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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 – Matt Corey

    Matthew Corey, (R) Candidate for US Senate, whose first campaign ad aired this week, celebrates the latest Quinnipiac University poll that shows he’s now only 15 points behind incumbent Democrat Chris Murphy, cutting in half the deficit shown in the first Q-Poll on his race.  A solid Trump supporter, Corey blasts Murphy for obstructing the President’s agenda at every turn.  We also ask Corey how he thinks the US should respond to Saudi Arabia over the murder of Washington Post […]

  • The Real Story – General Assembly races

    The race for Connecticut Governor and control of the General Assembly is analyzed by former State Senator Rob Kane (R) Watertown/Current Republican State Auditor, and outgoing State Rep. Tony Guerrera (D) Rocky Hill.  Republicans need to flip only 5 seats in the House to claim the majority in that chamber, while flipping only one seat will do it in the Senate, which is currently tied at 18. Who do they think will be the next governor?

  • The Real Story – Mary Welander

    We hear from Orange Democrat Mary Welander, who is challenging House Minority Leader Themis Klarides of  Derby for her seat.  Welander, a member of her town’s Board of Education, and the mother of three young children, talks about the brighter future she wants to help create for the state and her family, by getting control of state spending and changing the way Connecticut has tried to attract new businesses and retain the ones we have.  She is especially interested in […]

  • Connecticut 16-year-old is host of own political show

    Imagine being 16-years-old and being the host of your own online interview program focusing on politics! That’s what Ryan Anastasio of Woodbridge has been up for two years already, and he is really good at it. On his program, “Raving Ryan”, he has talked to most of the state’s top political figures, as well as other prominent individuals , including the Chief Justice of the State Supreme Court Richard Robinson. His questions are insightful, and his personality, delightful! Guest: Ryan […]

  • The Real Story – Governor’s race

    The latest Quinnipiac Poll on the 2018 governor’s race shows Ned Lamont in the lead by 8 points over Republican Bob Stefanowski, but there’s more to the story. There’s a gender gap: Lamont is ahead by more than 20 points among women. Also, 21% of the likely voters say they could change their minds about who will get their vote. We get analysis from Republican Consultant Ben Proto, and Democrat Bill Curry, who writes for Salon.com

  • The Real Story – Fighting opioid abuse

    We talk with Kim Beauregard, the leader of Intercommunity Healthcare, a non-profit organization that provides primary healthcare and other services to patients who couldn’t otherwise afford it. We focus on how Intercommunity, based in Hartford, and is also leading the fight against opioid abuse and deadly overdoses (more than 500 deaths in Connecticut alone, during the first six months of 2018). She expresses concern that Connecticut’s terrible budget situation might very well mean cuts in funding.

  • The Real Story – US Rep John Larson

    US Rep John Larson (D) Dist. 1 joins us to discuss his plan to save Social Security, which is now expected to run out of money in 2033, only 15 years from now.  We also talk to him about his controversial proposal to build tunnels to carry traffic where Interstates 91 and 84 meet in Hartford.

  • The Real Story – General Assembly’s updated policy on sexual harassment

    State Sen. Mae Flexer talks about the General Assembly’s updated policy on sexual harassment.  It was adopted after an anonymous survey of nearly 600 workers at the State Capitol showed many of them have experienced unwanted sexual contact, uncomfortable visits or phone calls and other forms of inappropriate behavior.  In 15% of the cases, a lawmaker was the offender.

  • The Real Story – US Supreme Court Justice Brett Kavanaugh

    A discussion on the confirmation hearing for US Supreme Court nominee, Judge Brett Kavanaugh, and how today’s pattern of in-your-face politics has played a significant role. Guests:  Richard Kay, Professor Emeritus, UConn School of Law, and William Dunlap, Professor, Quinnipiac University School of law.

  • CVS to keep Aetna’s headquarters in Hartford for the next 10 years

    HARTFORD — Gov. Malloy said CVS delivered a commitment letter to the state pledging to keep Aetna headquarters in Hartford at least for the next 10 years. In addition, Malloy said CVS also pledged to “maintain staffing levels for at least the next 4 years, and honor existing philanthropic agreements.” Read all the documents related to CVS’s acquisition of Aetna. Gov. Malloy released the following statement: “Hartford has been Aetna’s home since 1853 and I am thrilled that the capital city […]