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
WOLCOTT — A Wolcott family is sharing their story of how distracted driving took away a loved one in hopes to warn others about its dangers. Henry Flynn, 56, of Wolcott passed away in October of 2017 following a crash. “He was there, he was reliable and we lost that, distracted driving did that to us,” daughter Andrea Lecours said. According to police, Henry was parked and loading two lawnmowers on Witches Rock Road in Bristol. Then 21 […]
NORFOLK — What’s often called to icebox of Connecticut lived up to its name Monday. While many woke up to rain, people in Norfolk woke up to snow on the ground. “We’ve been waiting for snow I like it, its fun it means winter and winter means Christmas,” Jesse Wald said. Some around the state got a coating of snow but people across Connecticut felt the cold temperatures take a dip throughout the day Monday making for a nice reminder […]
NEW BRITAIN — Michael Mushaw is in senior year at CCSU and is a linebacker on the school’s Blue Devils football team. When he hit the field on Saturday afternoon, he wasn’t only playing for Blue Devil fans, he was also playing for a special toddler in the stands. Eleanor is a two-year-old who Mushaw helped save with a selfless bone marrow donation. Mushaw said his former head coach inspired him to sign up for the nationwide bone marrow registry […]
NEW HAVEN — A Hamden police officer arrested for wounding a woman while shooting at a car plead not guilty to charges in court Tuesday. Hamden officer Devin Eaton appeared in New Haven Superior Court on assault and reckless endangerment charges. Authorities say Eaton and a Yale University officer shot at the car in New Haven on April 16 after Eaton stopped it while investigating a reported attempted robbery. Officials say Eaton fired 13 times after the driver, Paul Witherspoon III, […]
MARLBOROUGH — The leader of a coalition of Connecticut cities and towns says municipal officials are facing an “environmental crisis” of diseased trees, warning the first significant snowfall this year could bring down hundreds across the state, as well as thousands of tree limbs. “It’s becoming a clean up issue and public safety issue of really massive proportions,” CCM President Joe DeLong said. Trees across the state are being infested by insects called the emerald ash border battle and Gypsy […]
HARTFORD — Connecticut based affordable housing developer Heritage Housing Inc. announced the purchase of a problem plagued Hartford apartment complex. For years, tenants at Barbour Gardens apartments complained about unsanitary and sometimes dangerous living conditions. Heritage Housing Inc. President David McCarthy says they plan to change that. “We are responsible owners. The other properties in our portfolio get extremely high marks from HUD,” McCarthy said. Heritage Housing Inc. acquired the property for $2.7 million and plans to spend millions more […]
PRESTON — State Police say 35-year-old Robert Thompson was shot and killed in a drive-by shooting in Preston. State Police Troop E in Montville got a report from a motorist who thought he heard gunshots about 1:30 a.m. Saturday, near the intersection of Route 12 and Route 2A. As state troopers responded, Ledyard Police said they were escorting a vehicle with Thompson in it to Lawrence + Memorial Hospital. Thompson, who was a passenger in the car, later died at […]
MONTVILLE — A crew installing underground cable nicked a natural gas line which lead to the evacuation of five homes Tuesday. Officials said Comcast was working to put an underground cable in the area when their crew nicked a gas line. Four homes were evacuated on Amanda Court. #Breaking Five homes evacuated, company hit a gas line to a home on Amanda Court/ Cottonwood Ln in Montville. Stay with @FOX61News pic.twitter.com/tqNngbkYcG — Aisha Mbowe (@AishaMbTV) October 22, 2019
PLANTATION, Fl — Hartford man who recently moved to Florida is now clinging on to life after being hit by not one but two cars. According to his family, Jose Cruz was at a red light Sunday morning with his wife Jasmine Diaz when a car rear ended the couple. “He stepped out to see what happened and then I was on the phone with 911 and we got hit a second time,” Diaz said. The family says Cruz suffered […]
HARTFORD — A Hartford Superior court judge set bond at a $1 million for the man accused of killing a Hartford man back in April. 37-year-old Osafa Williams, is facing charges including murder and stands accused of shooting and killing 28-year-old Derrick Nichols. On April 14, around 12 p.m., police said they responded to reports of shots fired and a person down in the area of 18 Pavilion Street. Nichols was later pronounced dead at a nearby hospital. His family […]