Members of Trinity’s Women’s Leadership Council Visit TV News Studio in Hartford

On-Air Reporter Sarah Cody ’95 Gives Students and Alumnae a Look Behind the Scenes at Fox61

​Hartford, Connecticut, April 7, 2017 – Trinity College alumna Sarah Cody ’95, a member of Trinity’s Women’s Leadership Council (WLC), recently hosted other members of the WLC for a visit to the Hartford television studios of Fox61, where she works as an on-air reporter and travel host.

Front row, left to right: Crisanne Colgan M’74, Emily Rovillo (daughter of Theresa Rovillo ’85), Cami Fitzgerald ’19, Sarah Cody ’95. Back row, left to right: Kathy Maye Murphy ’78, Chanel Erasmus ’15, Theresa Rovillo ’85, Taniqua Huguley ’15, Ellin Carpenter Smith ’82, Melissa Bronzino Regan ’87, Anna Mariotti IDP ’05.

The visit consisted of a tour of the newsroom, the news desk, and the offices of the Hartford Courant, which shares a building with Fox61. At the end of their tour, the group gathered in the conference room and Cody spoke about her career path in the field of communications. 

Cami Fitzgerald ’19, a member of the American Association of University Women Connecticut Student Advisory Council, said she was “fascinated to see what the newsroom looked like” on her March 8 visit. Fitzgerald, who has an interest in media and advertising, was able to sit behind the anchor desk and try her hand at giving a weather forecast to get a feel for broadcasting.

The WLC was founded in 2010 by the alumnae trustees of Trinity College in efforts to support and strengthen the alumnae network and bring together alumnae and undergraduate women. The Council has three goals: build a community and strengthen connections between all Trinity women on an alumnae-alumnae level and an alumnae-student level; promote opportunities for engagement and leadership amongst Trinity women; and encourage philanthropy to Trinity from alumnae.

Melissa Bronzino Regan ’87, associate director of alumni relations at Trinity College, said, “The Women’s Leadership Council sponsors a variety of activities with the idea of engaging women alumnae and students, including these insider tours, whenever possible.”

For more information on the Women’s Leadership Council, contact Regan at                      

Written by Lorig Purutyan ’17