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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: The Kavanaugh nomination

    HARTFORD — A Constitutional Law expert discusses President Trump’s nominee to the US Supreme Court, conservative Appeals Court Judge Brett Kavanaugh, and the concerns that, if he is confirmed, it could lead to rulings that would restrict a woman’s right to an abortion, and expand gun rights. Guest: Prof. Stephen Gilles, Quinnipiac U. School of Law

  • The Real Story: Tyler Flanigan

    HARTFORD — Tyler Flanigan, the 19-year-old UConn student seeking the Republican nomination for State Senate, is now promising that, if elected, he will decline a salary and a pension. Flanigan has qualified for the August 14 primary, when he’ll face Rocky Hill Town Councilman Ed Charamut.

  • The Real Story: Denying tax exemptions

    HARTFORD — Many Connecticut cities and towns, dealing with the decline in financial aid from the state, have found a new way to boost revenue: They are denying property tax exemptions for non-profit organizations. How the non-profits are fighting back. Guest: Gian-Carl Casa, President and CEO, CT Community Nonprofit Alliance

  • The Real Story: Lori Pelletier

    On this segment, we are focusing on the latest rulings by the US Supreme Court. One was a blow to unions that represent government workers. The justices decided that employees who decide not to join a union, are no longer required to pay fees to the union to help pay the cost of negotiating contracts (from which those non-members also benefit). Connecticut is one of nearly two dozen states that have required non-members to pay those fees. Joining The Real […]

  • The Real Story: Muslim Leader Mongi Dhahouadi

    The justices approved the latest version of President Trump’s travel ban, which has been in effect since December. It still bars travel from five predominantly Muslim countries, but adds travel from North Korea and Venezuela. Because, unlike earlier versions of his travel ban, this one includes non-Muslim countries, the high court decided it was reasonable under the President’s authority to take action in the interest of national security. Joining The Real Story is Muslim Leader Mongi Dhahouadi, from the Washington-based Center for […]

  • 2018 candidates and potential candidates for Governor

    HARTFORD — Now that Governor Malloy has announced he is not seeking a third term, many people across the state are throwing their hats in the ring for the 2018 Election. Some people have filed paperwork to run for Governor, some have formed exploratory committees for statewide office which could include governor or other positions. What is an exploratory committee? An exploratory committee is established to help determine whether a person has support to run for an elected office. If a potential […]

  • The Real Story – Hartford Springfield rail line

    The long awaited Hartford – Springfield commuter rail line got rolling this week. We talk with DOT Commissioner James Redeker about the service

  • The Real Story – Rich DuPont

    We talk to Rich DuPont (R) for Congress in the Fifth District.

  • ‘Smart Home’ in Hartford assisting individuals with disabilities

    HARTFORD —  Technology is certainly making things convenient, but if you’re someone with a disability it can be life changing. At the New England Assistive Technology Center in Hartford, otherwise known as the NEAT Center, that technology is on full display. “There’s just so many capabilities that it’s fascinating and very empowering,” said Khris Thompson, who is a NEAT Center coordinator. At the Center, operated by Oak Hill, Thompson helps people with a wide range of disabilities gain greater control […]

  • The Real Story – Brian Foley joins FOX61

    Brian Foley, who just retired as Deputy Police Chief in Hartford, is soon coming to work at FOX61, as the station’s Chief Investigator.  As he prepares for his new role, he joins us to reflect on how things have changed during his 24 year career in law enforcement, especially when it comes to police-community relations.