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Laura Roberts joined the FOX 61 news team in April 2015. You can find her stories on FOX 61 News at 10pm and 11pm.

Laura is a Connecticut native who grew up in Prospect and graduated from Woodland Regional High School in Beacon Falls.

Prior to moving back to her home state, Laura spent two years reporting along the Gulf Coast for NBC2 (WBBH) and ABC7 (WZVN) in Fort Myers, FL. Before that, she covered news in the Pine Tree State reporting for WABI TV5 News in Bangor, ME.

Laura began her professional career in TV news as an assignment editor at New England Cable News. She also completed internships at NECN in Newton, MA and WTNH in New Haven, CT.

Laura graduated magna cum laude from Emerson College in December 2010 with a degree in Broadcast Journalism. While at Emerson, she served as News Director of her college television station and won an Associated Press award for her coverage of the November 2010 elections. Laura was President of Emerson’s chapter of the Radio and Television Digital News Association.

When she’s not working, Laura enjoys singing, live music and theatre, reading, traveling and spending time with family and friends.

Recent Articles
  • Hartford kindergartener grateful for special friendship with cop

    HARTFORD – Five-year-old Elena skipped into the Hartford Police Department Monday and walked right into the evening’s roll call. She was comfortable doing so because she’s formed a special friendship with a 19-year veteran officer at the department. Officer Michael Allen first met the young girl while working a private detail at Stop & Shop two years ago. “Her parents came in and Elena just walked up and started talking. She asked about every item that was on my duty belt […]

  • Undercover minors used to help reduce underage tobacco sales

    WETHERSFIELD – At Wethersfield Liquors, co-owner Carlos Ferreira has a strict policy: he IDs everyone. It’s how he passed the test when a 17-year-old was working undercover for the Department of Mental Health and Addiction Services (DMHAS) tried to buy a tobacco product from him on Thursday. “I told her, ‘I can’t sell to you.’ It’s illegal. It’s the law,” said Ferreira. “I’m glad I passed the test. I will pass every time. No ID? I can’t do nothing for […]

  • Seniors from 11 towns compete in Wii bowling tournament

    BRISTOL – Dozens of seniors competed in a bowling tournament on Wednesday and instead of meeting at the alley, they met in front of a row of televisions. 12 teams competed in the 3rd annual Connecticut Senior Wii Bowling Tournament hosted by the Bristol Senior Center. The teams of Nintendo Wii bowlers came from Avon, Bristol, Canton, Cromwell, East Hartford, Glastonbury, Newington, Rocky Hill, Plainville, Prospect and Torrington. Some players took the tournament very seriously and were playing to win. “My […]

  • What’s at stake if casino bidding process becomes open to all

    HARTFORD – As the Mashantucket Pequot and Mohegan tribes move forward with their plan to build a casino in East Windsor, a third tribe is demanding a chance to compete. The Schaghticoke Tribal Nation gathered at the Legislative Office Building Tuesday in support of a house bill that would open up the bidding process for Connecticut’s first commercial casino to their tribe and everyone else. Chief Richard Velky said if this doesn’t happen, Connecticut is just giving the two tribes […]

  • Councilman floats idea to buy back Hartford Whalers

    HARTFORD – There’s a new idea to bring the Whalers back to Connecticut by buying them back. John Q. Gale, an attorney and Hartford City Council member, proposed the idea in an opinion column in Sunday’s Hartford Courant. “What if all 38 towns in the Capitol Region Council of Governments banded together to buy the franchise and brought it back to Hartford?” he wrote. Based on an estimate in Forbes Magazine, the now Carolina Hurricanes franchise is worth $230 million. […]

  • Torrington man accused in wife’s murder appears in court

    TORRINGTON —  Police believe a Torrington man accused in his wife’s death used a pointed steal rod as the murder weapon. An arrest warrant released Thursday states his 79-year-old wife sustained at least three blunt impact blows to the head. Daniel Gervais, 70, was arraigned in Bantam Superior Court on Thursday. He was arrested and charged with the murder of his wife Phyllis Gervais Wednesday after police found out the statement he gave did not match up with the physical evidence collected at the […]

  • Safety forum held at Trinity College after Saturday night assault

    HARTFORD — On Wednesday, Trinity College held a forum for students, faculty and staff to discuss safety concerns after an attack by teens who crashed an on-campus party left several students with injuries. At around 10:45 p.m. Saturday night, 20-25 teenagers not from the college entered a fraternity party on the grounds near St. Anthony Hall. According to officials, when students at the event asked the group to leave, several Trinity students were assaulted by the teens. The college said students were injured but not hospitalized but […]

  • Protesters block entrance to federal building in Hartford; 19 arrested

    HARTFORD —  Protesters gathered outside the Hartford Federal building Tuesday blocking access to the building that houses immigration court. The protest is in response to the scheduled deportation of a Derby father of four who has lived in the U.S. for 25 years. Luis Barrios is set to be deported back to his native Guatemala on Thursday morning. Barrios already has the support of Congresswoman Rosa DeLauro as well as Senators Richard Blumenthal and Chris Murphy who wrote to ICE asking the […]

  • Blumenthal, Murphy write letter of support for Derby man who faces deportation on Thursday

    DERBY — A Derby father facing deportation Thursday now has the support of Connecticut’s U.S. senators. Senators Richard Blumenthal and Chris Murphy wrote to Immigration and Customs Enforcement Monday asking the agency to reconsider its decision to deport Luis Barrios, a father of four who has lived in the U.S. for 25 years. In a joint letter they said they have received no information to justify the action. “It does not appear that Mr. Barrios poses a threat to the integrity of the immigration system. Mr. Barrios has […]

  • West Hartford maintenance worker arrested for sexual assault of building tenant

    WEST HARTFORD — A maintenance worker was charged with sexually assaulting a woman in her West Hartford apartment. Police said that on Thursday at around 11:20 p.m. they went to an apartment complex on Caya Avenue for a reported sexual assault that had occurred 20 minutes prior. Police said the suspect was a maintenance worker in the building and they found him working in the front hallway of the apartment complex. He was later identified as Santos Nunez, 43, of New Britain, and […]

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