light lots. Shoppers were seen stocking up on the necessities at Stew Leonard’s in […]

  • Suspect in Hartford New Year’s Day stabbing extradited back to state  

    HARTFORD – The man accused of stabbing a woman over 30 times on New Year’s Day and then fleeing to New York was extradited back to Connecticut on Wednesday. Edgar Maldonado was arraigned at Hartford Superior Court Thursday morning for his charges. Police said this incident stemmed from a domestic assault. Maldonado waived his court appearance and only his attorney was present. Maldonado’s family members were also not interested in speaking on camera, but FOX 61 obtained an arrest warrant […]

  • Tentative agreement reached between Hartford Board of Ed and Teachers Union

    HARTFORD – FOX61 learned a tentative agreement was reached between the Hartford Board of Education and the Hartford Federation of Teachers. A heated meeting was held at Bulkeley High School as parents and teachers continued to express their frustration. Teachers protested last week and they were ready to protest again Tuesday evening but they ended up dumping their signs in the trash after learning a deal may have been reached. Teachers wore red as they stood in solidarity for what […]

  • Flu Season May Come Early This Year

    Six flu deaths in the state and number is expected to rise

      HARTFORD – The number of flu deaths in Connecticut are on the rise. The latest report from the Connecticut Department of Public Health showed six people have died this season so far. The bad news is the DPH said over 300 people have been hospitalized with the flu. That is from August 2018 to January 5, 2019. However one doctor at St. Francis Hospital said there are actually fewer cases than last year. The Chief of Infectious Diseases, Dr. […]

  • Make-A-Wish Connecticut: Girl with leukemia given trip to Florida theme park

    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 […]

  • Roads closed for Governor-elect and Lieutenant Governor’s inauguration ceremony

    HARTFORD – It was a big day for Connecticut as people gathered for the long-anticipated Inauguration Ceremony that kicked off Wednesday morning. Governor-elect Ned Lamont and Lieutenant Governor Susan Bysiewicz were officially sworn in. Security was on high alert as crowds of people ushered into the armory followed by a series of memorable moments. The morning started with Bysiewicz being sworn into office and she addressed a crowd of lawmakers and said “there is a lot of work to do.” […]

  • Pregnant Hamden mother survives New Year’s Day stabbing

    HAMDEN – A pregnant woman was stabbed multiple times and Hamden Police are now calling her survival a very lucky one. The woman was visiting a relative’s on Fairview Avenue for New Year’s when a man jumped out from behind a tree and stabbed her four times all because he wanted to steal her car. Police said the woman is six months pregnant. The attacker has been identified as Naji Deneutte, 18, of Hamden. They said Deneutte punctured a major […]

  • Wallingford council members consider raising minimum age for tobacco and e-cigs

    WALLINGFORD – The town is looking to battle what health officials are calling an epidemic – teen smoking e-cigarettes. The town is considering of raising the minimum age to buy tobacco and vaping products. Council members held an ordinance meeting Thursday night to further the conversation and invited the public to offer their thoughts. The topic was first brought to the table in November and since then, it has been up for debate. “Becoming addicted to a substance like Nicotine […]

  • Man in custody after a standoff at the Lowe’s in Plainville

    PLAINVILLE — A man is in custody after Plainville Police said he was found holding a gun behind the Lowe’s at a busy shopping plaza. Police first got a 911 call for two shots fired behind Lowe’s and that is when multiple agencies rushed to the scene and tried to get the man give up what they believed was a gun. “There must’ve been about 35, 40 cops over there with their guns drawn pointed down towards the back of […]

  • Last-minute holiday shoppers still out and about despite a rainy first day of winter

    WEST HARTFORD – With Christmas only four days away, roads have seen a lot of traffic with people traveling to see family and friends and doing some last-minute shopping. Friday’s rainy weather did not stop shoppers from being out in the hustle and bustle, especially at Westfarms Mall. Not to mention, the 60-degree weather made for an interesting first day of winter. Drivers moved at a glacial pace on the highways not because of snow this time but because of […]