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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
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    HARTFORD — Now that the holidays have kicked off many of us will be spending time shopping, and if you’ll be buying online for cyber Monday, there are some things you need to look out for. “I feel like there’s a lot more options when you look online, and it’s a bit more relaxing cause I don’t like it when people ask me a lot of questions,” said Ian Mrakovcich, from Bozrah. According to Lora Rae Anderson, with the department […]

  • Cold can lead to more fire dangers in homes: Hartford Fire Department

    HARTFORD — A bitter cold is expected for this Thanksgiving. The Hartford Fire Department said they’re expecting to see a rise in kitchen fires for the holiday season. They’re also warning about a deadly hazard you can’t see, carbon monoxide when heating your home. “Carbon monoxide heaters are so important to have in the home because carbon monoxide is undetectable to smell, taste, touch, you can’t even see it,” said Deputy Chief Alvaro Cucuta. Cucuta is warning residents to not […]

  • Domestic violence calls can be most dangerous for law enforcement

    HARTFORD — Police say a dangerous, domestic dispute took place in Hartford on Friday. Connecticut state police have identified a man who was shot and critically wounded by a city officer and accused him of holding a woman hostage at knife-point during a domestic dispute. Domestic related calls can be some of the most dangerous calls police can respond to. Hartford police officers, Michael Bodner and Chris White got to the scene at a Garden Street apartment and came face […]

  • A major relic of a saint comes to New Haven

    NEW HAVEN — A major relic of the Saint who is held up as the ideal of what a Catholic priest should be was at New Haven’s St. Mary’s Church this weekend. The solemn vigil for purification in the wake of recent controversies surrounding sexual abuse by clergy in the Catholic Church. The three hour prayer vigil had the whole incorruptible heart of St. John Vianney from its normal shrine in France. “In this time in our church where yes, […]

  • Surveillance video released of bus crash that injured 5 in West Haven

    WEST HAVEN —Surveillance video has been released of a bus packed with college student that slammed into a West Haven glass business over the weekend. The owner, John Anderson, said thankfully the bus hit the softest part of the building and that only two workers were inside at the time it happened. Anderson said there are Saturday’s where there could be up to 20 people inside. The Coach USA Bus crashed into Anderson Glass, the impact so powerful it injured […]

  • Veterans Day in East Granby working on saving lives

    EAST GRANBY — On Veterans Day in East Granby a local organization is working to prevent suicide among veterans. About 200 veterans came to East Granby Community Center for dinner and to listen to speakers from Resilience Grows Here, a veteran-focused mental health initiative of the Farmington Valley health district. “We know suicide is a massive issue for our veterans particularly when we look at them returning home and trying to acclimate back into the community,” said Justine Ginsberg, Resilience […]

  • Poor parkers earn Insta-shame in state

    “Parking in Connecticut sucks, parking really sucks in this state,” said Matt Dunaj, from East Haven. Dunaj, along with many other people in the state are fed up with people who park poorly. “I have taken pictures of people parking diagonally, in handicap spots, in front of store fronts and fire lanes,” said Erik Lagarto, from New Fairfield. Pat Puglia created the Instagram account called, CT Park Shame, where people from around the state send him pictures of people parked […]

  • Both sides of 5th Congressional District race in play on eve of election

    CONNECTICUT — The Fifth Congressional District in Connecticut has the only open seat out of the five in the state, and it’s the seat currently held by Congresswoman Elizabeth Esty, who is not seeking re-election. Connecticut has two candidates, Democrat Jahanna Hayes and Republican Manny Santos. The district has been held by democrats for over 10 years, but it’s gone republican before. It’s a large area that includes cities like Danbury and Meriden, as well as suburbs like Avon, Farmington, and Simsbury. Santos spent […]

  • Gubernatorial candidates sprint towards the finish line as Election Day nears

    CONNECTICUT — Election Day is on Tuesday. Candidates have been out around the state encouraging people to vote. It’s the final sprint towards the finish line, as candidates met with people across the state and at speaking events to get the word out about why you should vote Tuesday, and vote for them. Democratic candidate Ned Lamont who is running for governor of Connecticut spoke in Bloomfield Sunday night at The First Cathedral. “I love this crowd, you know they […]

  • New details emerge in the death of Middletown woman

    MIDDLETOWN — 34-year-old Cornel Myers is being charged with murder and first degree burglary, and in a separate case, first degree trespassing. Police said he murdered Danielle Fasciocco who was found dead in her Middletown apartment on September 8. Court documents show the two were in a relationship and neighbors Fox61 spoke with said the two lived in the same apartment complex. A day before Fasciocco died, a neighbor had called Middletown police about a verbal dispute in her apartment […]