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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 – Rep. Matt Blumenthal

    Freshman lawmaker, Rep. Matt Blumenthal (D-Stamford) discusses his very busy first session at the State Capitol.  The son  of U.S. Senator Richard Blumenthal, and a Marine Corps veteran who has served in Afghanistan, he has jumped into a different kind of battle. This battle is over gun bills, early voting, the minimum wage and more. He also talks about his role as a lead attorney in  the lawsuit by Sandy Hook families against Alex Jones (Infowars) for claiming that the […]

  • The Real Story – Battle over tolls

    The battle over bringing back highway tolls in Connecticut, one of Gov. Ned Lamont’s top legislative priorities, won’t be decided in  the current General Assembly session, for a lack of support. The  plan is to focus on the budget for now, and save “tolls” for a Special Session in August, but No Tolls CT, a group that recently delivered a petition with more than 100,000 signatures to the governor’s office, vows to keep  up the pressure. Guest:  Patrick Sasser, Founder, […]

  • The Real Story – Fair Share CT

    Members of a millionaires group want the state to tax them a lot more ($1 billion more), and they insist they’re serious!!  They call themselves “Fair Share CT” and they are proposing that the top income tax rate, for the highest earners (couples earning $5 million or more per year), be raised to just under 10%.  Why are they doing this? Guests: David Bingham, Member (Retired physician from Salem)                    Philip Vander […]

  • The Real Story – Foley heads back to public service

    Fox61’s Chief Investigator Brian Foley joins us to talk about his new job with the state, working  as Public Information Officer for the Department of Emergency Services and Public Protect.  He will be an executive assistant to Public Safety Commissioner James Rovella, his former boss at the Hartford Police Department, where Rovella had been Chief, and Brian was Deputy Chief, when Brian retired last year.

  • The Real Story – AG: Drug companies colluding

    Attorney General William Tong talks about his federal lawsuit alleging that a number of drug companies have, for years, have been colluding with each other to fix prices on generic drugs (in some cases, raising prices by 2000%)!

  • The Real Story – The Gov, the legislature, and polls on tolls

    Sacred Heart University Political Science Professor Gary Rose talks about the school’s recent poll on tolls, and offers his assessment of how Gov. Lamont has performed in office so far.

  • The Real Story – Former State Senator against tolls

    Toni Boucher, a former State Senator (R-Wilton) and former Co-Chair of the Transportation Committee, rails against Gov. Lamont’s proposal to bring back highway tolls in Connecticut.

  • The Real Story – Ethan’s Law

    After House passage on Tuesday, “Ethan’s Law” is now a step closer to becoming Connecticut law.  The bill, which closes a loophole in the state law on gun storage, is named after Ethan Song, a Guilford teen who died last year when he accidentally shot himself while playing with a gun at a friend’s house.   Guests:  Kristin Song, Ethan’s Mom, and State Rep. Sean Scanlon (D) Guilford, a sponsor of the bill

  • The Real Story – Wethersfield police involved shooting

    Fox 61’s Jenn Bernstein and Al Terzi discuss the police involved shooting in Wethersfield that left a teen dead. Faith leader, Bishop John Selders gives his thoughts on how the department has handled the investigation so far. Fox 61’s Brian Foley breaks down newly released dash cam video in that shooting.

  • The Real Story – Police shooting in New Haven

    State Senator Gary Winfield is calling on the Chief State’s Attorney to thoroughly investigate the officer-involved shooting in New Haven. Winfield brings his concerns and discusses related legislation he’s crafting with Fox 61’s Al Terzi and Jenn Bernstein.

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