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
BRISTOL — Some neighbors near the land a developer plans to transforms into apartments in Bristol say they plan to keep fighting against the plan. A zoning meeting overflowing with peope for and against the plan Monday night was over capacity and postponed to January 27th. “This has been my life here, my husband and I even grew up in the neighborhood and we chose to live here because of the family neighborhood this is for our kids,” Kathleen Sirianni. Sirianni lives […]
WINDSOR LOCKS —- The Holiday season usually means reuniting with loved ones and many travel both near and far to be able to. “I’m traveling from West Palm Beach Florida and I’m here to visit my brother and my sister-in-law and my niece and my nephew and my other brother,” Rose Cirafici said. AAA estimates more than 115 million will travel this holiday season but road, train and by air. “It is going to be busy hustle and bustle the […]
HARTFORD — Connecticut lawmaker were back for a special session Wednesday to address a few topics left over from the last session and to hold the last bind meeting of 2019. Governor Ned Lamont chaired a State Bond Commission meeting where the state approved more than 130 million dollars in general obligation bonds. “What we are doing in terms of clean water and DEEP, $46 million dollars for affordable housing in this last session,” Governor Lamont said. While tolls was […]
BRISTOL — From the snow, to the sleet and the rain, the winter storm Tuesday caused quite a mess all across the state. Slippery roads caused delays, closures, and had drivers taking things much slower than usual. With icy spot you won’t even know what’s going on. With the snow you have an idea at least what’s going, so this is much more dangerous,” Gary Fleming said. The effort to keep roads safe started for crews started Monday afternoon before […]
HARTFORD — UConn Huskies brought some holiday cheer to some Hartford students on Monday. The men’s basketball team spent the morning with students at Naylor School ahead of the holidays. “Just interacting with the kids and getting to know them and you know its just a special thing we are doing,” player Tyler Polley said. The now annual holiday visit is a chance for the players to step of the court and interact with the fifth graders. The team broke up […]
THOMPSON — A Thompson father accused of attacking a school crossing says he was trying to defend himself. Police said 31-year old Jason Beshaw was the driver who attacked 71-year old Rocky Navarro on the crosswalk near the Thompson Early Childhood Center. FOX61 spoke with Navarro, who suffered injuries, Monday night following the incident. “I look and I say, that car is going into the crosswalk where the kids are, so I went in front of him and the car […]
PLANTATION, Fl — A Hartford man who recently moved to Florida was left clinging on to life after being hit by not one but two drivers back in October. Now a month later, Jose Cruz’s brother says his condition is progressing but Cruz still has a long road to full recovery. “He is trying to speak and he has made some strides in being able to communicate with his hands,” said his brother, Luis Torres. According to his family, Jose […]
HARTFORD — The non-profit Interval House and the Hartford Police Department announces new and enhanced efforts to reduce the numbers of domestic violence cases in the city. For the first time ever, Interval House will add a full-time advocate at Hartford police department to work directly with victims of domestic violence and law enforcement. “We’ve seen all too often the tragedy that can happen when we don’t get to someone on time,” said Interim Police Chief Jason C. Thody. The […]
EAST HARTFORD — A video of an East Hartford student singing is starting to get a lot of attention of the Facebook community. The video was shared by the girl’s teacher on Thursday and shows the student singing a rendition of Andra Day’s “Rise Up.” Lillian Bertram is a senior in Mrs. Goletz’ first period AP Psychology class. While Goletz is aware of just how incredible of a student Lillian is, she says she never knew how amazing of a […]
HARTFORD — Senator Richard Blumenthal is introducing a bill aiming to close the loopholes when comes to domestic violence situations and firearms. The Lori Jackson Domestic Violence Survivor Protection act is named after an Oxford Connecticut native who was shot and killed by her estranged husband with a legally purchased firearm. It would make it federal law to allow for police to temporarily take firearms away from people served with temporary restraining orders and not just permanent. Lori had a […]