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!
For story ideas, please email ibasco@kimt.com.

Recent Posts by Isabella Basco

Becoming an American citizen

Immigration is a hot-button topic especially during the presidential administration - and the path to becoming an American citizen is far from easy. The public got the chance to learn more about what it takes to become a citizen at the Rochester Public Library.

Finding an end to homelessness

It's a growing problem in Rochester and something so big Mayor Kim Norton has made it her mission to find a solution.

Olmsted County Sheriff's Office to get new body cameras: 'They'll save lives'

It's out with the old, in with the new for law enforcement in Olmsted County.

Touring Rochester Public Schools' electric school bus

It looks like any other bus...but there's one big difference.

Having better access to the SE Minnesota trails

Connecting the Douglas bike trail to the Little Thistle brewery makes sense, the only thing is there is a grassy water passage. But now - the City voted to give Little Thistle the opportunity to build a bridge.

Daycare facility opens in Hayfield

Childcare shortage is an issue that hits Minnesotans hard - Kelli Jax decided to open a daycare called Jumping Jax Kids to help people in Hayfield out.

Looking at Mayo Clinic's healthcare coverage

Mayo Clinic is one of the most trusted brands in healthcare but one thing they are getting heat for: their failure to offer expanded health insurance for transgender employees.

Paying tribute to veterans and first responders in Field of Flags ceremony

Veterans and First Responders make countless sacrifices to give us the freedoms most of us take for granted. But in Dodge County - hundreds of American flags were placed at the Government Center in Mantorville in memory and in honor of our everyday heroes.

Looking at Rochester's 2020 recommended $387M budget

2020 is just four months away. While few of us are thinking about the New Year, the City of Rochester is already getting the budget ball rolling.

Developer chosen for 127-unit Rochester apartment complex

The city has been looking at building an affordable housing complex on top of parking ramp 6, now those plans are moving forward.

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