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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: Teachers say schools are making them, and their students, ill

    Teachers in a number of schools across Connecticut claim mold, asbestos and other health hazards in schools are making them, and their students, sick! Now their union, the Connecticut Education Association (CEA), plans to press state lawmakers for legislation requiring cities and towns to make renovations to remove such hazards. Melanie Kolek, Legal Counsel for CEA, discusses the findings with Al and Jenn.

  • The Real Story: CTPharma and Yale investigate medical marijuana for pain, PTSD

    Can medical marijuana, in the right dosage, effectively treat PTSD and be a solid substitute for opioids as a pain-reliever? Finding out is the goal of a new study involving the Yale University School of Medicine and medical marijuana producer CTPharma (CT Pharmaceutical Solutions), based in Portland. Guests: Tom Schultz, Chief Executive Officer, CTPharma Rino Ferrarese, Chief Operating Officer, CTPharma

  • The Real Story: Congresswoman Jahana Hayes on the impeachment inquiry and college costs

    US Representative Jahana Hayes talks about the Impeachment Investigation, which she came to support, as more and more evidence emerged. She also discusses the negative reaction she faced after sending a Tweet thanking President Trump for ordering the attack that killed ISIS leader Abu bakr al-Baghdadi. And, she describes a new bill, (the College Affordability Act), she co-sponsored with a colleague from Virginia, designed to make higher education cheaper and accessible for more people.

  • The Real Story: Senator Len Fasano on the Governor’s “CT 2030” transportation plan

    State Senate Minority Len Fasano reacts to Governor Lamont’s revamped “tolls” plan revealed this week. It would erect toll gantries on 14 bridges across the state, with the money raised dedicated to repairs on those bridges. He remains optimistic that lawmakers will come up with a bipartisan “transportation” plan.

  • The Real Story: Transportation Committee Co-chair Rep. Roland Lemar

    Transportation Committee Co-chair Representative Roland Lemar (D- New Haven) talks about the possibility of coming up with a plan to fund Connecticut’s highway infrastructure and mass transit — a plan that the General Assembly could actually pass.  No vote was held earlier this year due to the lack of Democratic support.

  • The Real Story: New London Mayor Michael Passero

    New London Mayor Michael Passero, seeking his second term in office, talks property taxes, economic development, and the State Pier project, under which wind turbines while be fabricated and assembled, and then installed far off-shore, in the Atlantic, to generate electricity.

  • The Real Story: Waterbury Mayor Neil O’Leary

    Waterbury Mayor Neil O’Leary is going for a 4th term in office. Topics include the ongoing rebuilding of the city’s “mixmaster” (the highway bridges where I-84 and Rte 8 intersect), and the success of his “brownfields” program, under which the city buys abandoned factories, gets them cleaned up and put back on the market.

  • The Real Story: Sen. Saud Anwar calls for moratorium on vaping products

    State Senator Saud Anwar, Democrat of South Windsor, discusses the nationwide vaping crisis and his call for a four-month moratorium on the sale of vaping products, like the one in Massachusetts. Hundreds of vapers have suffered lung injuries, and some have died, including one patient here in Connecticut. Sen. Anwar is also a medical doctor whose specialty is lung problems.

  • The Real Story: Governor Lamont’s revised toll plan – a better plan?

    With Gov. Ned Lamont poised to introduce his new, sharply scaled-down tolls plan, policy expert Red Jahncke is warning state lawmakers not to “fall for it” — because bridges-only tolls will eventually lead to more tolls, and because it won’t do anything to relieve traffic congestion. Jahncke has his own idea about what WILL work.

  • The Real Story: CAA Director on B-17 crash at Bradley

    The B-17 that crashed at Bradley International Airport was part of a group of vintage aircraft owned by a Massachusetts foundation that puts its planes on tour, offering rides in them, to raise money to keep them flying. The state Connecticut Airport Authority gave final approval for the tour stop at Bradley International. The authority’s Executive Director Kevin Dillon discusses the accident.

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