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

Homelessness up in Minnesota

Community leaders talk about ways to help the homeless.

Reactions to city council salaries

Few of us have the power to grand ourselves a pay raise, but City Council voted 5-2 to give themselves a big raise which is leaving the Med City talking.

How Mayo Clinic Ambulances navigate the snow

Most of you might be huddled around a fire on the couch avoiding the cold outdoors - others are out working hard in this harsh weather. That includes first responders. Since ambulances have to move fast - we wanted to know how medics drive safely and efficiently on slippery Rochester roads.

Rochester City Council will get pay raises

It's a story that continues to garner a lot of attention: City councilmembers' intentions to raise their salaries.

Liquor license fees going up in Rochester

Bar and restaurant owners in Rochester will see a hefty increase in their annual costs. Liquor license fees are going up - to pay for downtown policing and administrative costs.

Uptick in egging incidents in Kenyon

Police officers are dealing with mischief and they need your help in fighting it.

Mayo Clinic could get 3 full-time officers due to increase in activity

The Rochester Police Department responds to 500 calls at Mayo each year.

Olmsted Co. Sheriff hosts community awareness forum on social media

Olmsted County Sheriff Kevin Torgerson is helping families navigate the modern era of social media.

Discussing the right to bear arms

Thousands of people took to the Virginia State Capitol to protest proposed bills that could make it harder to purchase firearms. Considering the gun control debate across the country, it turns out people in Rochester have opinions on the legislation.

Update on Officer Matson: 'They are so grateful and continuing to hold out hope'

There are new developments in a Southern Minnesota officer-involved shooting.

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