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Lauren Victory joined FOX CT in April 2014. She comes to Connecticut after reporting from the snowy mountains of Vermont. She served as a video journalist for WPTZ, meaning she reported, shot and edited all her own stories on deadline each day. While in the Green Mountain State, Lauren extensively covered the F-35 military jet debate, the state’s fight against opiate addiction and the deadly spread of mosquito borne illness, to name a few. Lauren is originally from Long Island and is a proud graduate of Northwestern University’s Medill School of Journalism, Media, Integrated Marketing Communications. On her off days, she loves skiing, reading and playing with her mother’s expanding collection of Poodles and Yorkies.


Recent Articles
  • 1,000+ attend Bernie Sanders campaign event in Hartford Monday

    HARTFORD — Presidential candidate Sen. Bernie Sanders  preached to more than 1,000 supporters in Riverfront Park Monday morning. Sanders, who also spoke at a rally in New Haven Sunday night, took the stage around 10:20 a.m. In a one-on-one interview with FOX 61 shortly before Monday’s event, Sanders spoke about his position regarding gun rights. “Let me be as clear as I can be, that as president of the United States, I will do everything I can to make sure that guns do not fall into […]

  • Willington celebrates gun range ‘victory, state discusses next steps

    WILLINGTON – After 10 months in limbo, Willington and East Windsor are no longer in the dance for a new state police firing range. “We went through a series of holidays and we were hoping and praying that this July was going to be different than last year,” said outspoken opponent Todd Bissonnette of Willington. “The people of Willington are walking around with a big smile right now.” The retreat essentially brings Commissioner Melody Currey of Connecticut’s Department of Administrative […]

  • Three men rob West Haven post office: Police

    WEST HAVEN — Police are investigating an armed robbery at a Connecticut post office. West Haven police Sgt. David Tammaro says three armed men dressed in black entered the post office at about 9:30 a.m. Thursday, vaulted the counter and stole cash boxes before fleeing on foot. It was unclear how much money was stolen. One of the men appeared to be armed with a rifle. The post office was closed while police processed the scene, but mail was still being […]

  • Chelsea Clinton campaigns for her mother in Hartford

    HARTFORD — Connecticut’s presidential primary is Tuesday, April 26, and candidates will be in state this week hoping to sway the vote. On Wednesday, Chelsea Clinton campaigned for her mother at Dunns River, a Jamaican restaurant in Hartford’s North End. She spoke about voter registration, universal healthcare and the federal deficit, in addition to topics near-and-dear to Connecticut residents’ hearts. “Gun control is one of those issues that somehow does feel more deeply personal,” said Chelsea Clinton, referring to her fairly new status […]

  • Officials urge people not to go to DMV Wednesday as they work to resolve outages

    WETHERSFIELD —  The Department of Motor Vehicles issued an alert Wednesday, advising customers that its computer systems were experiencing intermittent outages. Officials asked customers, if possible, to delay trips to DMV offices until Thursday. The outages were resolved enough for business to continue by 2 p.m. Tuesday, but backups remained throughout the day. Those with license or ID card renewals were asked to visit a AAA office. Locations can be found at ct.gov/dmv/offices. Those worried about a deadline were reassured by officials, who said they […]

  • Mayor Bronin presents budget proposal, includes 42 layoffs

    HARTFORD — Hartford Mayor Luke Bronin unveiled his plans for the city’s $557.2 million balanced budget Monday, which erases the $48.5 million budget deficit. Mayor Bronin blamed the gap, in part, on one-time savings measures and underestimated costs, such as overtime for police and fire departments. Bronin said he is committed to not raising the mill rate for the city because he fears that’ll drive taxpayers, and revenue, away. He proposes saving $15.5 million by eliminating 100 positions. Some of those will be through […]

  • Robots, humans coordinate packages at huge Amazon facility in Windsor

    WINDSOR — After a rounds of layoffs and protests this week, Gov. Dannel Malloy welcomed lighter press coverage at the new Amazon Fulfillment Center in Windsor. A tax break agreement led to the 1 million-square-foot facility, which has been in operation since June 2015. Malloy took a tour with area leaders on Thursday. “The state of Connecticut has been a wonderful champion for us,” said Eric Powell, general manager of the new facility. The high-tech hub is Amazon’s first robotic-driven fulfillment […]

  • Police: Ellington homicide victim’s car tampered with before her death

    ELLINGTON — Police reports say the victim of an unsolved homicide reported to authorities that someone stuffed rags in the tailpipe of her car less than three months before she was shot to death at her Ellington home. Connie Dabate was found dead and her husband, Richard, was found wounded on Dec. 23 when authorities responded to a burglary alarm at their home. Officials say their sons, ages 6 and 9, were in school at the time. No arrests have been […]

  • Political ad spending piles up in Connecticut ahead of primary

    HARTFORD — Campaign season may have started months ago, but Connecticut is finally coming down with a political fever. Connecticut’s political “party” will grab national headlines soon. Many campaigns are focused on the April 19 primaries in New York right now, but the Constitution state primaries on April 26 are quickly approaching, and candidates are starting to invest here. Michael Ryan, the president of the Connecticut Broadcasters Association, pointed out that it’s exciting to still be in play this late in […]

  • FOX 61 cameras peek inside Yard Goats stadium 1 month before home-opener

    HARTFORD — During a stadium tour on Monday, developers for Centerplan Construction Company reiterated their confidence that Dunkin’ Donuts Park will be completed in time for the Hartford Yard Goats home opener on May 31. “Everybody here is really focused on May 17,” said Jason Rudnick, a principal of the DoNo Hartford LLC project behind the ballpark. May 17 is a “substantial completion” deadline and is less than 40 days away. The skeleton of the minor league baseball stadium has […]

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