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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 kmcgilvery@fox61.com.

Keith is originally from the Boston area.

Recent Articles
  • Make-A-Wish volunteer brings Fenway to Connecticut

    WINDSOR — Welcome to little Fenway. “I didn’t think they would give me Fenway I thought they would give me a baseball field, just a baseball field,” says Make-A-Wish recipient Thomas Hastings. The backyard transform in Windsor was a dream come true for 12-year-old Thomas Hastings. “I like to be able to play baseball and to be out there and just play around,” he says. The muscle behind much of the magic was Make-A-Wish volunteer wish grantor, Paula Musgrave, “Throughout […]

  • Driver crashes into Hartford building

    HARTFORD — A driver is in the hospital after crashing into a Hartford building. It happened Thursday morning near the intersection of Park Terrace and Capital Avenue. The mangled car ended up on the sidewalk. Fox 61 was first on the scene as emergency crews worked to get the individual out of the vehicle and into an ambulance. Investigators say the driver lost control of the car before jumping the curb. The driver suffered only minor injuries. Kyle Krupa, Hartford […]

  • Make-a-Wish Connecticut helps cancer survivor throw a hometown party

    PROSPECT — Jack Walsh is alive and that alone is a reason to celebrate, “I was originally diagnosed with Ewing sarcoma in 2014 and I had surgery and chemotherapy and radiation,” he says. The young man from Prospect can remember finding out he had Cancer, fighting it, and learning it came back, “I went back to school for half a year and then they found another tumor on the scans on my heart and I had to have open heart […]

  • Make-A-Wish Connecticut employee honors brother on the job

    Shayna Grassi’s been part of Make-A-Wish for decades. “We came to know Make-A-Wish because his wish was granted 20 years ago when they sent us to Disney World.” Grassi is talking about her twin brother Sam. He was diagnosed with Duchenne Muscular Dystrophy as a little boy and Make-A-Wish wanted to bring some joy to him and his family. “I remember they had an ice cream parlor which served ice cream 24 hours a day, I remember meeting Mickey and […]

  • Foodie Friday: Greenhouse Café and Tavern in Burlington

    BURLINGTON — It’s a property that could land in the pages of a fancy magazine – with a menu to match. The meals are being served up with care at the Greenhouse Café and Tavern in Burlington. The one-time garden center has been transformed into a destination for good food and family fun. “It is incredibly fresh and it changes consistently so each time I’ve come here, I’ve been enticed to order a different meal and I’ve been happy with each […]

  • Make-A-Wish Connecticut marks a major milestone

    TRUMBULL — This spring, Make-a-Wish Connecticut is celebrating its 3,000th wish. Nicole Miles is in the business of granting wishes. “It’s amazing,” she said. “It doesn’t really feel like a real job.” The Fairfield grad started with Make-a-Wish Connecticut as an intern and today she’s on the team full-time. “I don’t think it has any boundaries or barriers,” she said.  “Everybody can identify with it, so sick children are either people’s worst fears or it is something they have been […]

  • State educators take on CSCU president, board

    HARTFORD —  Tough talk Thursday morning for the president of the Connecticut State Colleges and Universities. The room was packed at CSCU headquarters in Hartford where educators turned out to sound off on the current state of the system and its president, Mark Ojakian. The public comment periods comes weeks after Ojakian’s pitch to consolidate state colleges and universities was turned down by a national accrediting group. “The board should be clear the problem is not a NEASC, your problem […]

  • Family hits the beach for late son and Make-A-Wish Connecticut

    TAFTVILLE — Taftville parents Brian and Doreen Brennan said baseball was in their son Travis’ blood. “He loves sports, all sports, but baseball really was his passion,” said Doreen. So when the young man was diagnosed with a brain tumor and Make-A-Wish Connecticut wanted to help, his family knew exactly what he would want. “Travis being the kind of kid is in sports, loving sports, the trip was just amazing for him and me,” said Brian. The non-profit made the […]

  • State educators honored with trip around the world

    NEW HAVEN —  Teachers from across Connecticut are getting ready to pack their bags to see the world. Dozens of Connecticut teachers are about to use the world as their classrooms. FOX61 was there as 150 educators from around the state were honored in New Haven. The men and women were selected as 2018 Fund for Teachers Fellows. The Dalio Foundation announced $650,000 in grants for the teachers. As part of the program, they’ll spend part of the summer exploring […]

  • Students explore career expo at Wesleyan University

    MIDDLETOWN — Connecticut teenagers were getting a jumpstart on their futures Tuesday morning. More than 1,000 high schoolers packed the campus of Wesleyan University in Middletown for a massive career fair. The young people from across Middlesex County got to meet with roughly 200 professionals from about 100 different industries. Some of them explored opportunities in medicine, law enforcement, agriculture and culinary fields while others explored careers in automotive maintenance and welding. The teens also got the chance to participate […]