Eliza Fawcett is a reporter for the Hartford Courant covering COVID-19 and politics.

She has previously reported for the Chicago Tribune, the Los Angeles Times, and the Pittsburgh Post-Gazette. She graduated from Yale University, where she majored in History.

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Selected Clips

Connecticut children in DCF care lag in COVID-19 vaccinations. More than 60% of those eligible are unvaccinated.

Dec. 23, 2021  /  COVID-19  /  Hartford Courant

‘This will all be underwater’: As climate change arrives in Connecticut, coastal towns like Groton face a precarious future of rising sea levels and intensifying storms

Nov. 4, 2021  /  Environment  /  Hartford Courant

The number of children seeking urgent behavioral health care at Connecticut Children’s has tripled since the summer, forcing families to wait hours on end for an emergency department bed

Oct. 6, 2021  /  Connecticut  /  Hartford Courant

Twenty years later, a sister grapples with the pain of two losses linked to 9/11: “We can pull wisdom from the rubble."

Sep. 11, 2021  /  Connecticut  /  Hartford Courant

The millions of dollars from the opioid settlement must be used to immediately save lives, advocates say

Jul. 29, 2021  /  Opioid crisis  /  Hartford Courant

As some parents demand an end to mask mandates for children in school, Connecticut must decide what to do this fall

Jul. 18, 2021  /  COVID-19  /  Hartford Courant

The coronavirus pandemic led to joblessness and food lines. A Bridgeport mother is hoping President Biden’s plan to cut child poverty will help her “catch up on all these bills”

Jul. 4, 2021  /  COVID-19  /  Hartford Courant

Accusations about teaching ‘critical race theory’ in Connecticut often lack evidence, used as a vehicle for broader attacks on equity and inclusion

Jun. 12, 2021  /  Politics  /  Hartford Courant

Devastated North End community holds vigil for 19-year-old Makhi Buckly, fatally shot Memorial Day

Jun. 5, 2021  /  Connecticut  /  Hartford Courant

A fight over building apartments in mainly white Woodbridge has become a flashpoint in the debate over racial equity in Connecticut

Apr. 30, 2021  /  Connecticut  /  Hartford Courant

She contracted COVID-19 just before becoming eligible for the vaccine and died weeks later. As Connecticut reaches 8,000 deaths, the unbearable sorrow of the pandemic persists

Apr. 19, 2021  /  COVID-19  /  Hartford Courant

‘Patients who wouldn’t get it any other way’: The slow, quiet effort to give homebound Connecticut residents the COVID-19 vaccine

Mar. 8, 2021  /  COVID-19  /  Hartford Courant

COVID-19 long-haulers struggle with persistent mental health issues: brain fog, anxiety, depression and sleep disorders

Feb. 5 2021  /  COVID-19  /  Hartford Courant

Inside the U.S. Capitol: Connecticut lawmakers evacuated as pro-Trump insurgents storm building

Jan. 6, 2021  /  Politics  /  Hartford Courant

‘I can’t mandate common sense:’ Should appeals to personal responsibility guide Connecticut’s pandemic response?

Dec. 13, 2020  /  COVID-19  /  Hartford Courant

Unrest in Avon? Trump’s message of law and order, loaded with racist undertones, takes aim at safety and security in Connecticut suburbs

Oct. 14, 2020  /  Politics  /  Hartford Courant

Volunteers distribute hundreds of boxes of food in North Hartford as pandemic squeezes more families

Sep. 10, 2020  /  Connecticut  /  Hartford Courant

On the front lines fighting the coronavirus: Connecticut doctors and nurses battle death and despair

May 8, 2020  /  COVID-19  /  Hartford Courant

With COVID-19 threat looming, state prisons and jails are on edge

Mar. 28, 2020  /  COVID-19  /  Hartford Courant

Angry, hostile responses to the resurgent Black Lives Matter movement are exposing the intensity of Connecticut’s racial divide

Aug. 9, 2020  /  Connecticut  /  Hartford Courant

Black Democrats in Connecticut agree on beating Trump, but the best candidate to do it is another question

Feb. 27, 2020  /  Politics  /  Hartford Courant

In Killingly, a debate over the high school mascot leads to a political reckoning

Dec. 1, 2019  /  Politics  /  Hartford Courant

20 deadly overdoses in 5 years at 2 West Side hotels. Why it’s so hard to tackle a few blocks of the opioid crisis

Oct. 21, 2019  /  Opioid crisis  /  Chicago Tribune

‘What made me stop was the blood.’ Uber driver comes to aid of woman slashed in Lincoln Park attack near DePaul

July 24, 2019  /  Breaking news  /  Chicago Tribune

Trump’s school safety commission would prefer if you didn’t talk about gun control

Aug. 7, 2018  /  Politics  /  Los Angeles Times

Prosecutors say Manafort thought ‘the law did not apply to him,’ as the trial of Trump’s former campaign chairman begins

July 31, 2018  /  Politics  /  Los Angeles Times

Sparring with House Republicans, FBI’s Peter Strzok denies anti-Trump texts affected his work

July 12, 2018  /  Politics  /  Los Angeles Times

In the heart of Appalachia’s opioid epidemic, a sliver of hope

July 30, 2017  /  Opioid crisis  /  Pittsburgh Post-Gazette

Trump takes potshots at political foes at Boy Scout Jamboree in West Virginia

July 24, 2017  /  Politics  /  Pittsburgh Post-Gazette

On the Doorstep—In New Haven, eviction feeds into a cycle of poverty that’s hard to escape.

Sep. 18, 2018  /  Housing  /  The New Journal

A Fragile Sanctuary—The walls of a New Haven church protect Marco Antonio Reyes Alvarez from deportation. No one knows for how long.

Nov. 17, 2017  /  Immigration  /  The New Journal