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Esther is an evening news reporter at FOX 61. She comes to us from our sister station in Fayetteville, Arkansas.

While at KFSM, Esther was a field reporter and fill-in anchor. There she covered several prominent events like the LPGA Tournament, the Walmart Shareholders Meeting, and The Bentonville Film Festival. She covered a plane crash carrying a former Walmart CEO and dug into documents of a historical home of a famous aviator, set to be demolished. Her coverage was able to help save the house. She also covered many presidential candidate visits like Marco Rubio, Ted Cruz and Donald Trump.

Esther is a graduate of Temple University, in Philadelphia where she calls home. She studied Journalism, and is the self-proclaimed, Intern Queen, graduating with 15 competitive internships across New York City, Philadelphia and Washington D.C.

During her NBC News internship, she had the opportunity to help cover the election of Pope Francis and The Boston Marathon Bombings, which won the NBC News Specials team an Emmy Award during her time there. A writer at heart, Esther has written for Redbook, Cosmopolitan, Woman’s Day, Country Living and Philadelphia magazine.

Esther was inspired to become a journalist after watching Nick News with Linda Ellerbee, which was the longest-running kids’ news show in television history. Years later, as a sophomore in college, Esther was able to intern for the news show that motivated her career, working under one of her biggest mentors, Linda Ellerbee. While at Nick News, Esther assisted on-set at interviews with Seth Myers and at HBO Studios with Gloria Steinem. She is a strong believer in gaining internship experiences, and loves giving back by now helping student journalists get their start in the field.

Esther is ecstatic to call Connecticut home.


Recent Articles
  • Lawmakers, ACLU speak out on proposed new law on police transparency

    HARTFORD — State Rep. Robyn Porter and State Sen. Gary Winfield, along with members of the black and Puerto Rican caucus and the ACLU of Connecticut, are looking to pass a bill that calls for amending state statute to provide for the immediate suspension without pay for any state or municipal police officer who uses excessive force. The legislation would also automatically terminate any state or municipal police officer who is convicted of or pleads guilty to any crime related […]

  • Race held in New Britain raises money to fight breast cancer

    NEW BRITAIN —  Green Walnut Hill Park, coated with pink ribbons, even tutus for dogs. It’s a traditional race that raises money to fight breast cancer, a day before Mother’s Day. “It’s a place where all of us survivors can hug each other and give each other support and hope,” said survivor, Marsha Goldstein. People run, walk and donate. 100 percent of the funds go towards finding a cure in Connecticut. Goldstein added, “Perhaps we will be the ones in Connecticut with […]

  • Why millennials are choosing to live in West Hartford

    WEST HARTFORD — Millennials are known as the generation with a reputation for valuing fun over work. They are today’s college students and people in their 20s. Caitlin Kiamie, who is 26-years-old still lives with her parents, but that’s all about to change. “I think I’ll just learn a lot about myself and how to do things like how to do laundry and cook like I’ve managed to live 25 years and not know how to do those things,” Kiamie […]

  • Hartford millennials making moves out of state – some for good

    HARTFORD — Valentina Birritta grew up in Wethersfield and is now a freshman at CCSU. She can’t wait to graduate so she can leave the state of Connecticut — for good. “I definitely want to move out. I’ve always hated Connecticut because it’s kind of depressing to me. There’s not much to do. There’s not much night life. There’s not many activities for young people to engage in around here,” Birritta said. She said if she moved just two hours away, […]

  • Hundreds of realtors rally in Hartford for ‘state they can sell’

    HARTFORD — The U.S. Census Bureau shows that more people are leaving Connecticut, than coming in to the state. That’s not ideal for someone trying to sell a house. On Tuesday morning, Realtors from across the state are holding a rally in Hartford. They are talking to lawmakers about making changes that keep people here in Connecticut. Over 2,000 Realtors and real estate industry leaders are calling on the government to work with them to help keep people here. They’re focused […]

  • Boy scouts place flags on veterans grave in Torrington

    TORRINGTON —  Sebastian Dubourd kneels before his great grandfathers grave, placing his hands on it and feeling, proud. “I’m here supporting all the U.S. veterans but especially my great grandfather,” said Dubourd. He’s been a boy scout for two years and he’s with grandma who’s teaching him family history right before Memorial Day of great grandpa Paul Dubourd who served in World War II and was in the marine choir. Committee member, Carol Dubourd said, “I never did meet my father-in-law […]

  • Homes in Hartford get repaired in part of National Rebuilding Day

    HARTFORD —  144 sites across the country had houses rebuilt Saturday including three locations here in Connecticut in part of National Rebuilding Day. Hartford resident, Debora Washburn, has some problems with her house and after she put all her money towards buying the house, she doesn’t have any left over to fix those problems. “Power is not working in the basement, the toilet is not working and I got leaks up under the sink and I need new windows,” said Washburn. Washburn […]

  • Easter bunny brings joy to kids at CCMC

    HARTFORD —  The Easter bunny made an early appearance to share hugs Thursday morning at Connecticut Children’s Medical Center. “I like bunnies a lot,” said Annalise Strauss, patient at CCMC. The Easter bunny handed out stuffed animal bunnies to patients at CCMC, along with laughs, lots of laughs. With smiling little faces at CCMC, it was even fun for mom and dad to take pictures with the bunny. The Easter bunny even lightened up the mood right before the holiday. “She’s very excited. I think […]

  • State to offer more options for community college students

    HARTFORD — On Thursday, Lt. Nancy Governor Wyman, Connecticut State Colleges and Universities President Mark Ojakian and other officials will officially launch Transfer Tickets, a program that streamlines the credit transfer process between state community colleges and four state universities. Transfer Tickets will be available in the fall 2017 semester to community college students wanting to transfer to the four Connecticut State Universities (Central, Eastern, Southern, and Western) or to Charter Oak State College. Transfer Ticket students receive careful, intensive advising, and […]

  • AAA holds driving courses for senior citizens

    WEST HARTFORD —  Learning how to drive, a right of passage for many of us,meant taking a class in high school or having a parent teach us. But as we get older, there are lots of changes. “it’s different from classes you may have taken when you were a kid,” said Tolland resident Eugene Koss. That’s why this isn’t Eugene’s first time coming to a driver improvement class for seniors. “I think this is the third one,” added Koss. It’s […]

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