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Tim Lammers is an anchor for the FOX61 Morning News Monday-Friday mornings from 4-10 a.m.

A native of South Windsor, Tim came to FOX61 in 2002 as a Sports Producer and never left. Since then, he has filled the roles of Anchor, Reporter, Producer and Videographer in the Sports Department, as well as being a News Feature and Health Reporter.

Tim’s main beat in the Sports Department was following the UConn Football program’s rise to national respectability, including the school’s first-ever BCS Bowl berth in the 2011 Fiesta Bowl in Glendale, AZ. He also covered the UConn Men’s Basketball team’s third National Championship at the 2012 Final Four in Houston, TX.

As a health reporter, Tim turned the camera around to do a Emmy-nominated story about his own challenge of finding a treatment for Avascular Necrosis, a rare degenerative bone disease he has. The story culminated in Tim going under the knife, on camera, to receive a cutting-edge stem cell transplant using his own bone marrow. Since then, he has received a constant response from the story, as people all over the world have contacted him to find out more about the procedure and the disease.

Tim lives with his wife, Kerri, whom he met while they were co-workers at FOX61, and his step-son Alex. Tim and Kerri married in 2016.

Recent Articles
  • Light therapy helping cancer patients overcome fatigue, depression

    Phillip Christian Smith, a playwright from New York City, was diagnosed with Multiple Myeloma in 2016. He is in remission now, thanks in part to a stem cell treatment, but Smith also had a hard time recovering from the treatment itself. “I couldn’t even think, so having the TV on was too much,” he said, “If too many people visited my mind would scatter and I couldn’t really understand everything. I wasn’t expecting the fatigue to also be in my […]

  • Health Watch: What is CBD oil used for?

    As more states legalize both recreational and medicinal marijuana, more companies are marketing products that contain an oil made from one of marijuana’s main ingredients, a non-psychoactive compound called cannabidiol, or CBD oil. However, as is often the case, the marketing of those products has gotten way ahead of the science. So, where does the latest science stand? Dr. Michael White, from the UConn School of Pharmacy, said human studies are still few and far between, but there have been […]

  • Paralyzed Patients use exoskeleton to walk again

    Two years ago, Jessica McNair suffered a stroke that took away her ability to walk. She now has that ability back thanks to a high-tech exoskeleton being used at West Gables Rehabilitation Hospital in Miami. It’s portable, adjustable, and attached right to the body. “I think it’s really inspiring because, it kind of, it instills what it felt like to walk normally again, so it kind of forces me to think I can maybe walk normally again in the future,” […]

  • Prisons around the country face a growing K2 problem

    Connecticut saw first-hand last month, how dangerous K2 and other forms of “synthetic marijuana” can be, when there more than 100 overdoses in the span of two days, centered around the New Haven Green. Part of the danger is that “synthetic marijuana” is not marijuana – in fact, for any given batch, users can’t reasonably be certain what the chemicals are that have been sprayed on plant matter. That difference from actual marijuana, which has known chemical compounds and a […]

  • Get the flu shot now, or you’ll have to wait a few weeks

    Both the State of Connecticut and the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention have recommended you get your yearly flu shot now, if you can. They’re not wrong, because the recommendation takes into account the reality that many people don’t have easy access to medical care, and some of them who could get a flu shot now may not be able to at a later date, due to an unexpected shortage, financial problem or some unforeseen event. Dr. Ulysses Wu, […]

  • Health Watch: Making medications affordable

    Rising drug prices have been a nationwide trend, so much so that at a recent hearing regarding a proposed rate increase, the insurer ConnectiCare said it is now paying more for customers’ pharmaceuticals than for their in-patient hospital care. However, a group of health providers out in Utah have banded together to try to buck that trend, by forming their own non-profit drug company, Civica Rx. It’s comprised of seven major hospital systems, and three philanthropic organizations. Organizers said they […]

  • Doctor says Mona Lisa had symptoms of illness

    The Mona Lisa is the most famous and most studied painting in the world, which would make it all the more remarkable if Dr. Mandeep Mehra’s managed to see something in it that no one else has seen in the 500-plus years since it was painted: signs that Lisa was ill. Mehra, the Medical Director for the Heart and Vascular Center at Brigham and Women’s Hospital in Boston, isn’t the first person to try to diagnose the painting’s subject, Lisa […]

  • CDC confirms over 100 flight passengers had flu, other viruses

    The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention has confirmed that over 100 passengers on Emirates Flight 203 from Dubai, UAE to New York had viral infections of some kind. That flight had to be isolated Wednesday morning after it landed at JFK International Airport in New York, leaving passengers stuck together, and constantly exposed to sickness, for 13 hours. “People were worried because they don’t know what it is. So you getting down there and guys, they have masks on […]

  • EPAT: Using shockwaves to treat chronic pain

    Bristol Hospital was out at the Bristol Half-Marathon and 10k last month, essentially giving runners a free sample of a treatment for the kinds of chronic pains from which athletes often suffer. The results were encouraging. “It only took one and then a whole bunch of them lined up,” said Dr. Peter Bellezza, and Orthopedist for Bristol Hospital, “the most common thing [the patients said] is ‘I’ve never felt anything like this before and it feels really good.’ ” The […]

  • Why the F.D.A. is approving and fast-tracking more new drugs.

    One of President Trump’s campaign promises was to shorten the approval process for new drugs, and that appears to be happening at a record pace. The Food and Drug Administration said it approved 46 new drugs last year, the most since 1996, and also approved a record number of new generics, over a thousand. To do so, The F.D.A. streamlined its review and approval process, with the goal of getting generic drugs onto the market in eight to ten months, […]