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Aisha Mbowe joined the FOX 61 news team in March of 2018 as a reporter.

Prior to Hartford, Aisha spent two years at WCTI 12 in eastern North Carolina. There she started as a Reporter/MMJ at the station’s Greenville bureau before moving to the morning show as a Breaking News Anchor and Reporter. While at WCTI 12 Aisha reported on the historic flooding after Hurricane Matthew and the case of a missing three year old girl that made national headlines.

Aisha started her career in Hasting Nebraska as a video journalist. She is a proud graduate of the University of Maryland College Park where she studied Broadcast Journalism. While in school she completed multiple internships and was a part of the award winning program Capital News Service.

Aisha is a Maryland native. She grew up just minutes outside of our nation’s capital in Silver Spring. She is happy to continue living out her dreams and call Connecticut home.
When she is not reporting you can find her exploring different restaurants and catching up on the tons of TV shows

Recent Articles
  • State police training the next generation of bomb sniffing dogs

    EAST HARTFORD — Canines can be crucial resources for the Department of Homeland Security when it comes to detecting explosives. On Thursday The Connecticut State Police hosted 25 K9 teams in the Regional Explosives Detection Dog Initiative also known as REDDI. The teams are from eight state and local agencies currently trained and certified by the Connecticut State Police K9 training unit. During the two day training the dogs are given real world scenarios in order to evaluate their skills […]

  • Community members gather in Wethersfield for Earth Day cleanup

    WETHERSFIELD — A work day brought community members to the Great Meadows Conservation Trust Wood Parcel on Sunday to take part in this year’s Earth Day. “We only have one planet and we have to take care of it and it’s never cool to see piles of plastic next to a farm so,” Wethersfield resident Jessica Martin said. The wood parcel has been a part of the community for last fifty years so those who came out to volunteer said […]

  • Danbury residents advised to boil water after water main break

    DANBURY — A water main break has caused a school to be closed Tuesday and are advising that residents to boil water until service is restored. The break happened late Monday on Tamarack and Hayestown Avenues in a 16 inch pipe. Officials said about a third of the customers in Danbury were affected from the break east to the Bethel border. Danbury Hospital is operating with limited water supply. Elective surgery may be postponed and patients should call ahead. Employees […]

  • Hartford Police investigate fatal crash on Blue Hills Avenue

    HARTFORD — Police are investigating a fatal accident after a man crashed into a tree. The crash happened just around 1:30 a.m. Officers rushed to 295 Blue Hills Avenue on a report of a single car crash. When officers arrived on scene, they saw the 2011 Honda Civic had crashed into the tree on the front lawn. Police rendered medical aid as fire and EMS arrived to the scene. Despite their best efforts, the driver of the car, a 57-year-old man, […]

  • Lawmakers hear from victims who experienced racial profiling during traffic stops

    HARTFORD — Racial profiling during traffic stops has sparked heated debates across the country in recent years. On Monday that conversation made its way to the State Capitol with the author of a recent National Geographic article focusing on its impacts. “You have to accept not only that profiling is real but you have to start looking at well why is it happening and I think that’s a part of the debate you’re in in Connecticut right now,” Michael Fletcher […]

  • Dozens take advantage of ‘Free Tax Preparation Services’ in Hartford

    HARTFORD —  More than 100 people packed the second floor of the Community Renewal Team building on Tuesday in Hartford hoping to get their returns in. “I’m like I rarely get anything back so I’m like what’s the rush if anything I might owe a few dollars, so I have no rush to give it to them they can wait,” Warren Ford said. Ford was one of the people who took advantage of the “Free Tax Preparation the CRT provided […]

  • Community leaders speak out against proposal to keep Batchelder Elementary School open

    HARTFORD —  A group of community leaders are speaking out against the proposal to keep Batchelder Elementary School open. Batchelder is one the schools to close under the effort to consolidate Hartford Public Schools at the end of this school year. “These decisions were painful for members of our community because it meant losing what was part of a tradition. However, what is easy is not always what is right,” said Trevor Beauford of Union Baptist Church. That’s why Beauford, […]

  • Serious crash closes Rt. 32 in Mansfield

    MANSFIELD — A stretch of Route 32 in Mansfield was closed this afternoon following a serious crash Monday afternoon. Police said the accident involved a dump truck and another vehicle near the intersection of Route 44. Police said serious injuries were reported. For the latest on traffic, click here. 

  • Local Syrian refugee wishes more action would be taken to help country

    NEW HAVEN — A local Syrian refugee is reacting to the missile  airstrikes against Syria on Friday evening. While Haitham Dalati said he is glad to see some action, he said he wishes it came sooner. “I think the message Trump has sent to Assad with this attack is kill your people the way you like except gas, death is death,” Delati said. Delati came to the U.S. about a year ago from Lebanon. He then settled down in the […]

  • Police investigating significant damage found at Manchester cemetery

    Police in Manchester are looking for the person or people responsible for vandalizing tombstones at East Cemetery. According to the cemetery Sexton Chris Passera, someone drove a vehicle right through the area of the cemetery closest to West Minster street knocking over multiple tombstones. Passera said he called police and filed a report on Wednesday after noticing the damage. According to Passera the cemetery has been a part of the town since 1756 when the first person was buried there. […]