Carmen Chau joined the FOX61 news team in April of 2017 as a nightside reporter and now anchors the FOX61 News at 10pm and 11pm on Saturday nights.
Carmen is proud to call herself an 860 native and a proud graduate of East Hartford High School. Go Hornets!
She then attended Eastern Connecticut State University for her undergraduate degree in Communications and Political Science. While at Eastern, she was heavily involved with the campus’s TV news station known as News 22. It was her first taste of the fast-paced broadcasting world and she knew it was exactly what she wanted to do. She anchored, reported, and also did behind-the-scenes work.
After graduating from Eastern, Carmen went to Quinnipiac University to receive her Master’s Degree in Broadcast Journalism.
She was lucky to have some of the most talented and inspiring professors of whom she now considers as her mentors. During her last year of graduate school, Carmen did an in-depth, multi-media piece on the controversies surrounding autism, where she interviewed two of her friends who carried this disability. Her graduate project had a lasting impact on her as she was able to understand the challenges they endure on a regular basis. She also participated in several Autism 5 Walks/Runs throughout Connecticut to help raise money for several organizations.
Carmen got her first TV reporting job in Hagerstown, Maryland at WHAG-TV. Nervous to move seven hours away from home, it turned out to be one of the best choices she made. She spent three years as a multi-media reporter and also anchored and produced the weekend morning newscasts.
Carmen moved to News 10 in Albany, New York in 2015, covering breaking news stories on the 10pm and 11pm newscasts. She was hired at FOX61 in 2017.
Carmen is thrilled to be able to cover stories that matter not only to her, but to her friends and family as well. During her spare time, she enjoys going for runs outside, doing yoga, spending time with her mom, with whom she is very close, and catching up on the latest shows on Netflix!