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Nia Hamm is a multi-platform broadcast journalist. She currently works as a reporter/MMJ for WTIC-TV Fox 61 News in Hartford, Connecticut.

Her passion for news extends beyond the newsroom into her daily life and she takes pride in using creativity and imagination to produce compelling stories.

Nia is a graduate of Rutgers University, as well as Columbia University Graduate School of Journalism. Prior to working at
Fox61 News Nia, worked as a reporter for WNYT-TV NewsChannel 13 in
Albany, NY. She has also worked as an MMJ for News 12 Networks, The
Bronx and Brooklyn and Fios1 News (WRNN) in Rye Brook, NY.

Before Nia’s career as an on-air journalist began, she worked behind the scenes in television news as an associate producer for News 12 New Jersey before taking a job and working her way up from a writer,
regional Producer and eventually a Package producer for Fox News. Nia
then worked as a video producer and online writer for CNBC News and
later as a writer for CBS Radio News Network in Manhattan.

Nia has written about a variety of issues for a number of publications and
websites including,, The Huffington Post,, and

In her spare time, Nia enjoys producing
and hosting a podcast called Skooled, which features experts who help
tackle some of the major issues young adults face today.

Recent Articles
  • Ex-death row inmate Lazale Ashby resentenced to life for murder

    A man who was once on death row was resentenced in Hartford Superior Court Wednesday. A stoic and seemingly emotionless 33-year-old Lazale Ashby never once looked at the family of the woman he was convicted of murdering. In 2008, Ashby was sentenced to death plus another 125 years in prison for the 2002 rape and murder of  21-year-old Elizabeth Garcia. Garcia was a single mother of a 2-year-old daughter at the time. “I know it is effectively a technical change […]

  • EXCLUSIVE: Parents of Enfield teen charged in police-involved shooting call for release of dash cam video

    The parents of an Enfield teen who was part of a police-involved shooting last year that left a man dead, are disputing police accounts of the incident. Caleb Tisdol has been incarcerated since last December after the shooting occurred. However, his parents believe he is being wrongfully charged. William Tisdol said he and his wife recently viewed dash cam video of the deadly December 14 police-involved shooting in New Britain. “They tried to kill my son,” William Tisdol said. “And I […]

  • WATCH: Bear walks into liquor store in Bristol

    BRISTOL —  It was a close call Monday after a bear walked into a Bristol liquor store. The bear walked into Crazy Bruce’s Discount Liquors on Route 6. The black bear made it through the front door, but an employee managed to lock the inside door so the bear couldn’t get into the actual store. “Around 220 I saw what I thought was a large dog run down the side of the store,” said employee Daniel Thibodeau who saw the whole […]

  • Students from Newtown, Parkland march together

    NEWTOWN –Students from Parkland, Florida and Newtown teamed up for the final leg of a nationwide bus tour to protest gun violence and the policies of the National Rifle Association. “We know what America wants and that’s change in all communities so that we don’t have to live through the senseless gun violence,” said David Hogg of March For Our Lives. The group, which was born out of the Parkland, Florida shooting, chose a place to end their tour that […]

  • Burlington man arrested in connection with 2004 New Britain homicide

    NEW BRITAIN — New Britain Police Department they’ve arrested 42-year-old Sorek Minery of Burlington in connection with the 2004 homicide of Paul Sweetman. This comes one day after Rudy Hannon, 72, was extradited from Indian Springs, Nevada back to New Britain, also in connection with the homicide. Hannon was serving time in a Nevada prison. He was charged with murder and felony murder in the death Sweetman, 84, of Southington. Hannan is described as leading Sweetman to Minery, who then beat Sweetman […]

  • Pro-flag rally held in Haddam following the kneeling of selectwoman

    HADDAM —  It’s been a topic of conversation in recent weeks, Haddam Selectwoman Melissa Schlag kneeling during the the Pledge of Allegiance last week. Schlag, a Democrat, said it was the first time she had ever knelt during the Pledge of Allegiance, she sees no issue with her chosen method of protesting President Donald J. Trump. On Friday, a pro-flag rally was held in response. Members of the Haddam community laid 1,000 flags near the veterans memorial on the town green in opposition of […]

  • Southington considers proposal to fine properties with excessive police calls

    SOUTHINGTON — Robert Sargent said police calls are not unusual on Birchcrest Drive in Southington. He grew up on the street but insists that in recent years, disturbances from a group home for teen girls just down the road have completely changed the environment. The facility is part of The Bridge Family Center, which offers counseling and residential services for teens – many in the Department of Children and Families system. “We’ve had multiple, multiple meetings,” Sargent said. Those meetings […]

  • CT-based vodka company helps vets get back on their feet

    CLINTON — Transitioning into the labor force can be difficult for many veterans after serving in the U.S. Armed Forces. A Connecticut-based vodka company is on a mission to help veterans do just that. “They feel like oh I went and risk my life and now nobody wants to help me get a job,” said veteran, Elon Red West. What West describes is the plight of many veterans in the U.S. The mission of Salute American Vodka is go help […]

  • Yale Law School students, alumni, blast university’s praise of Kavanaugh

    NEW HAVEN — Yale Law School students and alumni are speaking out against the nomination of Brett Kavanaugh to the Supreme Court. Dozens have signed a petition in protest of the university’s praise of that nomination. The petition was released a day after President Donald Trump nominated Yale Law School alumnus, Brett Kavanaugh, to the Supreme Court. More than 170 Yale Law School students and alumni who signed the petition criticized the University for praising the Supreme Court nominee. A […]

  • Heat, holiday crowds push state parks to capacity

    MIDDLETOWN — If you spent your July 4th holiday at one of Connecticut’s State parks or beaches you were lucky. Some of state’s parks and beaches were so full that they had to turn people away. “We are just swimming, hanging out,” said Marin’s sister, Hazel.” So many families flocked to the parks and beaches on Independence Day that by the late morning, more than a dozen parks and beaches were filled to capacity and closed to new vehicles. This […]

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