Fran Schneidau

Fran Schneidau

Fran Schneidau

A WCBS Radio veteran of more than thirty-five years, Fran is the Connecticut Bureau Chief responsible for covering all area news including government, politics, courtroom trials, and natural disasters. Several Connecticut stories covered by Fran that have received national attention include the Alex Kelly and Jean Harris trials and the I-95 Bridge Collapse.

During Fran’s tenure, she has covered seven Connecticut Governors from Thomas J. Meskill to Dannel Malloy. In addition to her dedication to hard-hitting news stories, Fran has enjoyed interviews with local artists and celebrities including Bette Davis, Paul Newman, Joanne Woodward and June Havoc.

Born and raised in The Berkshires of Massachusetts, Fran’s professional history began while working as a stock broker on Wall Street. She entered the field of radio in 1972 at WICC in Bridgeport, becoming the first female on-air news reporter at that station.

Fran is the mother of three married children, Cynthia, Virginia and Marshall. In addition to radio, her passions are dogs and animal rights.

Police In Connecticut To Be Extra Vigilant After Orlando Nightclub Shooting

While there is no known threat of violence to New Haven or other Connecticut communities, police say they’re “responding with an abundance of caution.”


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