Hartford Courant / FOX-CT Internship

During my internship at The Hartford Courant, I filmed this video about the Sandy Hook Advisory Commission. The Commission is investigating the Newtown shootings, hoping to save future lives.


Joe Verrengia balances two unique jobs — he is a West Hartford police officer and a state representative. Watch my news pak here.

This clip from my interview with Hamden Mayor Scott Jackson was broadcast on the FOX-CT News at 4?. I wrote the script the anchors are reading, too.Watch the clip here.

Internship Overview

Rick Hancock of FOX-CT did a feature story on me when I was in high school then offered me an internship at the station when I got old enough.

In January 2013, I accepted his offer and joined the web team full time. I worked in a very unique newsroom; CT1Media owns FOX-CT and the Hartford Courant newspaper. The television, newspaper, and online teams all work together in one newsroom.

The great thing about the internship was that I was able to make the experience anything I wanted to. I used the opportunity to pursue my passion of political journalism. The staff there allowed me to essentially be a multimedia political reporter each day as I came in for work.

I pitched story ideas, called officials, interviewed state senators on camera, filmed standups, and created stories in a range of media formats.

I wrote VO-SOTs for television and clips of my interviews aired during the evening newscast. I wrote articles that appeared in the print edition of the Hartford Courant and my video news packages, photo slideshows, and interactive timelines were published online.

Read more about my other internship experiences.



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