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.
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, […]
HARTFORD — May marks the 40th anniversary of the tragic death of a 12 year old boy in Hartford. Julio Lozada died after a garage collapsed on him. On May 16, 1979, what started out as a peaceful day for 4 children in the North End took a deadly turn. According to an investigation report, 12 year old Julio Lozada and his friends were playing in an empty garage near Fairmount and Center street. His friends reported hearing a crackling noise and then the garage collapsed. […]
GLASTONBURY — A man is recovering in the hospital after falling into an industrial machine. The fire chief said the man was taken via LifeStar. According to officials, they were called to the building on a report of someone stuck inside an industrial machine. They were able to pull him out and suffered injuries on his lower body. The extent of his injuries is not known. The company, EDAC Technologies, specializes in aerospace and land turbine manufacturing. It’s unknown at […]
HARTFORD — Connecticut lawmakers are looking to make Epipens more available tti the public. According to the latest numbers from Food Allergy Research & Education (FARE) 32 million Americans suffer from food allergies. Brian Moyles from Wallingford says his daughter is allergic to both dairy and eggs. “My daughter has had two close calls,” says Moyles. Some of those allergic reactions can be life or death situation, which is why Connecticut lawmakers are pushing a bill that would increase access […]
NEW BRITAIN — The City of New Britain unveiled the first part of their ‘Bees Across the New Britain’ project Tuesday. The project is a partnership between the city and the Greater New Britain Arts Alliance. A total of 25 six foot fiberglass bees will be displayed across the city. On Tuesday FOX 61 saw eight of the completed bees. Mayor Erin Stewart says through this project they will be raising money for the arts alliance, but also hope to […]
MIDDLETOWN — A woman was taken to Hartford Hospital after a 4 vehicle crash this morning. The crash happened at Washington Street and High Street. According to police, two cars and two trucks were involved, one of them being a Middletown fire truck. Police said a preliminary investigation showed that the woman who was driving the orange Subaru failed to obey traffic signals, and may not have yielded to the fire truck. A black van was also side-swiped by the […]
MIDDLETOWN — A vacant home on West Street in Middletown broke out in flames this morning. Fire officials say the home was under renovation, and the crew was working on flooring the previous day. The fire started in the basement and burned right through the first floor. Officials say the fire looked a lot worse than it was, and it is not considered suspicious at this time. The Fire Marshal is on the scene investigating the cause of the fire.
NEW HAVEN — The Elm City is looking to build a cleaner and more sustainable future through the new goNewHavengo 2020 campaign. “The campaign is pretty simple next year is 2020, cut your emissions by 20 percent. It sounds like a lot but really it’s one day a week thinking outside the car,” says Douglas Hausladen, the Director of Transportation, Traffic, and Parking in New Haven New Haven officials are encouraging residents to go car free and seek out cleaner […]
EAST WINDSOR – A few walls, a charred foundation, and a chimney is all that’s left after a fire ripped through an East Windsor home Thursday evening. “I was probably 10 minutes away when my daughter called me on the phone and said the house is on fire,” says Jim Giorgio, the homeowner. When Giorgio arrived his house was engulfed in flames. The former firefighter never thought he’d be on this end of things, luckily no one was hurt. “Smoke detectors…definitely […]
BLOOMFIELD – Wednesday, Cigna employees in Bloomfield cycled to benefit March of Dimes “This is a high energy day to really connect with the health of moms and babies,” says Mary Engvall, the Cigna Senior Director of Corporate Responsibilities. Dozens of Cigna employees joined in and broke a sweat for a good cause, but for some employees this fundraiser is a little more personal. “My nephew was born 3 months early and spent 3 months in the NICU and we’re […]