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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

How could coronavirus could impact farmers?

Farmers work hard every day to produce the food we need. Their success is dependent on the kindness of Mother Nature but there's a new challenge they are facing: this pandemic.

Understanding more about germs as virus spreads

Bacteria and viruses are types of germs. COVID-19 is a virus. If it infects you, it can replicate and cause an illness. That's why washing your hands with soap and water is so important.

Parade honors healthcare workers at Rochester's St. Marys Hospital

As those on the frontlines work around the clock to fight COVID-19, their efforts don't go unnoticed. To pay tribute to these brave men & women, Mayo Clinic Ambulance Service led a parade of public safety vehicles.

Son stays in touch with 97-year-old mother through a window: 'It's the best we can do'

For residents living at River Bend Assisted Living and Memory Center, windows are how one family is communicating to one another since the facility isn't allowing visitors during the pandemic.

Finding creative ways to serve people

As Washington makes moves to help small business owners, entrepreneurs in Rochester are finding creative ways to stay afloat. Instead of relying on dine-in services, breweries and coffee shops are thinking out-of-the-box to fill your cravings. Fiddlehead Coffee Co. is delivering coffee beans to customers' doors and Forager Brewery is delivering a weekly meal kit - it's 6 meals you can prepare at home.

Rochester's relief efforts in fight against COVID-19

As coronavirus spreads across the world and into our communities...our local leaders are doing what they can to give constituents a helping hand.

What's your best quarantine advice?

With age comes wisdom.

Business in Alden closes its doors

The coronavirus pandemic is taking its toll on businesses - forcing many to lay off employees. In some cases, some are closing shop for good.

The latest numbers on coronavirus in Olmsted County

Olmsted County officials are doing everything they can to keep people informed about this ongoing pandemic.

Is a recession on the horizon? 'In my opinion, we might already be there'

Many of us remember the Great Recession of 2008 and wonder to what extent will we endure a coronavirus recession. We're looking into the economic impact.

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