Mike Magnoli comes home to Connecticut after four years in the bayou.
Landing at FOX CT allows him to be close to his family in Southington, and being back in the building on Broad Street is a return to his roots- his very first paying news job was at the Hartford Courant when he was still in high school.
Mike worked behind the scenes in CT television during and after college, but in 2008 when a Louisiana station called offering a reporter position; Mike packed up his jeep to begin his on-air adventures down South.
At KALB in Alexandria, Mike covered hurricanes, crime, racial tension in Jena Louisiana, and the U.S. Army at Fort Polk. He won first place Associated Press awards for breaking news coverage in 2009 and 2010 and was recognized for his investigative and feature reporting. Later at KATC in Lafayette, Mike was front and center during the Gulf Oil Spill.
Here at FOXCT, Mike has covered big stories in the state and the Northeast: The Aaron Hernandez Investigation, The Bridgeport Train Derailment, The Stamford Christmas Fire, the Boston bombing, snow storms, “super storms”… and on the lighter side, Mike has tested roller coasters on live TV, flown in the MetLife blimp, and grilled cos-play geeks at Hartford’s Comic Con.
Mike graduated cum laude from Marymount Manhattan College. While studying for his bachelors in communications, he interned with Fox News Channel, 20/20, ABC NEWS NOW and WABC New York.
Now living in West Hartford with his wife, Breanna (a news producer), his son “Prince” (an all black Maine Coon), and his daughter “Sandie” (a sheepdog/terrier mix), Mike tries and fails at yard work and fixing things around the house.
His news motto: “People are what make stories good.”