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
SOUTHINGTON — Curtis D. Robinson is one of the most successful African-American business owners in Connecticut, but these days it’s his work in philanthropy that keep him busy. “Everything God has given me is beyond my dream, beyond my imagination. I never thought I would be blessed by the gift God has given me,” Robinson said. His story began in the segregated south in the 1940s with his parents and three siblings. “I was born in Birmingham Alabama, I’m not […]
WATERBURY — Kids in Waterbury Public schools had a snow day Wednesday as city crews continued to clear roads. Like other parts of the state, roads and sidewalks were covered in ice Wednesday morning, following Tuesday night’s storm. “I had a couple of guys over night but they left because they couldn’t do it any more. It was freezing over so I came at five,” Robert Ortiz said. With 68 pieces of equipment spread across the city, it was round […]
NEW HAVEN — With the bitter cold temperatures on the way, some cities around the state announced they will open up warming centers to make sure people have somewhere to go. The city of New Haven activated its severe cold weather protocol on Wednesday morning at 8 and it will last through Friday morning 10:00 AM. People in the New Haven area did not wake up to much snow on the ground Wednesday morning, but like the rest of the […]
OLD LYME — Frozen lakes can attract people looking to ice skate or even do some ice fishing around this time of the year, but it can also be dangerous. Over the weekend, a man died and another one was transported after falling through the ice in Old Lyme. “It’s very common for people to come and get on this ice,” Tom Johnston said. Police say 61-yea- old Lawrence Buhl and 59-year-old Harry Jewett were skating on the ice when […]
MERIDEN — People all across the country and here in our state took a moment to recognize and celebrate the life of Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. on Monday. Events around the state included a scholarship breakfast in Meriden where community members, city and state leaders gathered to raise money for an annual scholarship opportunity for students in the area. “I believe in providing service for students that would like to go to college but need a little push and […]
HARTFORD — If you are looking for last minute gift ideas, a local online business in our state is hoping to help. Charm Gift Boxes is a premium gifting service in Connecticut. The website offers custom gifts for all occasions, including last minute Christmas gifts, hostess gifts, wedding/engagement gifts, etc. Owner Nicole Rizzo said she started the business during her wedding about a year ago. “I was actually putting together gifts for my own wedding and I was looking for […]
SOUTHINGTON — For the last 8 years, Curtis and Sheila Robinson of the Curtis and Sheila Robinson Foundation, and founders of the Curtis D. Robinson Center for Health Equity at Saint Francis Hospital, have been giving thousands of families turkeys, and a grocery bag full of sides for the Christmas Holiday Season. Over the weekend before Christmas the family and foundation continued efforts around the Hartford and Southington area. They made stops at places like the Ebenezer Temple UHCA and […]
For the last five years Connecticut teacher Joey Battaglia – perhaps better known by his rap name, Joey Batts – has been using hip-hop to help the homeless. Batts is currently touring with with dozens of other local rappers and DJs, all to help others. People coming out to the “Hip-Hop for the Homeless” shows are encouraged to bring monetary and item donations for local homeless shelters. Do something for someone else this holiday… Someone that is not family- someone […]
NEW HAVEN — For the last six years a federal program, called GEAR UP (Gaining Early Awareness and Readiness for Undergraduate Program) has helped keep students in areas like New Haven and East Hartford on the track to college. The students entered the program in 7th grade and are now in their first year of college at Southern Connecticut State University. The program is geared for urban youth who might not have the same opportunities to attend college as many […]
For nearly six decades now Bloomfield Public Schools teacher and reading tutor Sandra Johnson has taught and mentored generations of students. “Most of my career has been here because, I think Bloomfield has also been innovative it’s given me opportunity to do a variety of career path experiences,” Johnson said. The now 80 year old works as a reading tutor at Metacomet Elementary school, allowing her to continue the passionate she started when John F. Kennedy was president, classrooms looked […]