Katie Corrado is the weekend evening anchor and a weekday nightside reporter at FOX 61.
Prior to Hartford, Katie spent two years as the weekend evening anchor and a reporter at the NBC/CBS affiliates in Syracuse, New York.
She was the only Syracuse reporter live from the dedication of the 9/11 Museum at Ground Zero. Katie also reported during Hurricane Sandy and several Syracuse snow storms, and her live reporting during major flooding was recognized by the Syracuse Press Club. She also covered visits from President Obama, Bill and Hillary Clinton and the Dalai Llama.
Katie graduated cum laude from Fordham University in the Bronx, where she anchored the Fordham Nightly News and was named an Edward A. Walsh scholarship recipient. She interned with FOX5 (WNYW), CBS Newspath and the Investigative Unit at WABC.
While in college, Katie’s work was twice recognized by the New York State Associated Press Broadcaster’s Association.
Katie is a three-time scholarship recipient of New York Women in Communications Foundation, and is an active member of New York Women in Communications.
Katie has wanted to be a broadcast journalist since the sixth grade, and is living out her dream. She’s happy to now call Connecticut her home.
BRIDGEPORT — Giovanni Rivera remembered his cousin Jayson Negron as a gifted and beautiful 15-year-old. Negron was shot and killed by Bridgeport Police last Tuesday evening, after reportedly pinning an officer with a stolen car during an attempted traffic stop. The officer shot into the car, killing Negron and injuring his passenger. Cell phone video Rivera released on Twitter shows Negron lying on the street after the shooting. Rivera, 24, said his cousin was left to die. He is now […]
HARTFORD — Debating about reintroducing tolls in Connecticut continued at the Capitol on Wednesday. Connecticut Democrats are largely in favor of bringing back tolls, citing revenue figures from nearby states. “The amount of money raised in our neighboring states for their transportation projects from tolls is absolutely astounding,” said Speaker of the House Joe Aresimowicz. “And here we are, with a Special Transportation Fund that’s going to be broke in 2020, 2021, unless we come up with answers.” “We have to look at […]
TORRINGTON — A woman’s Facebook post is garnering thousands of shares on Tuesday evening. The 25-year-old shared a picture of her face and chest badly bruised, after she says she was raped on Sunday. The woman says she was taking a drive on Stillwater Pond Road when she got out of her car to smoke a cigarette and look at the stars and was attacked from behind. “There was a guy who came up behind me, pushed me on the ground, […]
FARMINGTON — On Wednesday, construction crews were working on gas lines and sidewalks on Route 4 in Farmington, as a multi-year construction project continues. The project will add a second lane to the eastbound side of Route 4, as well as add a traffic light at the intersection of Routes 4 & 10 and a back road to detour some local business traffic around the intersection. Work is expected to finish in June 2018, but the DOT said crews are currently about 30 days behind schedule. […]
HARTFORD — The driver of a tractor-trailer that overturned and blocked traffic for hours Tuesday, was charged in the accident. The accident happened on Interstate 91 South near Exit 27 in Hartford shortly before 10 a.m. State Police said the operator, Ralph Perry, 56, of East Orange New Jersey, was charged with failure to drive in proper lane, traveling unreasonably fast, and failure to pay annual filing fees. Connecticut State Police said Perry suffered minor injury when he lost control of the truck. Perry said he’s […]
HARTFORD — Connecticut’s Department of Energy and Environmental Protection is asking residents to take steps to minimize potential encounters with bears. In 2016, DEEP received 6,700 reported sightings. Of those, roughly 1,000 involved conflict, such as property damage. The current numbers are a marked increase since Connecticut began recording bear sightings. “If you go back 30 years, we received only about 100 [sightings] per year,” said Paul Rego, DEEP wildlife biologist. So far in 2017, DEEP has received 650 reported […]
NEW YORK — ESPN is laying off 100 on-air personalities and writers. The job cuts, including television, radio and online personalities were announced Wednesday, and most will take effect immediately. ESPN also plans to cut what a source described as a limited number of additional off-air jobs. Rich Hanley, journalism professor at Quinnipiac University said, “People don’t seem to be as interested in sports as they used to be. Every time somebody eliminates their cable subscription, ESPN loses $7 a month, […]
NIANTIC — It was a big day at Camp Niantic as a brand new class of National Guardsmen celebrated graduation. If they’re called on, the new group of soldiers is now ready to protect the people of Connecticut, and proudly serve. “I joined the National Guard because I felt a need to serve my country because it’s the greatest country in the world,” said Private First Class Devon Barker. Barker was one of nearly thirty new soldiers welcomed today in […]
BRISTOL — For the first time, family of Aaron Hernandez speak out following the news of him committing suicide in prison Wednesday morning. FOX61 spoke with family and friends who are not only grieving, but claim Aaron did not commit suicide and believe there was foul play involved in his death. They said the family is now seeking a second separate autopsy for a man who they saw as more than just a superstar football player, but as a man who was […]
HARTFORD — Many in Connecticut woke up Wednesday morning to the news that former New England Patriots star and Bristol native Aaron Hernandez was found dead hanging in his cell. Reaction to this startling news, coming only days after Hernandez was acquitted in a 2012 double slaying prosecutors said was fueled by his anger over a drink spilled at a nightclub. Bristol residents weighed their thoughts on the death of Hernandez. Jannell Commeau, who said she went to school with Hernandez, […]