Keith McGilvery is an anchor for the FOX61 Morning News weekdays from 4 a.m. to 10 a.m.

Prior to coming to FOX 61 Keith worked at WCAX-TV, the CBS affiliate in Burlington, Vermont. At WCAX Keith co-anchored the Channel 3 News at 11 and co-hosted the station’s daily talk show, “The :30.” The assignment had him doing everything from interviewing politicians and musicians to cooking, learning Jiu-Jitsu and training for a road race. Keith also reported for the Channel 3 News at 5 and 6.

Keith’s career started at WVIR/NBC29 in Charlottesville, Virginia where he worked as a general assignment reporter.
Keith earned a master’s degree in journalism from Emerson College. He received a bachelor’s degree in political science and communications from Fordham University where he served as student body president. While in New York City he interned with ABC’s Good Morning America, 20/20 and Primetime Live.

Keith is the recipient of the Fordham College Alumni Award, recognizing academic excellence as well as his work with the Special Olympics and other community groups. He also received the
Radio-Television News Directors Foundation’s Abe Schechter Scholarship for his work as a young journalist and was named a “Rising Star” by Vermont Business Magazine.

Keith loves to travel. He has backpacked across five continents and enjoys speaking with students about his adventures. If you have a story idea or community event Keith should know about, send him an email at

Keith is originally from the Boston area.

Recent Articles
  • Talking with your kids about suicide

    Jeremy Richman lost his daughter Avielle in the Sandy Hook shooting and this week the Newtown dad died in an apparent suicide. The news is getting the attention of parents who may have questions about how to talk about the tough topic with their kids. The Jordan Porco Foundation is looking to help. The non-profit is working in Connecticut and across the country to prevent suicide. The organization’s co-founder Marisa Giarnella-Porco lost her son to suicide. She says starting a […]

  • World Down Syndrome Day: Connecticut teens work to end the ‘R-word’

    WOODBRIDGE — Amity High School sophomore Saeed Karout is a big-time athlete who respects the competition, “Because it is nice, it is not nice when you are mean to other people.” The unified athlete is easily earning admiration in the gym, “He is just great, he is always running around, I am in his gym class first period, everybody is still sleepy, sleep walking around the gym and he is just a ball of energy running around, always happy to […]

  • Amity High School students buzz with excitement over beekeeping

    Students in the alternative program at Amity High School were buzzing with excitement today. The American Honey Queen, a national spokesperson for bee keeping, came to speak with the students about the important role that bees play in our environment. For the last two years, these students, who face varying emotional and intellectual challenges, have been tasked with taking care of several bee hives on the roof of their school. “I just love that young kids are getting into it, […]

  • EXCLUSIVE: Thieves target multiple cars, stealing wheels in Manchester

    Alex Torres isn’t getting much sleep these days, “I have just had enough, I don’t feel comfortable sleeping at night,” he says. And his growing frustration led him looking for help. “I sent it out to all of the news organizations you guys (FOX61) were the only ones who contacted me back,” says Torres. Torres says in the past few weeks crooks have been creeping around his car looking to steel his wheels right from his Manchester driveway, a scene […]

  • Read Across America: Teaching empathy in Woodbridge

    WOODBRIDGE —  Members of the FOX61 morning team traded in the anchor desk for the classroom in Woodbridge on Tuesday. Margaux Farrell and Keith Mcgilvery were guest readers at the Beecher Road Elementary School. The pair visited with Katie McCollom’s six grade class to read “Rescue and Jessica A Life-Changing Friendship” as part of the school’s year-long look at empathy. “I learned that empathy is when you can put yourself in others shoes, and you can understand what they are […]

  • Preventing youth suicide in Connecticut

    Marina Yoshimura seems to have it all. The budding entrepreneur is launching her own online business and she just wrapped up a year at Yale. “I had the opportunity to learn not just what to think or how to think, but also how to feel And how to respond to certain issues,” said Yoshimura. But despite her success, the 22-year-old felt like a failure, she was depressed and contemplating suicide. “There was a mix of trauma, fear, anger, resentment, sense […]

  • One group’s mission: Tracking UFO sightings in Connecticut

    They’re your friends, neighbors and co-workers sharing a passion that might surprise you. Folks here in Connecticut — tracking hundreds of UFO sightings across the state in just the past few years. So could this be fact… or is it fiction that’s just out of this world? Mary Cunningham lives in Vernon and says she saw her first unidentified flying object as a teenager. “I looked up there and there was a pulsating vehicle, it wasn’t blinking lights, it was actually […]

  • Spreading Valentine’s Day love in Newington

    Newington — Spreading love at Middlewoods in Newington, FOX61’s Keith McGilvery and Margaux Farrell stopped by the assisted living facility on Valentine’s Day to hand out roses and smiles! The flowers were donated by Visiting Angels of Newington in an effort to spread some cheer on the holiday of love. How did you celebrate Valentine’s Day?

  • #CTBucketList Tour visits Cava Restaurant in Southington

    The FOX61 #CTBucketList Tour visited Cava Restaurant in Southington Tuesday! For more than four months a year the restaurant is covered from floor to ceiling with lights, wreaths, trees, and other decorations. The spectacle has been a tradition at the family-owned restaurant for more than a decade. This year, the themes include rooms decorated to celebrate the Little Mermaid, The Phantom of the Opera, Harry Potter, and Frozen! The family spends more than 1,300 hours every year to put the […]

  • Local reaction to Patriots Super Bowl win!

    The Patriots are Super Bowl Champions for the sixth time after beating the Rams on Sunday. FOX61’s Keith McGilvery and Margaux Farrell caught up with locals in Naugatuck to see how folks are feelings after following Super Bowl 53. View this post on Instagram Meet AJ Blair! He’s a @fox61news fan (even though he was cheering for the Rams) He joined @keith.mcgilvery and @marge_farrell on the @fox61news this morning to talk about the Super Bowl! A post shared by FOX61 […]

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