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Samara Abramson joined the FOX 61 news team in October 2018. Previously she worked in the New York metropolitan area and in Springfield, Massachusetts, where she broke dozens of exclusive stories and investigative reports.

Samara started her career on the assignment desk at CNN in New York City.

Originally from the Boston area, Samara got her bachelor’s degree in journalism and political science from UMass Amherst and then, in 2016, received a master’s degree in journalism from Columbia University.

When she’s not reporting the news, Samara loves spending time with her family and friends, reading books and going to the movies.

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Recent Articles
  • Stew Leonard’s employees claim store owners did not protect them from underwear thief

    NEWINGTON — Two female employees at Stew Leonard’s filed a lawsuit against the supermarket after they claim the store’s owners failed to protect them. The lawsuit was filed on behalf of two women who left their jobs with the store after, according to police, their male co-worker broke into their homes and stole their underwear. Robert Brown, 30, of Burlington, was hired at Stew Leonard’s despite his criminal record, according to the lawsuit. Court records show in 2006, he was […]

  • New Haven man says hatred of brother drove him to chop down 200-year-old Door Tree

    MERIDEN — A New Haven man faces charges of criminal mischief and criminal trespass after he confessed to chopping down the Door Tree in Hamden. The Door Tree was a 200-year-old white oak that grew into the form of an archway and had been featured on ‘Ripley’s Believe it or Not!’ Curtis Pardee, 63, of New Haven, was charged with criminal mischief, and criminal trespass. According to court records obtained by FOX61, Pardee told arresting officers he has suffered from […]

  • Tourniquets may have saved New Haven Police Captain Anthony Duff’s life

    NEW HAVEN — Two New Haven police sergeants and two New Haven patrol officers responded to the corner of Henry Street and Dixwell Avenue on Monday night, administering first aid to New Haven Police Captain Anthony Duff, who was shot several times. The officers used tourniquets to stop the bleeding, which is a crucial step in saving someone’s life. First responders in New Haven are equipped with tourniquets at all times. “It’s a simple device if you know how to […]

  • New Haven Police Captain Anthony Duff in stable condition following shooting

    NEW HAVEN — Officials announced Tuesday that New Haven Police Captain Anthony Duff is in stable condition following Monday night’s shooting and overnight surgery. At the corner of Henry Street and Dixwell Avenue, police said Duff was off-duty when he got caught in a firefight with a suspect who had shot and killed someone else. Police said a gunman shot Duff several times just before 9:30 p.m before he fled on foot. The deceased victim has not been identified. Duff […]

  • PD: Winsted man accused of threatening Canton daycare arrested, charged with threatening police

    WINSTED — David Ragozzine, a Winsted man arrested in July for threatening to “kill everyone” at a Canton daycare, was arrested again. Winsted police say 29-year-old Ragozzine had an outstanding arrest warrant charging him with threatening and breach of peace for reportedly making threats against police officers. Police would not go into detail of the incident with the arrest warrant sealed by a judge. His bail was set at $350,000. Ragozzine was being held at the Hartford Detention Facility on […]

  • East Haven man says dog attacked him, while dog’s owner denies it

    EAST HAVEN — Police officers responded to Palmetto Trail in East Haven on Monday afternoon after 911 calls alerted them to a dog attack. When they responded, they found Tom Kucenski, a resident of the street  suffering from several non-life threatening injuries. “The dogs were outside were outside,” said Kucenski. “They came and attacked me. It’s a long backward walk to my house.” Jeffrey Monigle doubts the story. He lives on Palmetto Trail, too, with his fiance, a 2-year-old boy […]

  • Bronin announces Hartford is cleared to begin development in land around Dunkin Donuts Park

    HARTFORD — Mayor Luke Bronin announced Thursday afternoon the decision made by a Superior Court judge, that the city has been cleared to move forward with developing the land around Dunkin Donuts Park. Back in 2015, the city committed to building a baseball stadium and contracted with the company, Centerplan, to do so. But, right before Mayor Bronin took office in 2016, it became clear to the city that Centerplan was months behind schedule and millions of dollars over budget. […]

  • FOX61 Exclusive: Mother of hit-and-run victim speaks out hours after losing daughter

    HARTFORD — Sharlene Mansfield, 55, was found unresponsive on Hillside Avenue on Monday just a few blocks away from where she lived with her 82-year-old mother, Charlotte Barber. Police said someone driving a dark-colored sedan, possibly stolen, sped through the wrong lane, hit Mansfield and fled. Mansfield was rushed to Hartford Hospital where she was pronounced dead around 2 p.m. “Accidents happen, but the human and decent thing to do would have been to stop,” said Barber. Barber not only […]

  • Community reacts to arrest in burned dog found at West Haven beach

    WEST HAVEN — Police arrested Latrice Moody, 35, of West Haven, on Monday, charging her with animal cruelty, breach of peace, illegal dumping and open burning after police said she burned her dead dog in the Sandy Point Beach parking lot on July 5. Officers are still searching for a second suspect, Maurice Jackson, 41, of West Haven. Police said Jackson is currently on parole for a previous conviction. They issued an arrest warrant, charging him with breach of peace, […]

  • Gov. Ned Lamont seeks review of 2 quasi-public agencies

    HARTFORD – Governor Ned Lamont announced he is taking a closer look at the management of two quasi-public agencies: the Connecticut Lottery and the Connecticut Port Authority. The investigation will help the governor’s office figure out what, if any, changes are needed. “We better get this right,” Lamont said. “Over the last several years I have real concerns.” The Port Authority is responsible for the state’s three Long Island Sound ports in New London, New Haven and Bridgeport. Last week, […]

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