Luke Hajdasz

Rocky Hill, CT
Luke Hajdasz

I am overjoyed to be back in my home state, reporting from the part of Connecticut I grew up in!

Colchester has been what I call home for the better part of my life, until my first reporting job took me to Huntsville, Alabama in late 2020. There, I spent two years at ABC-affiliate WAAY 31 as a morning reporter. I also reported for the weekly feature franchise “Alabama Originals,” stories of unique people, places and organizations that can only be found in North Alabama.

Morning reporting also allowed me to work on multiple special reports, one of which earned an Emmy nomination for my reporting on child abuse in the region.

I always knew I wanted to get back to Connecticut and am fortunate to have done so after just two years. I cover New London and eastern Connecticut: the parts of the state I know best. Having grown up in Colchester, many summertime beach trips were taken to Rocky Neck and the shoreline. Now, I live not far from "home" in Norwich.

The talented folks at the University of Connecticut journalism department trained me to be the journalist I am. I graduated from UConn in December of 2020.

Outside of work, I spend my time on the golf course or in my kayak. In between those, find me at Harry’s in Colchester eating a cheeseburger.