Caitlin Francis

Traffic Anchor
Caitlin Francis

Caitlin Francis is an award winning anchor, and joined WFSB in November, 2019. She is thrilled to be part of the dynamic WFSB Morning Team as an anchor/traffic reporter.

Caitlin has spent the last 6 years below the Mason-Dixon. She most recently worked at WDBJ in Roanoke, Va. where she spent three years as weekend anchor. During her time in Roanoke, she acted as a special projects manager, and contributed to in-depth specials, including the opioid crisis and cancer, in addition to popular series called “Hometown Adventures,” “Lake Life,” and “Caitlin Can.”

She won a Virginia Association of Broadcasters award for anchoring special winter weather coverage, and a VAB for best public service.

Prior to that, she spent two and a half years as morning anchor at WDVM (formerly WHAG) in Hagerstown, Md.

Now, she is proud to be back home serving the people of Connecticut. Caitlin is originally from Ellington. She went to the University of Hartford for her undergraduate studies, and received her Master’s from the Newhouse School at Syracuse University.

Caitlin reported for WJET in Erie, Pa. from Washington, D.C. as part of a six week capstone program, and has interned for news organizations such as the Hartford Courant and WGGB in Springfield, MA.

Outside of journalism, Caitlin taught and coached dance here in Connecticut. Caitlin is a huge Boston sports fan, and for fun, she enjoys live music, DIY projects, yoga, and pilates. She enjoys volunteering for charitable causes, and is also an animal lover! Her two rescue dogs are Ciara and Kenai.

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