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Jeevan Vittal is FOX 61’s Political Reporter and a two-time Emmy nominated Reporter/Anchor.

His reports can be seen weekdays on the FOX 61 News at 4 p.m., 5 p.m., 10 p.m., and 11 p.m.

Jeevan joined the FOX 61 news team in 2011 and has covered stories across Connecticut and across New England.

Jeevan is a native of Washington, DC and graduated from the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill.

Prior to his return back to Connecticut, Jeevan was an Anchor, Reporter, and Producer at WENY-TV in Elmira, NY.

In his free time, Jeevan enjoys summertime activities, catching a movie, playing a video game, discovering new places and, of course, cheering for the UNC Tar Heels.

Jeevan is the recipient of several first place and national awards from the Associated Press and Society of Professional Journalists.

If you have a story you’d like Jeevan to cover, drop him a line!


Recent Articles
  • State layoff notices go out; state bond rating lowered

    HARTFORD — The state has begun the process of notifying some employees that they will be laid off. “Layoff notices have started I’ve been telling you for weeks that they were and that we’re doing the work and we will continue to do that,” said Governor Dannel Malloy at a press conference Friday morning. “I think in the coming days you’re going to write a lot of stories about people who don’t want to see layoffs.” Numbers were not immediately […]

  • State leaders begin prep for ‘mixmaster’ rehabilitation in Waterbury

    WATERBURY — The mixmaster, an affectionate term for the confluence of I-84 and Route 8 in Waterbury, is due for a major upgrade soon, according to transportation officials. “The first piece of this is going to be replacement based on condition. It’s an aging structure that has to be replaced,” said James Redeker, Connecticut Transportation Commissioner. “When it’s done it’ll be rebuilt on modern standards for traffic flow.” The elevated bridge structure was built in the 1960s and is now over capacity […]

  • State labor unions continue talks as layoffs begin to loom

    HARTFORD — State employee labor unions are bracing for layoff notices which Governor Dannel Malloy said may be sent out next week. “If we’re not going to have a deal then there are going to be far more layoffs and other cuts that are going to have to be made so in fairness to the workforce we need to understand where we are,” said Malloy. State leaders are seeking $700 Million in concessions from State Employees Bargaining Agent Coalition (SEBAC), […]

  • State budget talks continue to heat up

    HARTFORD —  Alarm bells went off at the state capitol Wednesday morning as legislative Democratic leaders gave an update on Connecticut’s steadily deteriorating fiscal situation. “We are going to undo 20 years of policy in a matter of days when it comes to settling this budget,” said Democrat State Representative and Speaker of the House, Joe Aresimowicz. After a meeting of legislative leaders with Gov. Malloy on May 2, the consensus has emerged that drastic action must be taken immediately […]

  • State leaders highlight improvement project; propose upgrades to Albany Avenue

    HARTFORD —   Neighbors who live along Albany Avenue in Hartford are looking forward to a project that many hope will revitalize the area. Albany Avenue, also known as Route 44, an artery between downtown Hartford and West Hartford, is getting a $30 million dollar face lift in the form of better roads, parking, pedestrian access and an improved facade. “Many in this community can’t work in the community and the more you keep people in your community the more vibrant […]

  • State leaders meet to discuss growing budget deficit

    HARTFORD — Gov. Dannel P. Malloy and Connecticut legislative leaders have kicked off what they acknowledge will be challenging state budget negotiations. The Democratic governor met more than an hour Tuesday with top Democratic and Republican members of the General Assembly. Lawmakers emerged from Malloy’s state Capitol office offering scant information, other than they plan to eventually meet again and hope Malloy can reach a $700 million labor concession agreement with state employees. Those talks are still ongoing. “Are we […]

  • Tax shortfall leads to state hiring freeze; GOP unveils budget plan

    HARTFORD — Early state revenue projections show a more dire budget situation than originally thought. Thursday evening, the Governor’s Office of Policy and Management (OPM), sent a memo to all executive branch commissioners ordering an immediate hiring freeze after a projected tax revenue shortfall of more than $500 million dollars. “On Monday, May 1st we are required to produce a consensus revenue forecast based on April tax receipts,” wrote Ben Barnes, OPM Secretary, in an urgent memo to all State […]

  • Legislative leaders on CT budget: We’re in uncharted territory

    HARTFORD — State leaders are disagreeing on fiscal and philosophical grounds when it comes to Connecticut’s budget. “We are now in somewhat uncharted territory.” said Democratic Senate President Pro Tempore Martin Looney. Democrats and Republicans appear to be digging in their heels over methods to generate revenue in the face of more dire deficit projections. Estimates from various sources project the state deficit to be between $1.7 billion to $3 billion in the coming years. Democratic Gov. Dannel P. Malloy […]

  • Lawmakers look to raise the state’s sales, income tax

    HARTFORD —  A public hearing took place Tuesday at the Legislative Office Building in Hartford for Connecticut residents who wanted their opinions to be heard about several proposals lawmakers are considering to raise taxes. The proposals include increasing Connecticut’s sales tax and bumping up the amount of the wealthiest currently pay in the state. Right now, in the state, the sales tax is 6.35 percent. A proposed bill would raise that to 6.99 percent. When looking at Connecticut’s nearby states, New York State has […]

  • Police investigate weekend hit-and-run on Park St. in Hartford

    HARTFORD — Police are investigating a hit-and-run collision that happened on Park Street in Hartford Saturday night. They said the crash happened just before 10 p.m. in the area of Park and Cedar streets. The unidentified victim was rushed to a nearby hospital but is expected to survive his injuries. Police say he suffered serious head trauma and broken bones. “All of a sudden I see a guy lying on the ground look like he got hit,” said Ratana Ross, who was […]

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