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Born and raised in Connecticut, Maggie Slysz couldn’t be more excited about joining the FOXCT team in her home state.

Maggie has spent the last two years working on special projects for the station including hosting Northeast Living- an entertainment and lifestyle program, and the annual Holiday Wishes special. Prior to officially joining the morning news, she was a fill-in traffic reporter. Currently, Maggie is a news anchor and social media reporter. You can catch her anchoring the morning news every weekday morning at 4 am and 8 am, with reports on the top stories of the day in between.

Before coming to FOXCT, Maggie worked as a newspaper reporter for The New Britain Herald and The Bristol Press. Her Polish background came into play during the launch of the publication’s Polish language section, where she served as it’s sole reporter when the initiative began. Maggie covered hyper-local community stories entirely in the Polish language. Her role eventually transitioned into a multi-media based one with the start of the newspaper’s digital news. Maggie anchored daily headline news videos for the paper’s online content.

Maggie is a Central Connecticut State University graduate. While at CCSU, she tapped into her roots and studied abroad in Europe. Travel has always been a big part of Maggie’s life and it is her favorite pastime.

Maggie is proud of her Polish heritage and in 2015 she was awarded the title of Little Poland Ambassador by the Polonia Business Association for her efforts and contributions to the Polish-American community in Connecticut.

Maggie was named ‘Best Local Newscaster’ in the New Britain Herald’s ‘Best of 2015’ awards, as voted by readers.

Maggie eagerly looks forward to further connecting with the entire community across to state and hearing your stories.

Recent Articles
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  • Student detained following social media threat, lockdown lifted at Prince Tech in Hartford

    HARTFORD — A student is in custody after police investigated an incident at Prince Technical High School Thursday morning which forced officials to put the school on lockdown for an hour and a half. State police confirmed the school was in lockdown after a student was reported to have a gun around 8:50 a.m. Police later said a student did not have a gun, and instead, a threat was posted on social media. A family member of a student showed FOX […]

  • Illegal Haitian immigrant sentenced to maximum 60 years for Norwich woman’s murder

    NEW LONDON — An illegal Haitian immigrant convicted in the 2015 murder or a Norwich woman was sentenced Monday in New London Superior Court. Jean Jacques , 41, was given the maximum 60 years to serve behind bars for the murder of Casey Chadwick. Before the punishment was handed down, Jacques spoke and maintained his innocence. “I’m not the one who killed Casey…she’s like a sister to me,” Jacques said. He also decried the court system, saying he was guilty before […]

  • Teachers, community leaders hold rally to protest closing of Hartford’s MLK School

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  • Delays drag on amid repairs to Metro-North tracks damaged by fire

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  • Stadium Authority: Yard Goats stadium won’t open for baseball until July

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  • Blumenthal urges airlines to waive baggage fees for the summer to speed up lines

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  • 9/11 artifact arrives for Middletown memorial

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  • Bristol woman who hanged dogs sentenced to 5 years in prison

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  • Maggie Slysz announces her engagement

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