Logan Byrnes, an Emmy award winning journalist, anchors the Fox Connecticut Morning News from
4:30 am to 10:00 am weekdays.
Byrnes has covered a number of breaking news stories making national headlines including the arrest of Times Square bombing suspect and Connecticut resident Faisal Shahzad, and the Hartford Distributers mass workplace shooting which left 9 dead including the gunman. He also received widespread recognition for anchoring 8 ½ hours of straight live storm coverage in which the state received more than 2 feet of snow in 12 hours, paralyzing much of the state. Byrnes has also anchored live coverage of The Hartford Marathon, Manchester Road Race, Hartford St. Patrick’s Day Parade and the gubernatorial and Senatorial debates. He can also be heard each morning giving radio news updates on News Talk 960 WELI.
Byrnes graduated from the University of Southern California, and obtained his law degree from Whittier College School of Law. He practiced law as a trial attorney in Los Angeles for several years before embarking on a career in broadcast journalism.
Prior to joining the Fox family, Byrnes was a correspondent for the nationally syndicated news program “Inside Edition.” Using his legal expertise, he covered a number of high-profile trials including those involving Kobe Bryant, Michael Jackson, and Robert Blake. He also provided in depth reports on Arnold Schwarzenegger's run for Governor of California. Byrnes was also a frequent correspondent on the red carpet, reporting on The Academy Awards, The Golden Globes, The Emmys, The Grammys, and many other award and celebrity events. He has interviewed numerous Hollywood celebrities including Al Pacino, Meryl Streep, Nicole Kidman, Alec Baldwin, and Christina Aguilera.
Byrnes has also contributed as an anchor on NBC’s “Early Today” and MSNBC’s “First Look” as well as providing various reports for CNBC’s “High Net Worth.”
While at NBC Connecticut, Byrnes anchored the number one morning news cast for several years. During that time, he covered the 9/11 terror attacks live from New York, and the Greenwich murder trial of Kennedy cousin Michael Skakel.
Byrnes has traveled around the world, visiting such countries as Italy, France, Turkey, Israel, India, South Korea, Japan, Russia, Mexico, and Canada. He has gone skydiving, helicopter skiing, participated in numerous triathlons and a marathon. He is also a certified ski instructor and enjoys remodeling homes.
His father, Edd Byrnes, is an actor and writer, probably best known for his character "Kookie" on the hit 1950’s Television show "77 Sunset Strip." He also starred in a number of motion pictures and received widespread acclaim for his character, Vince Fontaine, in the movie "Grease." Byrnes’ mother was an actress and Television producer prior to joining Morgan Stanley Smith Barney where she is a Senior Vice President, Financial Adviser.