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.
MIDDLETOWN — Tuesday morning, cleanup was underway in Middletown after strong storms swept through. ‘You couldn’t see more than 20 feet in front of you the rain was so thick,’ days Joshua Silva, from East Hartford. On Crescent Street, storms uprooted a massive tree that crashed onto 2 parked cars. Pieces of wood broke through a windshield and damaged nearby homes. One of the homes belongs to the Middlesex YMCA and was being renovated when the storm moved through. “Next […]
PORTLAND — Route 17 by Bartlett Street will be closed for several hours, officials say, after a car crash took down a pole and powerlines. According to police, it was a single-car crash around 2:30 a.m. The driver hit the pole, then hit a mailbox, then fled the scene. Police were able to catch up to him about one mile down the road, and the driver was arrested for evading responsibility. Police believe the driver may have fallen asleep. The […]
HARTFORD — Protests turned into a celebration in Puerto Rico after Governor Ricardo Rossello announced he will resign. Rossello’s decision came after days of protests on the streets of Puerto Rico. Puerto Ricans in Hartford shared their thoughts with FOX61. “I am outraged to think that this demon of a governor would have the audacity to say well I apologize. An apology is not good enough. That man should be sent to jail,” says Sonia Pacheco-Ayala, from Hartford. Others says […]
HARTFORD — Protests continue to spill onto the streets of Puerto Rico. At the center of it all is a political scandal and anger aimed at the governor. 900 pages of leaked chats revealed offensive messages between Governor Rossello and his top aides and cabinet members. Tuesday morning, travelers from Puerto Rico arrived at Bradley International Airport and shared their thoughts with FOX61. “What hurts more in the chats are about the people that died. That’s what hurts a lot. Because […]
HARTFORD — Several people are displaced following a fire at a 3-story apartment building on Martin Street in Hartford Friday morning. Emergency crews responded to reports of a fire coming from a multi-unit apartment building shortly before 4 a.m. A third floor resident told firefighters he left the stove on overnight and believes that’s what started the fire, but the Fire Marshal is on scene investigating to confirm the cause. Crews found water and smoke damage in a few apartments. […]
NEW YORK (AP) — Adoring fans packed New York City’s Canyon of Heroes on Wednesday amid a blizzard of confetti to praise the World Cup-winning U.S. women’s national soccer team as athletic leaders on the field — and as advocates for pay equity off it. Crowds chanted “USA! USA!” and workers sounded air horns from a construction site as the hourlong parade moved up a stretch of lower Broadway that has long hosted so-called ticker tape parades for world leaders, […]
NEW HAVEN — A pedestrian was struck in New Haven at the intersection of Trumbull Street and Hillhouse Avenue. Police said the victim was a 44-year-old man and suffered non-life threatening injuries. He was hospitalized and remains in stable condition. Police reported the car stayed on scene. The intersection was closed for a couple hours but has since been reopened. A silver car remains on the scene. The windshield is shattered, and there is a is a hole on the […]
HAMDEN — After 13 months of work Sleeping Giant State Park is back open. Dozens of people were counting the minutes until the park reopened on Friday. The popular park was forced to close down last year after a tornado ripped through Hamden. “You heard a lot of wind. You couldn’t really see anything. I got out to the park I was like wow…where did the park go?” said Jill Scheibenpflug, the Park Supervisor. SKY61 flew over the destruction, capturing […]
ANDOVER — Cities and towns across Connecticut stopped to honor those who sacrificed their lives for the country. The Town of Andover held a Memorial Day parade to pay their respects. Local schools bands and the Andover Fore Department participated and honored the brave men and women. Some veterans also paused and reflected on their time in service. “I spent a lot of time on cape cod as kid seeing the coast guardsmen and my uncle was in the Air […]
NEWINGTON — Paid family medical leave has clearing another legislative hurdle in Connecticut. The bill passed the state Senate Tuesday night, but its future is still uncertain. “This not a bill that I will support,” says Governor Ned Lamont. Governor Lamont says he supports the concept of paid family leave, but does not support this specific bill. The governor called it ‘not sustainable and top heavy with officials and threatened he would veto it. Tony Dasilva, from South Windsor says, […]