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Jenn Bernstein anchors the FOX61 News at 4 and 10 p.m. She also reports on Connecticut politics and co-anchors “The Real Story” with Al Terzi, which airs at 10 a.m. on Sundays. In 2015, Jenn won an Emmy award for her story “Anatomy of An Attack Ad,” which analyzed campaign messages during Connecticut’s contentious gubernatorial contest.

Jenn re-joined the FOX61 team in August of 2014. The Simsbury native worked as a general assignment reporter for the station from 2010-2012. During that time, Jenn received an Emmy nomination for a series of stories she did on bullying in schools. She also found herself covering severe weather events in her two years. She reported live during the Blizzard of 2010. In 2011, Jenn reported from the beach in Fairfield when Tropical Storm Irene hit Connecticut. Two months later, She was live on the Berlin Turnpike as the October Nor’Easter slammed the state, knocking out power to almost 900,000 homes in Connecticut. Jenn also focused on politics, which included covering the 2010 campaign for Governor where Democrat Dan Malloy faced off against Republican Tom Foley. During this time, she was also an Adjunct Graduate Journalism Professor at Quinnipiac University.

Jenn continued her reporting career at KYW-the CBS affiliate in Philadelphia from 2012-2014. While there, she reported on the aftermath of the Penn State Sex Abuse Scandal. She also hunkered down in Atlantic City to cover preparations for Hurricane Sandy. The day the storm made landfall, she provided live reports from the beach, for KYW and WCBS in New York City, as waves pounded Steel Pier and catastrophic flooding put much of the city under water. Over the next few weeks, she covered Sandy’s devastation. Escorted by The National Guard, Jenn reported from Long Beach Island on the clean-up efforts. She did several live reports for CBS This Morning. Her work also aired on CBS affiliates around the country.

Before her time in Connecticut and Philadelphia, Jenn worked in the Buffalo and Albany television markets. She attended Union College in Schenectady, New York.

Jenn grew up in Simsbury and is a graduate of Simsbury High School.

Recent Articles
  • The Real Story: Oz Griebel on “open” primaries, ranked-choice voting, and election reform

    Former leader of the Metro-Hartford Alliance, and former candidate for governor, Oz Griebel, is now leading a push for “open” primaries and other election reforms in Connecticut. Under the current “closed” system, only voters who are registered with a particular party can vote in that party’s primary. Griebel says that leaves almost a-million “unaffiliated” voters out of the process.

  • The Real Story: State Sen. Henri Martin on toll proposal

    State Senator Henri Martin (R-Bristol), a ranking member of the Transportation Committee, talks about his opposition to the Democrats’ “trucks-only” tolls plan, a final version of which still has not been released.

  • The Real Story: AG William Tong on Sheff vs O’Neill settlement

    Connecticut Attorney General William Tong discusses settlement of the landmark desegregation case, Sheff v. O’Neill, which was brought 30 years ago, due to the racial isolation of school children in Hartford.

  • The Real Story: Governor Lamont on tolls & the 2020 session

    This week, we’re featuring a wide-ranging interview with Connecticut Gov. Ned Lamont! While the regular legislative session won’t get underway until Feb. 5, he’s expecting a Special Session, perhaps next week, to deal exclusively with his signature agenda item – bringing back highway tolls to help pay for roads, bridges and other transportation needs. Democratic leaders, in both the Senate and the House, have expressed strong optimism that they have the votes to approve the latest plan, which will collect […]

  • Case discussion: Disappearance of Jennifer Dulos

    Join FOX61’s Jenn Bernstein for a case discussion concerning the new developments in the disappearance of Jennifer Dulos. Complete coverage of the disappearance of Jennifer Dulos here.

  • The Real Story: Congressman John Larson (D-1st)

    [Note: This interview was recorded prior to the U.S. airstrike that killed top Iranian general Qasem Soleimani. You can read Congressman Larson’s statement on the airstrike here] Among the questions for the veteran 1st District Representative: Why he voted to impeach President Trump, and why Speaker Pelosi has still not forwarded the impeachment charges to the Senate for trial. Also, does he think that his proposal to build tunnels for the I-91/I-84 intersection in Hartford may have a better chance, […]

  • The Real Story: CBIA President Joe Brennan on CT business in 2020

    Joe Brennan is President and CEO of the Connecticut Business and Industry Association (CBIA), the state’s largest business organization. He offers his outlook for the state economy in 2020, and what his members want to see (and what they don’t want to see) coming out of the next legislative session, which starts on February 5th.

  • The Real Story: Party chairs talk partisan politics in CT in the age of impeachment

    The intensity of partisan politics has only grown against the backdrop of the impeachment drama in Washington. Who’s to blame for it the divide, and what can we expect in the coming election year? A spirited discussion between Connecticut’s two major party leaders. Guests:  Nancy Wyman, State Democratic Party Chair former Lt. Governor J. R. Romano, State Republican Party Chair.

  • Real Story: Middletown’s new mayor, Ben Florsheim

    Middletown has another young Democrat as Mayor. This is our first interview with 27-year-old Ben Florsheim. He beat three candidates in the party primary, and went on to defeat a former Mayor and City Councilman, Seb Giuliano. What’s his secret, and what are his priorities?

  • The Real Story: Comptroller Kevin Lembo on CT’s red ink, and the cost of healthcare

    Red ink returns to the State Budget! State Comptroller Kevin Lembo says the deficit is not very large at this point, but he’s keeping a close watch on it, and he explains why revenue has not come in as expected. We also ask about what’s happening with efforts to bring down the cost of healthcare, especially with respect to prices for prescription medications.

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