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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
  • Five teachers celebrated for their work with engaging Connecticut students

    HARTFORD — Five teachers across Connecticut were celebrated Thursday for their dedication to getting students engaged and excited about learning. Each teacher received $10,000 dollars from the Dalia Foundation to use towards student engagement as a part of a $500, 000 commitment to Connecticut schools and its students. The donations were made in grant form through DonorsChoose.org. Donorschoose.org identified 30 semi-finalists from the 428 projects. Then, a committee of Connecticut teachers, school leaders, union leaders, non-profit leaders, and state leaders […]

  • BARKtoberfest set for October 20th in Manchester

    MANCHESTER – The Manchester Dog Owners Group is gearing up for its 2nd Annual Barktoberfest Fest. The festival is a chance to celebrate our canine friends , create awareness for responsible dog ownership, and raise funds to promote canine recreational activities and programs and Manchester’s dog park, Manchester Barks & Rec. The festival invites you come out with your furry friends while learning about the group’s initiatives. “We also do mini seminars which people get a little bit of everything […]

  • Robots are changing the way we milk cows at UConn dairy farm

    STORRS — UConn’s dairy farm is known for having one of the best dairy herds in the country. Now, advanced technology is helping provide research on how to study and manage herds. The university’s Animal Sciences department is one of the first in the country to have self-milking cow robots. Yeah, you read that right. It allows for milking sessions on the cow’s own will. “Every cow can be at her own schedule and we don’t have to force them […]

  • Woman charged with arson in connection with Waterbury house fire

    WATERBURY — A woman was charged with arson Thursday in connection with a fire that destroyed a home in Waterbury. Nicole Abrom was arrested and charged with arson in the third degree and reckless endangerment in the first degree.  Abrom’s is scheduled to be in court on October 10. Officials said that a home on Grove Court was a total loss after a fire tore through the structure Thursday morning. At least four people were in the building at the […]

  • Crews work to repair damage after Yantic river surpasses flood stage in Norwich

    NORWICH — Heavy rain Tuesday night brought major flooding into the Norwich area Wednesday morning. The Yantic River surpassed flood stage and kept emergency crews busy through much of the early morning hours. “That seems to be coming up rather rapidly and it has exceeded the 12.7 marker for flooding,” Yantic Fire Chief Frank Blanchard said. The rising water forced town officials to delay schools, close some roads and the Norwichtown Commons shopping center.  Emergency crews were forced to tell people […]

  • National Voter Registration Day: Events held across Connecticut

    MIDDLETOWN — Tuesday is National Voter Registration Day. The day was first observed in 2012 and is celebrated on the fourth Tuesday of September. Volunteers across the country will be coming together to make sure every eligible person has the opportunity to vote come November. According to a website dedicated to the day, millions of Americans find themselves unable to vote because they missed a registration deadline, failed to update their registration or are unsure of how to register at […]

  • Owners of ‘Simon the Dog’ still waiting for decision

    HARTFORD  — A family fighting to get a euthanasia order on their dog overturned will have to wait again. A meeting on the matter was scheduled for Monday morning  at the state department of agriculture building but was cancelled. Town officials ordered the euthanasia , and its owners are appealing to the state. Officials say the dog bit a neighbor in the leg while he tried to retrieve a ball. But owner Dr. David Young says Simon was protecting his […]

  • CT National Guardsmen deploy to Afghanistan

    WINDSOR LOCKS – Loved ones looked on as 40 members of the Connecticut Army National Guard’s 192nd Engineer Battalion Headquarters and Headquarters Company geared up to leave for a year-long deployment. The unit will first head to a mobilization station at an active duty base for follow-on training in the United States before leaving for Afghanistan. “Day to day we are going to be in command and control of subordinate route clearance units that are going to conducting route clearing […]

  • Convoy of Caring recognizes all those who helped donate millions of meals

    ROCKY HILL — Thousands of people in Connecticut face food insecurity each year. Food insecurity means they do not have reliable access to affordable, nutritious food. The 16th annual Connecticut Food Industry Convoy of Caring on Monday recognized all those who come together to donate millions of pounds food each year to help those who suffer from food insecurity, and others who need assistance. “You’ll see all the trucks lining up for the convoy. It’s a great way to thank […]

  • Local teen competes for $400,000 of prizes in science contest

    WEST HARTFORD— A local  teen is competing for $400,000 in prizes towards a scholarship and a new science lab for his school as a part of the Breakthrough Junior Challenge global science video contest. Sam Rothfarb of West Hartford is among 29 semifinalists of more than 12,000 original registrants from around the world who submitted engaging, imaginative videos to demonstrate difficult scientific concepts and theories in the physical or life sciences. Sam’s video focuses on a universal vaccine in order […]