MaryEllen Fillo


MaryEllen Fillo is an award-winning  reporter, having worked for the Hartford Courant since 1971, covering everything from education, business and breaking news  to politics and people.  She started at the Courant as a reporter covering her hometown of Plainville and over the years covered many towns, issues and people all over the state.  For the past several years,  parties, celebrities, TV and radio personalities, nonprofit efforts, and the  “out and about” crowd are her beat as the Java columnist. She also writes the a la carte food column twice a month as well as feature stories for Hartford Magazine. Fillo appears on the FOX CT television morning show.   

Fillo attended Hartford College for Women and CCSU, having earned  degrees in communication, graphic arts and marketing. She has worked as an English-As-A-Second language tutor and adjunct professor at University of Hartford and CCSU. 


Recent Articles

  • Local "Skirt" Tale Left Out Of "Titanic"

    They called him ``Skirts'' behind his back and he had to build a high fence around his Kensington home to ward off curiosity seekers.     The local legend of William T. Sloper has prompted unabashed giggles and piqued the curiosity of area residents ever since the then-28- year-old survived the...

  • Festival of Light: Part Deux

    It's less than an hour before the additonal lights, skating rink and action at Bushnell Park's Festival of Light begins, but unfortunately I won't be there to enjoy. But would love to hear from those who are! So let me know how it all looks and feels by commenting here! Fingers crossed that it...

  • Annual Festival of Light Moves To Bushnell Park

    Annual Festival of Light Moves To Bushnell Park

    Say it isn't so! No more holiday Festival of Lights on Constitution Plaza? This from the mayor's office. Somehow I just don't think it will be the same... "A beloved 47-year-old holiday tradition in the City of Hartford is getting reinvigorated thanks to a strengthened public-private partnership....