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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
  • UConn’s first paraplegic nursing student inspires students and faculty

    STAMFORD — When I met Lindsey Runkel, I asked her to walk me through her injury, and what happened to her just over four years ago. “Well I can’t walk, so I’ll roll you through,” Runkel laughed. “Please air that!” An infectious laugh, and an even more contagious positive attitude, just some of the things that you will notice right away when you meet this 28 year old. “In late 2014, I was in a mountain biking accident,” said Runkel. […]

  • Lost wedding ring in New Britain reunited with owner 50 years later

    COLCHESTER — Some people describe a ring being like a halo on your finger. “I was walking on the sidewalk and I found this wedding band,” said Cindy Blackham of Colchester. That is where this story starts but it wasn’t until Cindy delivered the eulogy at her mother’s funeral in November that things started to fall into place. “Go do something nice,” Blackham said in the eulogy. “Do something for your neighbor, help somebody in need.” In the weeks following […]

  • Unintentional drowning deaths in Connecticut causes growing concern for water safety

    HARTFORD — Roughly one in five people who die from drowning are children under the age of 15, according to the Centers for Disease Control. In Connecticut, about seven kids die every year from unintentional drowning. In response, a Water Safety Awareness Task Force was created two years ago to try to diminish those numbers and make sure kids are safe when it comes to water. Jenna Masone is the principal at Wolfpit Elementary School in Norwalk, a Connecticut city […]

  • MADD CT holds ceremony, honoring those in law enforcement

    PLANTSVILLE — Today, 160 police officers from state and local departments were honored for their efforts to end drunk driving. MADD CT has organized this event for the last 33 years to thank law enforcement for their service to try and make Connecticut roads safer. 12 officers were recognized for working with MADD for the last five and 10 years. The non-profit also awarded a top cop award to an officer with the Hamden Police Department. Special event thanking law […]

  • Construction Career Day comes to Wallingford as trade jobs look to fill spots

    More than a thousand students in hard hats will be in Wallingford this week! The young people are participating in a hands-on career workshop that’s focused on the trades. Participants got to experience what is like to do things like electrical work, carpentry and drive bulldozers and other construction equipment. Folks with the Associated Builders and Contractors are sponsoring the two-day experience and say roughly 20-percent of people in the trades are expected to retire in the next few years […]

  • Bradley going to the dogs to help passengers

    WINDSOR LOCKS — Tuesday is National Therapy Animal Day and to celebrate, Bradley International Airport is saying thank you to a special group of volunteers bringing furry four legged friends to help travelers feel more at ease. “Airports are very stressful,” said Vincent Valvo of Newington. “You see those animals there, they really they help calm you down, it brings a smile to your face, and it just makes the whole experience that much better.” For some, traveling is stressful […]

  • #CTBucketList: Meriden Daffodil Festival

    Thousands of people are expected to pack Hubbard Park in Meriden this weekend. This morning our Keith McGilvery and Margaux Farrell got to check things out ahead of the Daffodil Festival.

  • Onlookers describe horror of Notre Dame blaze

    HARTFORD —  “I left home happy, but I returned home in a daze with a feeling of being in sadness, and a sense of loss,” said Parisian, Stéphane Muscat. Muscat had just completed the Paris Marathon on Sunday and thought he was going for a recovery run on Monday night. “What I saw last night will be forever etched in my memory,” said Muscat. What he saw was Notre-Dame, the historic French cathedral he had just run by on his […]

  • #CTbucketlist: Ben & Jerry’s Free Cone Day

  • Amity High School students buzz with excitement over beekeeping

    Students in the alternative program at Amity High School were buzzing with excitement today. The American Honey Queen, a national spokesperson for bee keeping, came to speak with the students about the important role that bees play in our environment. For the last two years, these students, who face varying emotional and intellectual challenges, have been tasked with taking care of several bee hives on the roof of their school. “I just love that young kids are getting into it, […]

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