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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 – Legislative Preview

    Legislative Preview – State Senate leaders Martin Looney (D) and Len Fasano (R) join us for a wide-ranging discussion of the challenges and goals for the 2019 session, which gets underway  on January 9.  In an extended interview, we discuss the massive budget deficit facing them, as well as the major legislative proposals that are expected, including legalization of recreational marijuana, a plan to introduce sports betting and raising Connecticut’s minimum wage.

  • The Real Story – Changing gun laws

    A gun death in Guilford prompts a call for changing state law on the storage of guns.  Rep. Sean Scanlon is leading the charge on a proposal from the parents of Ethan Song, a teen who accidentally shot himself to death last January while playing with a gun at a friend’s house.  The weapon had been stored inside a plastic box in a closet there.  Ethan’s friend was arrested in the case, even though the gun belonged to his friend’s […]

  • The Real Story: “Ethan’s Law” proposal

    A gun death in Guilford prompts a call for changing state law on the storage of guns.  Rep. Sean Scanlon is leading the charge on a proposal from the parents of Ethan Song, a teen who accidentally shot himself to death last January while playing with a gun at a friend’s house.  The weapon had been stored inside a plastic box in a closet there.  Ethan’s friend was arrested in the case, even though the gun belonged to his friend’s […]

  • The Real Story: Legislative preview with Senators Looney and Fasano

    Legislative Preview – State Senate leaders Martin Looney (D) and Len Fasano (R) join us for a wide-ranging discussion of the challenges and goals for the 2019 session, which gets underway on January 9. In an extended interview, we discuss the massive budget deficit facing them, as well as the major legislative proposals that are expected, including legalization of recreational marijuana, a plan to introduce sports betting and raising Connecticut’s minimum wage.

  • The Real Story – Mass. marijuana sales spark debate here at home

    Long lines are still being reported in Massachusetts, where recreational marijuana is now legal. The two stores that have opened so far, in Northampton and Leicester, have reported more than $2 million in sales in the first five days they were open, generating a lot of tax revenue for the Commonwealth! Should Connecticut join the party? Al and Jenn ask their guests: Rep. Vincent Candelora, Republican of  North Branford, who is opposed, and Rep. Josh Elliott, Democrat of Hamden, who is in […]

  • The Real Story – UTC split

    United Technologies Corporation, Connecticut’s largest employer, announced this week that it is splitting into 3 independent companies. UTC (Aerospace, Defense, Pratt and Whitney) … Otis (Elevators, escalators , moving walkways) … and Carrier (Air conditioning, building systems, including building security). Why is this happening … why now … and what might it mean for jobs, and the state economy? Guest: Dan Haar, Business Columnist, Hearst Media

  • EXCLUSIVE: Ethan Song’s parents speak out after friend is charged in connection with death

    GUILFORD — Nearly 10 months after the accidental shooting death of 15-year-old Ethan Song, an arrest has been made in the case Monday, charging a juvenile boy with second degree manslaughter. Song was found dead in his friend’s home in Guilford on January 31, and just last week, the State’s Attorney ruled the shooting accidental. The report said that Song accidentally shot himself in the head with a .357 magnum handgun which was stored in a master bedroom closet at the location […]

  • The Real Story — Election 2018

     Analysis of Ned Lamont’s win (and Bob Stefanowski’s loss), in the Connecticut governor’s race. Also, a discussion of the election night problems, including long lines and wet ballots, at polling places in New Haven and Mansfield. Guests: Political Science Prof. Gary Rose (Sacred Heart University, Fairfield), and columnist Chris Powell.

  • The Real Story – Dems take control of General Assembly

     Democrats at the State Capitol are now in control of both chambers, expanding their majority in the House and breaking the tie in the Senate. We talk with outgoing State Rep. Tony Guerrera (D) Rocky Hill and former State Rep. Dan Carter (R) Bethel about the changes, the challenges and what the priorities should be, for the 2019 session of the General Assembly

  • The Real Story — 22-year-old elected to state Senate

    Will Haskell, 22-year-old Democrat from Westport talks about his stunning upset win against longtime GOP State Sen. Toni Boucher of Wilton. Haskell, who just graduated from Georgetown University in May, says he had planned to start law school in the fall, but decided to put that off and run for office, to gain more experience.