Isabella Basco

Isabella Basco joined the KIMT News Team in October 2018.

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Isabella Basco joined the KIMT News Team in October 2018. She is a Southerner who has just moved to the Midwest.
She grew up in Memphis, Tennessee but has lived everywhere! She attended Wake Forest University in North Carolina and graduated with her Masters in Journalism from Georgetown University. In Washington DC, she interned at CNBC and worked in production on Voice of America’s show, “Plugged in with Greta Van Susteren.” She also worked as a production assistant at WMC Action News 5, the NBC affiliate in Memphis.

She has always loved storytelling and is excited to tell the stories in Rochester! In her free time, Isabella enjoys singing, playing the piano and baking delicious treats!
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Recent Posts by Isabella Basco

Dealing with rising waters in SE Minnesota

With the potential for more heavy rain over the next 24 hours, rising water levels could cause flooding in homes, backyards and even area parks and trails. One cyclist says he is doing everything he can to stay safe.

Fundraising to Save the Track in Rochester

Continuing coverage on runners' efforts to prevent re-paving the Soldiers' Field Track to asphalt.

Learning how ice cream gets made when demand soars in the summer

With these hot temperatures, one thing we can all enjoy on these toasty days is some ice cream!

Open house for revamped Eyota Fire Department

Last year, the community voted to approve a $1.5M expansion.

Residents meet and greet with Albert Lea City Manager candidates

The City of Albert Lea is looking to find a new leader.

Updates on Rochester Public Schools Discipline Disparities

In February 2016, the Office of Civil Rights determined students of color in Rochester Public Schools were being unfairly disciplined. But new data shows racial discipline disparities remain.

Spreading messages of love and acceptance in "Songs of Hope" Concert

With so much controversy surrounding immigration sweeps, a concert in Rochester could not have come at a better time.

How Rochester is responding to immigration sweeps

Nationwide raids targeting illegal immigrants are set to begin this weekend but the Rochester Police Department says they are not taking part. But not everyone feels this is the right move.

Residents angry about sewer backup in Kasson following flooding

We continue following the devastation left by historic flooding in Dodge and Olmsted Counties. Kasson residents blame the city and its sewers for seepage in their basements. Now - they want answers from the City.

Gardeners say soggy season limits donating fresh produce

This soggy season has impacted farmers, homeowners and now gardeners and people in need of fresh produce.

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