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Esther reports for the 4 and 5 p.m. news at FOX61. Esther is very active on social media and loves connecting with viewers there, where she has developed and broken many stories.

Esther comes from 5NEWS, a sister station in Fayetteville, Arkansas. During her year there, Esther was a field reporter and fill-in anchor. 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. Some of those internships include NBC10 and FOX29 in Philadelphia, News 8 in Lancaster, PA, and Time Inc., Hearst magazines, and NBC News in New York City.

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. Also as an intern, Esther has online articles appear on 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.

Esther is a strong believer in gaining internship experiences, and loves giving back by now helping student journalists get their start in the field. She is on the communications advisory board at Manchester Community College, and frequently speaks to their communications classes. She also loves emceeing different events in the community.

In her free time you can find Esther cheering on Philadelphia sports teams, especially The Philadelphia Eagles.

Recent Articles
  • Police: West Hartford man arrested after threatening himself, others

    WEST HARTFORD — Police said a suicidal man  is in custody after he threatened to hurt himself and others. Police said that just after 4 a.m., police were called to 38 Shepard Road after reports the man was armed with a knife. At first, police said he was uncooperative and would not respond to police. After a short amount of time, he eventually voluntarily exited the house, and was placed in custody without incident. He was sent to the hospital for […]

  • Press conference held to address New Haven’s school budget

    NEW HAVEN—Wilbur Cross High School held a press conference before the start of the school year on Friday. The Superintendent of New Haven Public Schools, Dr. Carol  Birks was joined by Mayor Toni Harp and Board President Darnell Goldson. This was about the  school district’s budget and operations update. The district’s budget is around $8 million in debt after laying off multiple teachers and guidance counselors among others and closing schools. Back in May, Creed Magnet High School had a walk […]

  • Route 32 in Waterford reopened after bus crash injures 6

    WATERFORD — Police said that Route 32 was closed in the area of Cedar Street, near the Cumberland Farms in Waterford, after a car T-boned a transit bus on  Thursday morning. Six people were taken to the hospital, including both drivers. Police, fire and accident investigation teams were on  the scene. The driver of the car, a woman in her 90s, is in hospital with serious injuries, but all other injuries were minor. Twelve people were on the commuter bus […]

  • State police advise public of the dangers regarding the ‘In My Feelings’ challenge

    NEW HAVEN — There’s a viral video challenge popping up all over social media, where people are opening their car doors while the car is still motion. The “In My Feelings” challenge, started by social media comedian Shiggy, who posted a video of himself dancing in front of a car to Drake’s song, “In My Feelings,” but people have taken the challenge even further, dancing to the song while the car is in motion. Connecticut State Police would rather you […]

  • City names developer for land surrounding Dunkin’ Donuts park

    HARTFORD— There are plans to convert four vacant lots surrounding Dunkin’ Donuts Park into expansive housing and retail space. Hartford Mayor Luke Bronin said Hartford chose RMS Companies of Stamford, to lead the development in downtown North Hartford, around Main and Trumbull Streets, after the previous contractor was terminated. RMS recently refurbished Hartford’s historic Goodwin Hotel. Bronin said they’re looking to put in apartments and different shops to help boost Hartford’s economy. “The opportunity to develop right now what are vacant […]

  • Woman cut by razor blade embedded in East Windsor Walmart shopping cart

    EAST WINDSOR — The East Windsor Police Department said they are investigating after a woman claims a razor blade that was found stuck in the handle of a shopping cart sliced her finger at Walmart on Sunday. Kelly Boulay posted about the incident on Facebook after she said she cut her finger on the razor that was stuck in the shopping cart she had used at Walmart. Boulay notified Walmart staff, and they called police to the scene. Police officers […]

  • Some Hartford convenience stores have overnight permits denied

    HARTFORD — Some 24/7 gas stations and their convenience stores in Hartford have had their overnight permits denied, including the Shell Gas Station at 335 Capitol Avenue. Hartford police said in the past year, they’ve been to the gas station upwards of 80 times during the overnight hours. So now, the city has denied the permit that allows the gas station and convenient store to operate from 11:30 p.m., to 5 a.m. 19 convenience stores applied for the overnight permit this […]

  • Willimantic’s Boom Box Parade keeps marching on

    WILLIMANTIC — While many towns celebrated with Fourth of July parades, one town marched without any live music. People in Willimantic brought their boom boxes instead. The tradition started back in 1986 when a resident found out that the local high school that year had no marching band, and asked the local radio station to broadcast a couple hours of marching band music. Today the tradition lives on, it’s been over three decades that people have marched on Main street […]

  • Citizens sworn in during Hartford ceremony

    HARTFORD— On Wednesday for the 4th of July, 50 people in Connecticut became American citizens right on a baseball field. Dunkin Donuts Park in Hartford was filled with people sitting right on the field before the game, ready to become citizens. People were waving their American flags excited to become citizens at a naturalization ceremony. Friends and family filled the stands to show support. The new citizens said they are very excited. “It’s really exciting, it’s a unique opportunity July […]

  • Car fire in Hartford tunnel causes delays on I-84

    HARTFORD — A car fire in the I-84 tunnel in Hartford has caused massive traffic delays. The driver was able to make it out, uninjured. Emergency crews are on the scene of the fire in the tunnel. Traffic camera show smoke billowing out of tunnel entrances. The left lanes are now open.