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Margaux Farrell joined the FOX61 News team in April of 2017, and is a weekday morning anchor.

Margaux grew up in Woodbridge, and graduated from Amity High School. She then attended Indiana University for her undergraduate degree in journalism. While at IU she maintained a 3.8 GPA, and was a 2 year captain of the varsity swim team. She was an All-American, and internationally ranked swimmer.

Margaux has dual citizenship with France, and has competed on the French national team. She swam at The World University Games, was a silver medalist at The 2010 European Championships, and a bronze medalist at the 2012 London Olympic Games.

After competing in the Olympics, Margaux took a year off to focus on getting internships, and field experience. Her first internship was with WFSB Ch 3 in sports, and from there she was hired as a side line reporter for CPTV sports.

After her year off, Margaux earned her Masters Degree in Broadcast Journalism from the University of Southern California in May of 2015. She graduated with a 3.9 GPA.

Margaux officially began her career in news by helping launch a brand new morning show. She started on day one of Wake Up West Texas, which aired on KIDY Fox San Angelo, and KXVA Fox 15 Abilene in Texas. She first started as a host of a breaking/trending news desk, and was later promoted to anchor/producer.

Margaux went on to stay in West Texas for 1.5 years. Then, in April of 2017, she was hired as a morning reporter for FOX61 News back in her home state of Connecticut.

Margaux is excited to be living, and working in the state she has long called home. When she’s not working you can find her playing with her beloved cockapoo, catching up with friends and family, working out, and enjoying Connecticut’s distinct four seasons!

Recent Articles
  • East Haven High School marching band lands top score at US Band Nationals

    EAST HAVEN — The East Haven Yellow Jackets came home with the biggest trophy at the competition! “We won nationals which is absolutely amazing,” said senior drum major Brianna Butler. The team recently traveled to Allentown, Pennsylvania to compete in the US Band Nationals. “We’ve been there a few times in the past over the past couple years since I’ve been here, and this year we were lucky enough to come in first place,” said band director, Matt Laudano. The […]

  • CBD oil helps Connecticut man stop taking over-the-counter medications

    HARTFORD — CBD: three letters you hear a lot these days. But what is it? According to compounding pharmacist Gene Gresh, CBD oil is derived from cannabis. “CBD is known as ‘cannabidiol,’ and it’s a component of cannabis,” said Gene, “It doesn’t have the psychoactive component (THC) to it.” This means CBD will not get you high unlike the THC component of cannabis, more commonly known as marijuana or ‘pot’. “Anecdotally, we see amazing pain relief qualities when it’s used […]

  • A UConn student accused of yelling racial slurs on campus appears before judge Wednesday

    ROCKVILLE — One of the students accused of yelling racial slurs on the UConn campus in Storrs will appear before a judge today. A video went viral last month showing students reportedly yelling the slurs. The video shows three men walking through the parking lot of an apartment building on the campus, shouting the N-word. UConn police said 21-year-old Jared Karal and 21-year-old Ryan Mucaj were seen in that same video. Both are being charged with ridicule on account of […]

  • Free traditional military breakfast served up in New Haven for Veterans Day

    The Trinity Bar & Restaurant treated Veterans to a free coffee and SOS breakfast Monday morning for Veterans Day. The SOS breakfast comprises of creamed beef on a biscuit along with some potatoes (maybe some extra meat on the side). The meal cooked up by the restaurant offered some nostalgia for the veterans. “SOS is a breakfast staple that we use out in the field to sort of put meat on their bones when it’s cold out there,” said Frank […]

  • #CTBucketList: FOX61 Fall RV Road Trip: Litchfield County

    Wednesday had Margaux Farrell and Keith McGilvery trading in the road for the rails in Thomaston at the Railroad Museum of New England for the FOX61 Fall RV Road Trip! Museum director, Steven Casey says there are many reasons families love to visit. “It’s a combination of good things they get together they put their cell phones down they talk to each other they have a great time they go out when they come here this time of year they […]

  • #CTBucketList: A look back on the Fall RV Road Trip

    ELLINGTON — The Fall RV road trip was a huge success! FOX61’s Keith McGilvery and Margaux Farrell had a ton of fun touring Connecticut to find the best family-friendly attractions. For now, the RV is being stored away at Lee’s Auto and RV Ranch in Ellington for the winter season. Here is a look back at the excitement from the fall season.

  • Hartford students get a hands-on lesson on fire safety during National Fire Prevention Week

    HARTFORD —  Fire safety came with some hands-on fun in Hartford Tuesday morning. Hundreds of Hartford students joined the members of the city’s fire department for a morning focused on fire safety as this week kicks off National Fire Prevention Week. More than 300 Kindergarten through third graders were deputized as Junior Fire Marshals as part of this initiative. In addition to learning what to do in an emergency, the kids got to tour fire trucks, and get a sneak […]

  • Playing dress up at the Goodspeed Costume Collection

    With the booming success of FOX’s new hit show The Masked Singer, you may be surprised to know that Connecticut has its own impressive collection of costumes tucked away in East Haddam. Down what appears to be an old deserted road, into what looks like a normal unassuming office space with a few beautiful costumes. “A lot of times will give people directions and will say just trust your GPS,” said Mark Adam Rempmeyer, Costume Rental Manager at the Goodspeed […]

  • Fall RV Road Trip heads for Pumpkintown, Gillette Castle

    EAST HADDAM — The FOX61 fall road trip was back on the road in Middlesex County Wednesday morning. It’s a small seasonal town tucked in East Hampton. Here the population peaks every October-welcome to Pumpkintown. “It is enjoyable and from nine months old to 99 years old , It stretches the whole gamut of ages,” says Co-owner Karen Clarke Everyone from the first responders to the postman are symbols of the season. “Through the Pumpkintown Forest on the hayride it […]

  • Trumbull High School student raising money to help fight cancer

    This morning, we’re saying hello to Jessie! She’s a senrio at Trumbull High School who’s on a mission. Jessie is trying to help those suffering from childhood cancer by raising money and growing out her hair for the past year. Her goal is to raise $10,000. So far, she has raised more than $6,100! Jessie also has Down Syndrome, and hopes to show the world just how much you can accomplish when you put your mind to it. Click here […]

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