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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
  • Enfield couple speaks out after not receiving Amber Alert on their phone; state police explain why

    ENFIELD – Communities breathed a sigh of relief after an 11-year old girl was safely found Wednesday night on the Mass Pike. The suspect in the abduction, 24-year old Miguel Rodriguez was arraigned on kidnapping, assault and battery charges Thursday in Springfield. Rodriguez is known to police and has a history of charges. Police said the girl may have never been found had it not been for the public’s help and modern technology with the Amber Alert being one of […]

  • EXCLUSIVE: Family Pleading for help in finding driver who hit and killed former Bridgeport police officer

    WEST HAVEN – A family is pleading for help in finding the driver who hit and killed their beloved family member two weeks ago in a busy area of West Haven around the evening time. The driver is still on the loose. It happened on Route 34 around 6 to 7 p.m. on January 9th. The family said Joe Procaccini, 73, of North Haven was crossing from a used car dealership over to Harte Nissan where he worked when all […]

  • Pedestrian killed in Glastonbury hit-and-run, police investigating

    GLASTONBURY – The search is on for the driver who hit an elderly woman in the street and left her to die. This was the third fatal pedestrian accident that has taken place this week. Plice say 84 year old Valda Dienavs was struck on Griswold Street around noon time. “At about 12:05 today, police were dispatched to 400 Griswold street for an elderly female in the road with injuries, based on the extent of her injuries we believe she […]

  • Coventry officer accused of ‘inappropriate electronic communications’ with a minor

    COVENTRY – A Coventry police sergeant has been placed on paid leave since October 2019 for allegedly sending inappropriate messages through Facebook to a 15-year old girl in 2012 to 2013. That girl’s mother spoke out for the first time at Tuesday night’s town council meeting. For many of the council members, it was the first time they heard about the allegations and said they were surprised they were not notified about it earlier. “She said that it actually created […]

  • State prepares for winter storm expected to hit Saturday afternoon 

    WEST HARTFORD – Temperatures dropped into the teens Friday evening, setting the stage for Friday’s winter storm expected to hit Saturday afternoon. “It’s painful and I already think I’m starting to get sick,” said Christopher Washington of Windsor. Just when we wished last weekend’s spring-like temperatures would last, Mother Nature reminded us it is still winter after all by blasting arctic air to the region, the winds making it painfully cold. “I run a food business and a catering truck […]

  • Good Samaritans speak out after chasing down car involved in Springfield kidnapping

    SPRINGFIELD, Mass. – The man accused of kidnapping an 11-year-old girl and sparking an Amber Alert in Springfield Wednesday went before a judge Thursday. The young girl was found safe and sound later in the evening. But, police arrested 24-year old Miguel Rodriguez on kidnapping, assault, and battery charges in connection with the incident. Two Good Samaritans who helped locate the suspect and led police to him are now speaking out out. Benny Correa, Amanda Disley and their five kids […]

  • Neighbors in Bristol on edge after reports of a suspicious man lurking around homes 

    BRISTOL – A neighborhood is on edge after reports of a suspicious man lurking around. “On edge right now and right now feeling uncomfortable wen unsafe because he hasn’t gotten caught yet,” said the Bristol resident. A resident who lives on Colony Street is scared for his safety, told FOX61 a man attempted to break into his home Monday night and early Tuesday morning.  He said shortly before 6:30 a.m., Monday, his surveillance cameras notified him someone was outside of […]

  • Puerto Rico suffers another earthquake, CT residents react

    HARTFORD – Residents in Puerto Rico woke up to another earthquake Saturday morning. This one had a magnitude of 5.9. This comes after the island endured a series of earthquakes this week. “Like we’re praying and praying and nothing’s happening,” said Grace Marie Cruz of Meriden. Cruz woke up to news of her island being rattled by another strong earthquake followed by a phone call from her family as they were desperate for help. “I have family. I have sisters […]

  • Landmark agreement reached in eliminating desegregation of Hartford students in surrounding districts 

    HARTFORD – It was a historic day for Connecticut on Friday. After decades of back and forth on improving education for Hartford’s children, an agreement was finally reached in the Sheff v. O’Neill case, one that dates back to 1989. Some students from Hartford already attend outside magnet schools or other districts in the suburbs and this agreement would expand that. “We are here to announce that the state of Connecticut has reached an agreement with the plaintiffs in the […]

  • Fotis Dulos’ attorney ready to fight murder charge in bond hearing Wednesday 

    BRIDGEPORT – Fotis Dulos, Michelle Troconis and Ken Mawhinney were all arrested and brought to State Police in Bridgeport. Each were eventually transferred to different facilities. State Police said in a news conference Tuesday they want to be as transparent as possible but cannot since they have to obey the gag order. “On January 7th, 2020 western district in conjunction with central district major crime detectives were able to get enough evidence to effect the arrest of three following individuals,” […]

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