Veteran WCBS Reporter Fran Schneidau has covered breaking news in Connecticut for more than 20 years.
Broadcasting live from the scene or from the Connecticut bureaus, Fran covers everything from the weather to politics to strikes to murders. She has reported on a wide variety of local stories that have received national attention. These include the rape trials of former Darien High School wrestler Alex Kelly in Connecticut, and the trial of former school headmistress Jean Harris — convicted of murdering her former lover, the so-called Scarsdale Diet Doctor.
Originally from Berkshire County, Massachusetts, Fran worked as a Wall Street stockbroker before making the switch to broadcasting in the 1970′s.
She is the mother of three grown children and her off-duty avocations include light verse and animals — not necessarily in that order.
Early numbers from Public Policy Polling show her blasting former U.S. Rep. and fellow Republican Chris Shays by a margin of 60 to 27 percent.
Oil analyst Peter Beutel says that while the current national average for a gallon of regular gas is $3.45, here in our metropolitan area, the price is at least 40 cents higher.
A giant six-foot-long, yellow, plastic pencil given to Waterbury mayor Mike Jarjura after his historic write-in victory in the city’s 2005 mayoral election is missing.
Mayor Bill Finch is challenged by Mary-Jane Foster, a co-founder of the Bridgeport Bluefish baseball team and a vice president of the University of Bridgeport.
Windows on the school bus shattered when the bus struck the low-hanging branch shortly before 8:30 a.m. Monday in Westport, sending debris into the bus.
The Bridgeport Diocese says three churches in the city will have to close early next year in order to make the most of the shortage of priests and other resources.
Irene left every single residence and business in the town of Ridgefield without power and the flooding damage was immense.
A Bosnian native, who has been living in Berlin, Conn. for the last 14 years, said she was recently scammed out of $680 when she went online to seek help to apply for U.S. citizenship.
Republican strategist Chris Healy says last year, Linda McMahon faced off against a tough candidate in Democratic state Attorney General Richard Blumenthal.
Former wrestling executive Linda McMahon has made it official, announcing her plans to seek for a second time the Republican endorsement for Connecticut’s U.S. Senate seat.
The trial of 31-year-old Joshua Komisarjevsky, charged with the killings of a woman and her two daughters during a home invasion in 2007, got off to a contentious start today.
A hot dry summer is not a friendly scenario for a colorful fall foliage season, but in Connecticut there was plenty of rain.
Former wrestling executive Linda McMahon would defeat former U.S. Rep. Chris Shays in a probable Republican primary for U.S. Senate if the election were held today, according to a Quinnipiac poll.
Voters overwhelmingly approved of Gov. Dan Malloy’s handling of Hurricane Irene, but that did not boost his overall rating, according to a Quinnipiac University poll released Thursday.
Connecticut Gov. Dan Malloy has appointed eight members to a panel that will review how the state, municipalities and the utilities responded to Hurricane Irene.
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