In Hartford, Deputy Police Chief Moves to the Other Side of the Camera

By Chris Ariens 

Tribune-owned WTIC in Hartford-New Haven has a new chief investigative reporter.

He’s former Hartford Deputy Police Chief Brian Foley, who has often been the voice of the department in media invterviews. “I am honored to start the next chapter in my career with the FOX61 team,” said Foley in a statement. “As the only television station based in Hartford, we will be in a great position to continue providing a strong community perspective and connection. I’m excited to get to work and learn from the best.”

Foley started as a patrolman in 1994, worked as a beat cop, a homicide detective and a lieutenant in the major crimes division. He was named deputy chief in 2014. He retired last month.

“Brian is a lifelong Connecticut resident with decades of professional experience in the city of Hartford and surrounding communities,” said Liz Grey Godbout, WTIC vp and news director. “Clearly one of the most recognizable faces in Connecticut, we know Brian with his extensive expertise will be an outstanding addition to our FOX61 team.”