HARTFORD, August 1, 2007 — Fox 61 News at Ten has named Jennifer Lahmers as Reporter effective immediately. Lahmers relocated Connecticut from Jackson, Tennessee. She comes to Fox 61 from WBBJ-TV in Jackson where she was a Weekend News Anchor and Weekday News Reporter. She anchored and produced ABC 7 Eyewitness News Weekend Edition for which she was also an assignment editor. In addition she reported five days a week and hosted the morning show Good Morning West Tennessee as well as ABC 7 Eyewitness News Midday.
“Jennifer clearly has raw talent and we are very excited to welcome someone with her vibrant personality to the Fox 61 news team. I believe her ability to get to the heart of a story will fit in well with our commitment to covering local issues,” said Richard Graziano, Vice President and General Manager of Fox 61, WTIC-TV.
Prior to WBBJ-TV, Lahmers was employed as a News Anchor, Reporter and Weekend Manager by WOUB Radio and Television in Athens, Ohio where she anchored live news shows. She also interned with CNN in Atlanta, Georgia for the Special Projects Unit where she worked on the network’s 25th anniversary hour-long specials. In addition to her television journalism experience, Lahmers also worked as a reporter for The Times-Reporter newspaper in Philadelphia, Ohio where she wrote an in-depth series on foster care that garnered response from across the country.
“I’m thrilled to be a part of such a reputable station and to tell the stories of the people of Connecticut,” said Lahmers.
Lahmers graduated Cum Laude with a Bachelors of Science degree in Journalism from Ohio University E.W. Scripps School of Journalism.