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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
  • Judge refuses to rule on instant reunification of children and parents separated at the border

    BRIDGEPORT —  A U.S. District Court judge in Bridgeport declined to make a ruling on instant reunification of parents and children who were separated at the border. The judge expressed his reluctancy. He voiced questions of if instant reunification would set a legal precedent in regards to the 2,000 other children who are separated from their parents. He also questioned if instant reunification would undermine a recent California Court ruling that ordered the federal government to reunite all separated children and […]

  • Grants announced for renovations to Hartford’s Colt Park

    HARTFORD — Local state and federal leaders came together Thursday to announce a plan to renovate the historic Colt Park in Hartford. The project is made possible by a combination of local, state and federal grants totaling $1.5 million.  DEEP received a $750,000 federal grant from the U.S. National Park Service that it will pool with a $450,000 state grant and a $300,000 local grant from the City of Hartford for the upgrades. The renovations include the park’s Roberto Clemente […]

  • Crews battle fire at New Haven home

    NEW HAVEN — Twelve people managed to escape a fire Wednesday morning at 20 Arthur Street in New Haven. In total, there were seven adults, and five children who were in the residence. A firefighter was taken to the hospital, and four were treated at the scene for most likely heat exhaustion. There was heavy damage done to the home from the fire, and officials are investigating the cause. The Red Cross has been notified to help the displaced family.

  • Connecticut State Police prepare for holiday travel

    MIDDLETOWN — Connecticut State Police and AAA are joining forces to make sure holiday travelers get off to a safe start this holiday weekend. Drivers were encourage to stop by the DOT rest stop in Middletown Tuesday morning  for a free cup of coffee with state police and free battery and tire testing by AAA Emergency Roadside crews. “This is going to be a long one. You’ve got until Sunday so lots of parties, lots of fireworks of course the […]

  • Restroom rally held in Hartford

    HARTFORD – Bus Operators with the Amalgamated Transit Union held a “Restroom Rally” Thursday to demand better access to safe and clean restrooms along their routes. The drivers who work for CT Transit said they feel the lack of access to restrooms is endangering their health and safety. The group is demanding for the CT transit to provide them safe access to fully equipped restrooms during their shifts on all routes, restroom use built into their schedules and adequate time […]

  • UConn votes to not increase tuition outside current four year plan

    STORRS — University of Connecticut Board of Trustees leaders voted Wednesday to approve a budget that does not further tuition increase outside of the current four year plan. The Fiscal Year 2019 budget did include millions of dollars in spending cuts across the school’s campuses. The university faced a more than 22 million dollar budget deficit this year While they were able to pass a balanced one this year, Chief financial officer Scott Jordan said they are not out of […]

  • Community members rally in support of New Haven father facing deportation

    NEW HAVEN — Community members continue to rally in support of a New Haven father facing deportation. Nelson Pinos sought sanctuary at the First and Summerfield Baptist church in New Haven seven months ago hoping to change his deportation status. Pinos moved to the U.S. from Ecuador in 1992. During a news conference on Tuesday, he and his attorneys said his case is still in limbo. “Not being able to be outside, to work to provide for the family, to […]

  • Newington man arrested after shots fired during drug deal

    WEST HARTFORD — West Hartford police say they’ve arrested a Newington man after they say he shot a person during a drug deal. Saturday evening, around 6 p.m., UConn Police in Farmington reported a gunshot victim was in the UConn Emergency Room. The victim was claiming to have been shot at Cornerstone Drive near Brookmoor Road in West Hartford. West Hartford police learned the victim had gone to the area to sell drugs to someone they knew. During the transaction, the […]

  • CSCU votes to revise plan to consolidate the state’s community colleges

    The Connecticut State Colleges and Universities Board of Regents voted unanimously on Thursday to endorse a revise plan to consolidate the state’s community colleges. The “Students First” plan calls for all 12 community colleges in the state to be under one accreditation by 2023. This allows for an extension on the transition versus the first plan turned down by a national accreditation NEASC in April. The plan means having things like one application, one tuition bill, curriculum, one website, and […]

  • Travelers Championship kicks off this week

    CROMWELL — The buzz for the 2018 Travelers Championship is everywhere. Tens of thousands of people are expected to pour into Cromwell this week to watch some of the top golfers in the world face off. The tournament kicked off Monday morning with an opening ceremony. “The players are showing up. The caddies are here. The families are coming in,” said tournament director Nathan Grube. “The anticipation, you can feel it in the community, the excitement is there, people almost […]