Jenna DeAngelis is an evening news reporter at FOX61. She comes to Hartford after more than two years at the NBC Affiliate in sunny Myrtle Beach, S.C.

At WMBF News, Jenna was a video journalist where she would pitch, shoot, write, edit and report her own stories. On top of news, Jenna was a traffic reporter, fill-in anchor and investigative reporter. She dug into an investigation of a Horry County Detective who improperly handled 88 cases, leaving more than 120 victims, without justice. Jenna also worked tirelessly through the 2015 South Carolina Flood, and covered several presidential candidate visits including Donald Trump, Marco Rubio and Bernie Sanders.

Jenna’s news journey began at KYW, in Philadelphia, PA, where she worked on the assignment desk, covering national stories, like the Penn State sex abuse scandal.

She is a graduate of the University of Delaware where she studied T.V. Production and Broadcast Journalism. As a student, she completed five internships including News 12 Long Island, Fox 29 and KYW in Philadelphia.

Jenna grew up in Long Island, N.Y., where her family still resides. She is ecstatic to have a new home in Connecticut.

Recent Articles
  • Nor’easter pays a visit to Westbrook

    WESTBROOK – The wicked weather in Westbrook created a bit of a road block for residents Friday. The road Dominick Damartino lives on, Beach Way, was flooded in the afternoon, so he had to walk through the water to get home. “One of the worst I’ve ever seen the roads,” he said. Flooding in his neighborhood is something he is used to. The good news, he said his home is elevated enough that it was only impacted by flood waters […]

  • Hartford mayor, police, state lawmakers address string of fatal car crashes involving stolen cars

    HARTFORD –- Following recent serious and fatal car crashes involving stolen cars, regional and state leaders held a meeting on how they can work together to combat the crime. Hartford mayor, police, state lawmakers address the string of fatal car crashes involving stolen cars Police said stolen cars have become a widespread issue in Connecticut and have led to accidents and even deaths. Hartford Mayor Luke Bronin, Hartford Police Department, other municipal leaders, DCF, and the state’s attorneys office were just […]

  • The calm before the storm: Connecticut shoreline bracing for nor’easter impact

    MILFORD – Connecticut is bringing in the month of March with a Nor’easter that is expected to develop Thursday night. The Connecticut shoreline could face potential flooding during high-tide.  Residents in flood-prone areas such as Bayview Beach, may deal with a heightened impact of the storm. The Milford Department of Public Works is preparing by visiting the city’s low-lying areas. “Making sure the catch basins are clear, if there’s issues with them,” DPW Director Chris Saley said. “Normally it’s in the […]

  • Police: Student had thoughts of mass shooting at Westport school

    WESTPORT —  Police said a student at Staples High School was taken into custody after making shooting threats Tuesday morning. Westport police said they were contacted by Staples High School officials in regards to a juvenile male student who was overheard making threats to shoot a teacher. “Officers and detectives responded to Staples High School where the male student was already being interviewed by school administration,” Westport police said. “Based on the information learned by school administrators, it was confirmed the student […]

  • Dangers Connecticut State Police Troopers face during traffic stops

    HARTFORD – Traffic stops are routine for officers on the job but they’re also one of the daily dangers police face every time they put on a uniform. Groton Police confirm one of their own was injured during a traffic stop overnight Wednesday after a suspect took off with the officer halfway inside the car. On Valentines Day, two Bridgeport police officers were dragged by a driver in the midst of a traffic stop. Last year, a Newington officer also faced […]

  • Residents forced out of New Haven apartment building seek answers

    NEW HAVEN — Emotional residents returned to the Norton Towers Apartments searching for answers a day after they were forced out. The apartment building on Norton Street was evacuated, Thursday afternoon, after it was deemed uninhabitable. The building was locked up, blocked off with police tape and displayed “danger,” signs, Friday. The 80 displaced tenants were put up in three nearby motels by the property manager, until further notice. The New Haven Fire Department was called to the building, Thursday […]

  • EXCLUSIVE: People forced out of New Haven apartment building after officials deemed it uninhabitable

    NEW HAVEN — Residents were forced out of their apartment building after officials declared it unsafe. Tenants of the Norton Towers Apartments were told, Thursday afternoon, they had to evacuate the building. “I came home from work and I was told I can’t be in my apartment because it’s being condemned,” resident Jessica Tracy said. “This is just crazy, all the sudden with no notice, I don’t know what I’m gonna do.” The New Haven Fire Department said the building […]

  • Republican candidates for governor sound off in third debate

    WEST HAVEN — Eight Republican candidates for governor took to the stage for the third debate Wednesday night. The Connecticut Republican Party held the debate at Notre Dame High School in West Haven, which drew in hundreds, resulting in standing room. The first topics addressed at the debate were gun control and school safety. FOX61 spoke to several candidates about their stance on these hot button issues. “We have in Connecticut among the most strict gun control laws of any […]

  • Two people found dead inside an Essex home

    ESSEX —  Connecticut State Police said two people were found dead inside a home Tuesday afternoon. State police said around 1:30 p.m., troopers responded to Prospect Street to conduct a well-being check.  Upon making entry into the residence, troopers located two deceased people inside. State police said The Office of the Chief Medical Examiner will conduct a post-mortem examination in order to determine the cause and manner of death of both individuals. Essex First Selectman Norman Needleman stopped by the scene to […]

  • 6-year-old Norwalk girl dies from flu complications

    NORWALK —  Six-year-old Emma Splan received a flu vaccination in September. Her parents learned the hard way that it didn’t matter. Her mother, Christy Pugh, was understandably too distraught Monday to conduct an interview, but she communicated through Facebook messenger with FOX 61 noting that her first grader passed away Sunday morning at Yale-New Haven Children’s Hospital. Emma Splan’s dance teacher describes this precious pupil, since the age of 18 months, with one word. “Everything about her sparkled,” said Michelle Sperry, Founder and Director of […]

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