A native New Yorker, Rachel Lutzker first came to Connecticut to attend the University of Hartford. While there she began interning at KISS 95.7 and decided to make a career in media. You can hear her each morning on iHeartMedia Connecticut stations providing up-to-date traffic reports AND on the drive home each workday on The River 105.9.

Rachel’s career has included stops at WCBS New York as traffic reporter, WFSB-TV and now WTIC-TV.

Rachel has three children, a beautiful daughter and two rambunctious little boys. She enjoys spending her free time with her family. She also enjoys Bikram Yoga, skiing, running, traveling , shopping and entertaining at home.


Recent Articles
  • Daytrippers: Kids’ imagination run wild in Torrington at KidsPlay

    Welcome to Kids Play! The children’s museum located in Torrington, and they say their mission is to provide children with an environment that fosters ‘imagination and creativity’. To do so, the museum uses interactive exhibits and play that will help them understand more of science, art, and the world around them. You’ll find exhibits that are interesting and interactive for children between toddler age to 10 years old. The museum also says they are accessible to children and families across […]

  • Rachel Lutzker goes 1-on-1 with country singer Brantley Gilbert

    HARTFORD —  Country singer Brantley Gilbert made a surprise visit in Hartford Monday and FOX61’s Rachel Lutzker had the chance to speak with the country star.  

  • Daytrippers: The Storytellers Cottage

    A place where you can dive into your favorite novel and make the pages come to life: Storytellers Cottage in Simsbury! “Readers read to be immersed in another world and when you walk through the doors here, you find that world and each room is a little bit different. So, whatever genre you like, you can find that world in here,” says owner Lisa Natcharian. They started off with hosting just literary events and grew from there. “We’ve got creative […]

  • Daytrippers: Find your zen in this salt cave spa in West Hartford

    WEST HARTFORD — This just might be the most relaxing Daytripper on record, since all you need to do is sit back, unwind and breathe in at the Salt Cave at Spa Soli right in the center of West Hartford. “Salt helps improve air quality by removing mold, dust and any pollutants so that helps purify the air. That’s really good when you breathe it in and then it releases negative ions so that’s really good for stress relief,” according […]

  • Rachel Lutzker talks with Connecticut’s Kid Governor

    FOX61’s Rachel Lutzker had a chat with Connecticut’s Kid Governor – Ella Briggs at the Hartford Wolfpack game. Ella is from East Hampton and is a fifth grader at the CREC Ana Grace Academy of the Arts Elementary School in Avon.. Her campaign focused on equity, specifically for LGBTQ student rights and issues, campaigning on the slogan “Love is love.”

  • Daytrippers: Prepare to soar in Manchester

    MANCHESTER —  Gear up, clip in and prepare for a zip trip –to Soarin Indoors in Manchester. “An indoor 12,000 Square for climbing facility inside here are you going to find wobbly rope bridges, cargo nets to climb, a trapeze to go across and three zip lines all inside our enclosed warehouse space,” says owner Daniel Whittmore. And it’s a place to explore for everyone. “We have everyone that comes through here from young children from the ages of five and […]

  • Daytrippers: Climbing the walls at Central Rock Gym

    GLASTONBURY –  Get ready to climb! You can test your body and your mind as we check out Glastonbury’s Central Rock Gym. Kaitlyn Miklinevich, General Manager, said, “We like to say climbing is like 50% puzzle 50% physical activity.” ”It`s impressive when you walk in a lot of people Are little bit scared of the height if you`ve got a qualified belayer you`re not gonna go anywhere. You`re never going to hit the ground. There`s nothing to be scared of. […]

  • Daytrippers: It’s Christmas at Lake Compounce!

    Kids rides, hot cocoa, and one giant-sized tree. Christmas is everywhere at Lake Compounce! Bundle up, and let the spirit of the season take over. Sara Frias, who works for the park, is enthusiastic about the display, “The holiday lights are one of our favorite times of the year. The excitement is contagious. You see the Christmas spirit everywhere you turn; flashing lights, music —  it’s hard not to get in the spirit when you’re here!” Across the park, over […]

  • FOX61 EXCLUSIVE: Simsbury woman goes into labor during snowstorm

    SIMSBURY —  Think you had it rough during Thursday’snow storm? While Thursdays snow was falling and the roads were a mess, Sarah Borchevsky was at her home in Simsbury realizing baby number four was on the way. Rachel Lutzker has an unforgettable birth story you’ll only see on FOX61.

  • Daytrippers: Old State House

    HARTFORD — There is a place where you can take your time and re-live history, what they call  the 360 Degrees of Democracy at the Old State House. “People when they visit the Old State House really can learn about how citizens of the past made a difference in how are state is what it is today,” said Rebecca Taber, Head of Public Programs. “Probably the highlight of the building our legislative chamber‘s which have been restored to reflect the different areas […]

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