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Jenna DeAngelis is an evening news reporter at FOX 61. She comes to Hartford after more than two years at the NBC Affiliate in sunny Myrtle Beach, S.C.

At WMBF News, Jenna was a video journalist where she would pitch, shoot, write, edit and report her own stories. On top of news, Jenna was a traffic reporter, fill-in anchor and investigative reporter. She dug into an investigation of a Horry County Detective who improperly handled 88 cases, leaving more than 120 victims, without justice. Jenna also worked tirelessly through the 2015 South Carolina Flood, and covered several presidential candidate visits including Donald Trump, Marco Rubio and Bernie Sanders.

Jenna’s news journey began at KYW, in Philadelphia, PA, where she worked on the assignment desk, covering national stories, like the Penn State sex abuse scandal.

She is a graduate of the University of Delaware where she studied T.V. Production and Broadcasting/Journalism. As a student, she completed five internships including News 12 Long Island, Fox 29 and KYW in Philadelphia.

Jenna grew up in Long Island, N.Y., where her family still resides. She is ecstatic to have a new home in Connecticut.

Recent Articles
  • Exclusive: Local group aims to protect children from predators

    PLAINVILLE – A former Plainville High School special education teacher is under investigation for what the school is calling inappropriate off-campus activities. A letter was sent home to parents alerting them that a staff member was put on paid administrative leave on April 3, and later resigned due to the allegations this year. In a second letter obtained through Freedom of Information requests, FOX61 learned that teacher is Mr. James Batt. The letter from the Superintendent to the teacher acknowledges […]

  • Hartford police, fire rescue baby raccoon

    HARTFORD —  A baby raccoon “Rocky,” walked onto a window ledge at 525 Main Street building, Friday and was stuck. Those involved said it was terribly frightened after it was stuck apparently 30 feet above the ground. Police said it was removed by a Hartford police officer with the help of the Hartford Fire Department and their ladder truck, and equipment from the Meriden Humane Society. It was released to Bushnell Park and ate a can of tuna the humane society provided.

  • An inside look into total joint replacements for dogs 

    NORTH HAVEN – Pet owners often drop everything for their animals in order to get them the care they need. One Connecticut family went all paws in to get their dog a new hip. The Central Hospital for Veterinary Medicine, Inc. in North Haven has a joint replacement program to get hurt animals back up and running in no time. “Lady” is a two-year-old female Labrador Retriever mix who was adopted by the O’Connor family of Middlebury in December. “She […]

  • Hartford Police Department transparent to applicants looking to join the force

    HARTFORD — Hartford Police  Department has opened the door for applicants to get up-close and personal with what’s expected in joining the force. The Hartford Police Department provided a unique opportunity Friday, for those seeking a badge to see what’s expected in the application process to help better understand it. Police said 44 people showed up to watch the presentation and asked police leadership questions. Hartford Police Chief, James Rovella, started by stressing that the number one reason people should apply […]

  • Malloy orders aggressive budget cuts, asks legislature to approve using rainy day fund

    HARTFORD — Gov. Dan Malloy Tuesday outlined what he termed aggressive steps to cut the budget for state agencies and branches for the current fiscal year in order to fix the deficit. “Given recent revenue projections showing the state facing a potential shortfalls, I find it necessary to take aggressive steps to ensure the state’s budget stays in balance,” said Malloy. The rescissions and transfers amount to $391.2 million. They are spread across the state’s executive branch including state agencies, legislative […]

  • New Haven woman’s death due to ‘compression of the neck’; Neighbors shocked

    NEW HAVEN — The coroner’s office has determined the cause of death for a woman found dead in found dead in a New Haven apartment Thursday. New Haven police said Sherri Ann Ruffin, 52, was found dead in her home on 39D Jennings Way. The medical examiner said Ruffin died from compression of the neck and the manner of death was homicide.  On Thursday, around 12:03 p.m., first responders received reports of a woman inside an apartment. Police said the woman was pronounced dead at […]

  • Expect delays around UConn’s campus for move out, commencement

    STORRS — It’s that time of year! Students are packing up and moving out of their dorm rooms on UConn’s campus. Drivers are being cautioned to expect traffic delays and detours this weekend on the Storrs campus due to residents moving out and graduation. UConn said approximately 12,200 on-campus residents are expected to move out Friday through Monday due to the end of the semester. Traffic is expected to be at its worse Saturday through Monday due to graduation as […]

  • ‘Hate Has No Home Here’ finds a home on lawns in Connecticut

    MONROE – A national campaign is landing on front lawns across Connecticut. The Hate Has No Home Here Project started in Chicago to promote inclusive communities by encouraging neighbors to put a special sign on their properties. The signs read, “Hate Has No Home Here,” in several languages. The campaign states that if a sign is on the lawn of a home, school, business, or place of worship, it is a safe place where everyone is welcomed and valued. The […]

  • Man behind East Haven Autism fundraiser walked away with money, say organizers

    EAST HAVEN — An event which raised thousands of dollars for Autism awareness took a turn for the worse, when those involved say the organizer walked away with the money. Wrestling for Autism was a benefit which drew in hundreds of spectators on April 22. A large portion of proceeds were to go to Autism Services and Resources in Connecticut. The instructors at Paradise Alley Professional Wrestling, PAPW, said they were approached by a man asking them to help provide […]

  • Madison students create a scholarship fund for students with learning disabilities

    MADISON – Four juniors at Daniel Hand High School are lending a helping hand to fellow students through a school project. The Madison students have raised more than $2,000 for a scholarship to go to a student with a diagnosed learning disability, surpassing their goal just days into fundraising. The students Lily Arida, Sophie Cohen, Elizabeth McCann, and Hannah Bridge, created a gofundme page to help raise money. They said they only expected to raise about $300 dollars and hit […]

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