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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
  • Hartford landlords due in court again this week

    HARTFORD – Landlords from New York currently face 16 counts of fire safety violations, and are due in court later this week. Earlier this year the department of Housing and Urban Development pulled its subsidy agreement with the owners of Barbour Gardens in Hartford after years of complaints of bad living conditions This morning, pastor A.J. Johnson from the Christian Activities Council joined Aisha Mbowe in studio to talk about the community effort that drew attention to those living conditions, […]

  • Principal and other employees at a New London middle school placed on leave

    NEW LONDON — In a letter obtained by FOX61, the New London School District raised concerns about Principal Dr. Allison Burdick and how she handled confidential information at Bennie Dover Jackson Middle School. Three other employees, Melissa Rodriquez, Laquana Shepard, and Lawrence Washington were also placed on leave for unspecified reasons. The actions come after new charges were revealed last week against 35-year-old Corriche Gaskin. FOX61 learned Tuesday that Gaskin has since been fired. She is accused of having inappropriate sexual relations […]

  • Connecticut Uber drivers lobby for legislation that would allow them to keep 75% of fare

    STAMFORD – Connecticut rideshare drivers joined in on an international strike against Uber and Lyft to lobby for better pay and transparency. Connecticut drivers are also asking the company support a proposed state bill that would mandate drivers keep more of the money riders pay. “It’s the bill that gives us the right to be respected, to not be used, that gives us to have time off, that gives the right to not have to work over a 100 hours […]

  • Small Business Week: “The Cyber Mafia and You”

    In celebration of Small Business Week, Work_Space in Manchester is offering a series of “lunch & learn” events on important skills for growing your business. The one on Wednesday is on “The Cyber Mafia and You”.  Cyber-criminals have become much more organized in the past few years, monitoring the international market for stolen data, and operating essentially as new type of organized crime – and small businesses are their number one target. This morning one of the presenters at that […]

  • DPH release of vaccination numbers seen as tool to fight disease

    HARTFORD –  The Department of Public Health Commissioner issued a letter to all superintendents and school nurses informing them of its plans to release immunization rate data by schools . “Historically in Connecticut we have released this information by county only but there’s a lot of interest and this is why its like having another public health tool to help us improve vaccinations,” Head of Infectious Disease and State Epidemiologist Dr. Matthew Cartter said. Department leaders said its purpose is […]

  • Students experience hands on Career Day at Pratt and Whitney

    EAST HARTFORD —- About 100 students from a dozen high schools around the state got a first hand look at possible careers in the aerospace industry. The Junior Achievement (JA)  Career day at Pratt and Whitney aimed to expose students to different jobs through hands on activities. “I love the idea of the hands on activities because it makes the students think and they also have the opportunity to meet with people who have those jobs here at Pratt and […]

  • ‘Reading of the names’ honors victims of the Holocaust

    WEST HARTFORD — People across the country and in Connecticut are coming together this week the read the names of the six million victims of the holocaust. The reading of the names is a way to remember and honor the victims leading up to Yom HaShoah or Day of Remembrance. The Mandell Jewish Community Center in partnership with Voices of Hope is one of the places this week people to read the names of  holocaust out loud. “My grandparents are both […]

  • Waterbury celebrates final phase of renovations for Slocum School

    WATERBURY — Renovations are now complete for a head start school in Waterbury serving more than 400 families. State and local leaders joined the Waterbury community to celebrate the completion of final phase of renovations for the Slocum school on Wednesday. The TEAM head start program housed in building program allows for children and their families to attend and receive services on a sliding fee scale or for free. “We are a non profit human services and early childhood provider. […]

  • Grand opening at Slocum school in Waterbury marks completion of renovations

    WATERBURY — Renovations are now complete for a head start school in Waterbury serving more than 400 families. State and local leaders joined the Waterbury community to celebrate the completion of final phase of renovations for the Slocum school on Wednesday. The TEAM head start program housed in building program allows for children and their families to attend and receive services on a sliding fee scale or for free. “We are a non profit human services and early childhood provider. […]

  • Nursing home, members of SEIU 1199 New England preparing for strike

    HARTFORD – Lawmakers joined more than 75 nursing home employees and members of SEIU 1199 New England as they prepare to strike beginning May 1. “We need raises because from 2015 we only get 27 cents,” CNA Careene Reid said. Union representatives say the current budget bill for 2019-2020 lacks funding for wages, which will lead to nurse assistants receiving minimal wage increases of only 30 cents over five years. “We are here to ask the legislature, we are here […]

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