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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
  • New Haven police investigating serious two car crash

    NEW HAVEN — New Haven police are investigating a two car crash that happened overnight. The crash happened just after 1:30 a.m. on the corner of Libery Street and Spring Street. Two people were injuried with one of them listed in ‘very serious’ condition. Other injuries are unknown at this time. This is a developing story.

  • Over $1,000 in prizes, gifts for an event stolen from Branford animal shelter

    BRANFORD — It’s nothing short of cruel. A volunteer for the Dan Cosgrove Animal Shelter had over $1,000 in gifts and prizes for the Woofstock event stolen. The town has since set up a donations page.  On their Facebook page, Dan Cosgrove Animal Shelter pleaded for help in finding the stolen gifts: We need everyone’s help!!!!! Please SHARE far and wide. One of our volunteers ( who does not drive ) she took the bus to New Haven and walked […]

  • Eversource conducts aerial inspections over Connecticut

    WALLINGFORD — Eversource will be conducting aerial inspections starting Monday to make sure customers have reliable power throughout the year. The aerial inspections allow for the company to capture images not visible to the naked eye using infrared technology. They then use the images to identify potential problems with electric lines and related equipment, so the company can make any necessary repairs or upgrades before possible reliability issues arise. “Problems with corrosion on connections, maybe joints and things like that […]

  • Waterbury foundation seeks to educate, and develop teen’s skills

    One local foundation is trying to expose, educate and develop area students through extra curricular activities, mentorship and even sports The Bags Foundation serves students in the Waterbury area. The program’s Executive Director Nakia Reddick and Program Director Christina Forgione joined the FOX61 Morning News on Sunday The program was started in Chicago in 1991 and now has branches in Miami and Waterbury.  Forgione says their programs — especially sports, helps the kids learn skills they can use in everyday life. […]

  • Man recovering after nearly drowning at Indian Well State Park in Shelton

    SHELTON — A Connecticut man is recovering after nearly drowning at Indian Well State Park Wednesday. “Certainly shocking to hear and I hope that the victim is doing well and everything is fine and all good,” Brenden Castro said. According to a D.E.E.P representative, Indian Well is one of the state parks without lifeguards this year due to a shortage. Therefore, it is up to swimmers to follows rules and pay attention if they choose to come swim at the […]

  • ‘U Drive, U Text, U Pay’ campaign kicks off

    MILFORD — The Milford Police Department is one of 50 law enforcement agencies across the state participating in the “U Drive, U Text, U Pay” campaign starting this week. “Unfortunately we know from our own personal encounters, we know how dangerous it is to text and to email to receive and read them,” Officer Michael DeVito said. Close to 3,500 deaths in 2016 nationwide were related to distracted driving. Between now and August 15th, there will extra patrols on the […]

  • Fighting back against robocalls

    We’ve all received them at one point or another, those annoying robocalls, Whether on our landline, or even our cell phones, recent numbers show the problem is getting worse in recent months, up to 4.1 billion calls across the country. A law here in our state aims to help crack down on those behind  the calls — but as a representative from the State Department of Consumer Protection  explained, there are still challenges.  

  • CT Dept. of Consumer Protection offers tips on handling telemarketing and robocalls

    HARTFORD –  As you sit down to dinner tonight, it probably won’t surprise you when the phone rings. Maybe you won’t recognize the name or number on the caller I.D.  Or maybe you will recognize it… only to answer and find out it’s somebody else entirely. If it seems like you’re getting more calls from businesses, nonprofits, or political candidates, it’s because you are. According to the YouMail Inc., so called ‘robocalls’ have jumped dramatically this year, from 2.9 billion […]

  • Chick-fil-A rings in their opening with a chance to win big

    GLASTONBURY – A new Chick-fil-A opened its doors in GlastonburyThursday morning. The grand opening drew eager customers hoping to win an enticing promotion. The first 100 customers in line were treated to a coupon for free Chick – fil – A for a whole year. The promotion prompted some people to wait in line for 24 hours. “Well I’ve been here since 6 a.m. yesterday I was here for the whole 24 hours,” Gabby DiBacco said. “I got here around […]

  • Rain doesn’t dampen Sunflowers for Wishes fundraiser in Griswold

    GRISWOLD — The 15th annual Sunflowers for Wishes fundraiser got underway this week at the Buttonwood Farm in Griswold Monday morning. More than 450,000 sunflowers are expected to bloom on fifteen acres of farm. With the help of volunteers, the farm will create bouquets to be sold to raise money for the Make – A – Wish Connecticut. “We cut and bouquet the sunflowers, we give  hay rides, cow train rides, sell T-shirt’s up at the ice cream place and […]