285 Broad Street
Hartford, CT
06115
860-241-3717/860-209-8147
MaryEllen Fillo
Java/A La Carte Columnist, Blogger
My Role

As the daily Java columnist and blogger, I consider myself everyone's ticket into the parties they can't afford, get invited to or just want to hear about from the comfort of their homes, while offering an "up close and personal" look at local and national celebrities, even when they say "no media."

And as far as my A La Carte column each Thursday, please let me tell you what's new when it comes to dining out, special food events and what the new culinary trends are in the area.

Besides my columns at courant.com and my blog, courant.com/javablog, I can be heard daily on WDRC-FM at 6:45 and 8:45 a.m. on the Jerry Kristafer Show, and on Fridays at 8:20 a.m. on The Brad Davis Show on WDRC-AM. I also appear on the Fox CT morning news show on Thursdays at 8 a.m. and speak to non-profit and community groups when invited.

I welcome invitations, input, tips, suggestions and comments and hope you will be in touch! I am nothing without you!!!!

My Biography

I have been an award-winning reporter with the Courant since 1971, covering town news, education, business, breaking news, politics and for the past four years, the Java and A La Carte columnist, covering restaurants, celebrities and parties, with dashes of politics, radio, tv and sports thrown in.

I graduated from Hartford College for Women and Central Connecticut State University, have been an adjunct professor at Central Connecticut State University and University of Hartford,and was a middle school English-As-A-Second Language tutor for many years.

My work is my life (no really!), and other than more time with my family(several children and grandchildren,) my never-ending quest is for the perfect, comfortable pair of high heels.

My Interests

Gardening and traveling, and organizing and cleaning (as only a possessed Virgo would do.)
My Recent Articles

WFSB's Dan Kain Named To Mark Twain House & Museum Board 12/18/2014
Former WFSB reporter and Emmy award winner Dan Kain has been named to the board of trustees of the Mark Twain House and Museum.

Celebrity Chef Buddy Valastro To Open Bakery At Mohegan Sun 12/18/2014
Celebrity chef, baker, author and tv reality show host Buddy Valastro has announced he will open one of his famed Carlo's Bakery at Mohegan Sun in 2015.

Oxton Named Acting GM At FOX CT 12/18/2014
Mark Oxton, director of sales at FOX CT and  WCCT-TV/CW has been appointed acting general manager for both stations. 

Santa, Skating, Music and Chanukah Ice Welcome The CT Weekend 12/17/2014
Had it yet? You know, the wrapping, buying, spending, rushing, trying to get it all done before THAT day. Time for a  break. Take some time for you this weekend.

FOX CT GM Steps Down 12/17/2014
A Syracuse, N.Y., media executive who was tapped less than a year ago to become vice president and general manager at FOX CT  in Hartford has resigned.