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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

Corn Tower placed on potential landmarks list

The Heritage Preservation Commission is putting the corn tower on their potential landmark list.

Priest addresses Diocese Bankruptcy

The Diocese of Winona-Rochester filed for Bankruptcy in November and a priest is visiting Rochester to address the Church's past of child sexual abuse.

Sprinkler system goes off at Rochester's Kahler Grand Hotel

The Rochester Fire Department got called for a fire alarm but found tons of water in the hallway.

Honoring the Memory of Dr. Martin Luther King Jr.

Community members in Albert Lea are paying tribute to Dr. King's life and legacy by telling stories of young immigration.

Residents Talk About Life on the U.S.-Mexico Border

Immigration and the U.S.-Mexico border are hot topics right now -- here is what residents have to say about it.

Minnesotan Protects Her Right to Bear Arms

Gun enthusiasts came together at a gun show at the Mayo Civic Center and one woman is speaking out against legislation to expand background checks for gun purchases.

Community Sings to Honor Dr. Martin Luther King Jr.

The community got together for a sing-along to honor Dr. King's life and legacy.

The Homeless Huddle Together to Stay Warm

The Salvation Army Warming Center may not be open for anyone looking for shelter tonight but there are at least two people who are finding creative ways to stay warm.

Study: Joint of marijuana could alter teenage brains

A study by the Journal of Neuroscience reports just a little marijuana use could affect the memory and cognitive development of teenage brains.

Shutdown employees turn to pawn shops

Shutdown employees are trying to desperately make ends meet. One pawn shop owner says he sees at least 20-25 customers a week who are selling beloved possessions.

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