Lissette Nunez joined the FOX 61 news team in September 2018 as a reporter.
Prior to Hartford, Lissette spent three years at 47 ABC in Salisbury, MD. There she was a Bilingual Reporter/Producer. While at 47 ABC she reported on a 19 hour hostage situation at a Delaware prison that made national headlines. During her time there she also helped launch the first bilingual show in the market known as ‘Latino Flavor’.
She is a proud Syracuse University alum where she studied Broadcast Journalism. Go Orange! She also held multiple internships including WSTM-TV in Syracuse, NY and WGN-TV in Chicago.
Lissette is a Chicago native, and was born and raised in the city’s South Side. She is excited to call Connecticut her new home. When she is not reporting you can find her baking delicious desserts exploring new restaurants and wineries.
Lawmakers and advocates for victims of domestic violence sent a strong message on Valentine’s Day. They say it’s no coincidence they chose this day to take a stand. “We are here because love shouldn’t hurt,” says Mary Jane Foster, Interval House’s President and CEO. Interval House is the state’s largest domestic violence agency who says the need for their services continues to grow. Last year, they helped thousands of clients and took more than 3,000 hotline calls. “What we are […]
The pizza scene in Connecticut just became a little bit more competitive. Artichoke Pizza, a New York favorite, opened up their first location in Connecticut with their latest shop in Newington. The owners and founders are two Staten Island cousins, Sal Basille and Francis Garcia. Their family has been in the restaurant business for generations. They opened their first pizzeria in New York in 2008, and over the last decade their concept has exploded. Their signature pie is the Artichoke […]
WEST HAVEN — West Haven community members are speaking out after another setback involving a highly anticipated waterfront mall. Developers have been working on a project that would turn dozens of vacant properties into a waterfront luxury mall. The project has been in the works for almost 5 years. On Friday, one of the properties went up in flames. Fire crews believe arson might have been the cause. “I looked out my window and I could see all the flames […]
NORTH HAVEN — In New Haven two billboards are at odds with each other. One of them alerts divers that marijuana is up the road and the other advocates for substance abuse treatment. The billboard in question is he one put up by Weedmaps, which is a company out of California. Saturday morning the controversy continue. Protesters and counter-protesters met in North Haven for a rally. Protesters held signs and voiced their concerns over the kind of message it sends […]
HARTFORD — If you think you’re the only one with car troubles during these frigid temperature, you’re not alone. School bus companies in Connecticut are also dealing with their fair share of woes during the cold. Specialty Transportation Inc. serves schools in Hartford, the company knows firsthand what it’s like keep a fleet of 75 buses running during single digit temperatures Crews at Specialty does daily checkups and winterizes their fleet, but sometimes the cold is just too much for […]
NEW LONDON — Offshore wind projects could soon be coming to Connecticut. Wednesday, Governor Ned Lamont announced a partnership with the city of New London, Gateway Terminal, and the state’s Port Authority to invest in the future of the state pier. The governor says they plan on using the pier as a regional hub for the offshore wind industry Under the new partnership, New London will receive 10 percent of the Port Authority’s share of the revenue made from the […]
NEW LONDON — Connecticut is bracing for another arctic blast. Many parts of the state are already covered in snow and ice, and temperatures are expected to plummet overnight and into Thursday morning “In just 15 minutes out on the weather… if you’re not prepared it could be hazardous to your health,” says New London Mayor Michael Passero. Many communities on the shoreline are getting ready to respond. “Our police and fire department will be alert for anyone that needs […]
HARTFORD — Edgar Maldonado, the man accused of stabbing his girlfriend more than 30 times and kidnapping her six-year-old son was in court Tuesday. Maldonado’s lawyer objected to have cameras inside the courtroom, and argued that the case has attracted a lot of media attention and would prevent Maldonado from having a fair trial. The judge denied the request and continued the case. Maldonado’s family also appeared in court to show their support. “We as a family were not justifying […]
HARTFORD — Governor Ned Lamont pledged that he will work to end the state’s budget deficit. The Lamont administration is looking at one way to help the budget: tax groceries and medication. Right now, the sales tax rate is 6.35%. The Lamont administration is researching the state’s current sales tax, and exploring what options are available. It’s not the first time a state has considered taxing groceries. States like Alabama, Arkansas, and Illinois tax a certain percentage from groceries ranging […]
On Friday, many lucky Red Sox fans received an opportunity of a lifetime, that’s to see the 2018 World Series trophy up close in person. The Middlesex County Chamber of Commerce brought, Sam Kennedy, the President and CEO of the Red Sox stopped to showcase the trophy but also inspire the next generation of business leaders. Kennedy, a Trinity College graduate, shared his knowledge and expertise in front of local business leaders, sports enthusiasts, and aspiring students looking to make […]