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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
  • Serious illness leads Shelton girl to start toy drive for sick children

    SHELTON — A serious life-threatening illness for one young girl in Shelton sparked an idea to spread joy to other sick children during the holidays. Faith Tremblay, a sophomore at Shelton High School, was hospitalized at Yale New Haven Children’s Hospital during the holidays in 2016. When she later had the chance to do a community service project for school her mother says they decided to give back to the toy closet at the hospital. “We came up with the […]

  • Woodbridge students help local food pantries with empty bowls event

    WOODBRIDGE — For more than a decade, students at Amity High School in Woodbridge have been making bowls to help those in need. “It’s really great to see them give back to people in the community, I think it teaches them that even though we are in a community that is very affluent that there are people here who are struggling as well,” said Jess Zamachaj, the ceramics teacher, and advisor for the National Art Honor Society at Amity High […]

  • Woodbridge girl in remission goes to Disney World thanks to Make-A-Wish

    HARTFORD — The magic of Disney World seen through a child’s eyes is particularly special, but for the Clemens family, their recent trip to Orlando carried a bigger meaning. “It was just… there’s just no other way to describe the trip other than magical,” said Leigh Clemens. Leigh’s daughter Chloe got to visit the House of Mouse because of Make-A-Wish. The road to that point, by all accounts, a parent’s worst nightmare. “When she was nine months old, she was […]

  • Show Shoutout: Chapel Haven

    This morning we’re saying hello to Chapel Haven in New Haven! They are a residential program for people with developmental and social disabilities! They have a job fair on December 5th which you can learn more about here. 

  • Derby Fire Department helps seniors in time for Thanksgiving

    For the past four years, the Derby Volunteer Fire Department has been helping those in need during the holidays. This year was no exception! The firefighters cooked 85 pounds of turkey along with all of the fixings, and then delivered the Thanksgiving day meals to 70 seniors in the community. ”It’s a completely different atmosphere because usually we’re going to people in times of need,” said Captain Tom Biggs. “Now, they’re in need, but we’re bringing them something good for […]

  • Connecticut Food Bank ready for Thanksgiving

    The doors were open early at the Connecticut Food Bank in Wallingford. Volunteers joined more than 60 staff members to help distribute food to community partners in time for Thanksgiving. “It is Thanksgiving week, we want a place at the table for everyone in Connecticut and we are well on our way to doing that. Today we will distribute close to 1,000,000 pounds of food,” says Connecticut Food Bank Executive Director Bernie Beaudreau. Robert Dulin is a volunteer with the […]

  • 2018 CIAC Sportsmanship Conference celebrates Connecticut student athletes

    PLANTSVILLE — Hundreds of student athletes gathered in Plantsville Thursday for the 2018 CIAC Sportsmanship Conference. The day included several events including a motivational talk from Kevin Atlas who was the first athlete without a limb to play Division 1 basketball. Haddam-Killingworth student athlete Sally Blodgett talked with FOX61’s Keith McGilvery and Margaux Farrell about what it means to her to be a student Athlete. “It’s a really, really great way to learn leadership, time management especially being a captain […]

  • Norwich Free Academy honors veterans with flag display

    NORWICH — The Norwich Field of Honor is a display of patriotism in the front lawn of the Norwich Free Academy. Dozens of flags wave in the wind reminding students of those who have served our country. Folks purchased flags for active duty military, and in memory of those who paid the ultimate sacrifice. The event is run through The Colonial Flag Foundation, and is sponsored by NFA’s Support Our Servicemen and Women Club. All of the proceeds from the […]

  • Norwich Free Academy celebrates students and athletes

    NORWICH — FOX61’s Keith McGilvery and Margaux Farrell stopped by Norwich Free Academy to chat with students on Wednesday. The NFA Marching Band recently took second place in the U.S. Bands Open Championship in the Northeast Division, and they placed first in Connecticut. NFA will also be playing The New London Whalers on Thanksgiving Day in their highly anticipated football game. The NFA and New London rivalry is one of the oldest high school football rivalry in the nation. This […]

  • 19th Annual Foodshare Turkey Tuesday helps families with holiday meals

    HARTFORD — For the 19th year in a row, Foodshare hosted their Turkey Tuesday food drive to provide holiday meals to local families. Currently, 127,000 people in Hartford and Tolland counties are food insecure, which means they are not sure where their next meal is coming from. The goal this year is to provide a holiday meal to 15,621 families in the Greater Hartford area. For those who were unable to donate a turkey, Foodshare is asking for a $30 […]