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
MERIDEN — Meriden Police are still asking for the public’s help in finding 31-year-old Perrie Mason. Mason’s sister Vao Horlback is currently in town from Georgia to help find her sister and said Mason would never just leave her two young boys. “At a loss. My sister and I talk everyday, three times a day, we are very close,” Vao Horlback said. Horlback said she last spoke to her sister Friday and noticed Mason was not returning her texts and […]
NEW HAVEN — Members of New Haven’s emergency operations team met in the Emergency Operations Center (EOC) Monday for a drill that simulates an approaching hurricane. The Atlantic hurricane season runs from June 1 to November 30, with the highest threat period for Connecticut happening between mid-August and mid-October. New Haven’s Director of Emergency Operations Rick Fontana led the drill to make sure the city’s departments are ready incase it does happen. “So in the event we do have storm […]
The brother of Sandy Hook victim Jesse Lewis and now state senate candidate J.T. Lewis is speaking out following this weekend’s mass shootings in Ohio and Texas. Lewis was just 12 years old when he lost his brother to the tragic shooting at Sandy Hook in 2012. Nearly seven years later, Lewis says he can imagine the pain families of the more than 30 people killed in Ohio and Texas feel. “It’s an unimaginable loss, unimaginable pain so I feel […]
HARTFORD – A new study finds inefficient transfer credit pathways are costing Connecticut community colleges nearly 16 million dollars in lost tuition revenue per semester. And, the study’s author says it’s not serving students well, either. The president of College Transfer Solutions, John Mullane, joined Aisha Mbowe on the FOX61 Morning News on Saturday. He says more than 7-thousand community college students in our state transferred early to a four year college — before completing an associates’ degree. They lost […]
SOUTH WINDSOR — The South Windsor Police Department is investigating complaints of trespassing in the farm fields along the Connecticut River. Farmland owners like the Kasheta family say people riding ATVs are trespassing and in some cases damaging their crops. “We caught two quads and an unregistered dirt bike destroying the fields,” Edward Kasheta said. Kasheta added, with the amount of time and effort and money invested into the crops they grow, any damage to it can be a financial […]
NEW LONDON – A man accused in the deaths of three Griswold family members appeared in court for motion of a review of two unnamed witnesses in the case. Sergio Correa along with his sister Ruth Correa are accused of killing Kenneth and Judith Lindquist and their 21-year old son Matthew Lindquist. On Monday, a superior court judge said he will conduct an in-camera review of DCF and mental health records of two unnamed witnesses in the case prior to […]
MERIDEN — Fire crews are on the scene of a two-alarm fire in Meriden. The multi-family home suffered extensive damage to the second and third floors. The fire was immediately called a 2-alarm, and mutual aid crews were brought in from Berlin, Southington, and Wallingford, along with a volunteer fire crew. It took 20-25 minutes to knockdown. Everyone was accounted for, and no injuries were reported. A small puppy was rescued from the flames. Extensive damage in second and third […]
HARTFORD – Must people realize that a hungry child will have trouble learning. That’s one reason schools provide free meals for children in need. But what happens when the school year ends? The good news is that meals and snacks continue to be available to students in need during the summer – but very few families are aware of or take advantage of them. To try to get the word out, Governor Ned Lamont has proclaimed July as “Summer Meals […]
DANBURY — Starting Monday, drivers traveling through our state will now have access to rest area buildings 24/7 instead of just seven hours a day. “It is a big deal because it sends the message to people that Connecticut, we want you here we want you to state here we want you to open your business here,” Danbury Mayor Mark Boughton said. It’s one of the new changes taking effect on Monday with the two-year state budget of $43 billion. […]
WINDSOR — Environmental officials are still working to monitor a potentially harmful chemical that spilled into the Farmington river. Officials say firefighting foam from a hanger at nearby Bradley International Airport made it through the sewer system to the treatment plant and into the river. “It had a whole lot of foam coming out of the sewer right in the street it was like two feet high in foam,” Windsor Locks resident Jeannine Dion said. While the spill is not […]