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

Celebrating female veterans: 'It's just amazing being in a room full of women who served their country'

It was the third Women Veterans gala in Rochester with 160 women all there to celebrate each other.

What's next for Rochester International Airport?

In February - City Council revealed a 52 million dollar project for the airport including extensions to the main runway, new landing systems and repaving other runways. Now we learn what comes next.

Rochester Police Department talks bomb scare

There is no charge to the City of Rochester when police call for help. The bomb squads are considered a state resource.

Rochester Public Schools considers paying back employees after missed school days

School Board Chair Don Barlow says leadership will do what they can to make sure district employees get paid fairly.

City of Rochester files lawsuit against opioid manufacturers

The opioid epidemic is a national problem - and it is clearly impacting Rochester, so much so that the city is taking legal action.

Rochester looking at regulating short-term rentals

With short-term rentals on the rise in Rochester, City Council is stepping in to step up regulation.

Board chosen for Mayo Civic Center has eyes on larger conventions

Back in November - Rochester City Council put the operations of the downtown landmark under new stewardship - specifically one Board of Directors. Now - the Council is appointing people who will fill that brand new board.

Humans of John Marshall celebrates diversity

You might love the popular photoblog "Humans of New York," with its in-depth street portraits and interviews. Now the same concept is being executed in the Med City.

Becoming a paramedic: 'It's never going to be the same day'

After 2,000 hours of labs, fieldwork and classwork, 10 paramedic students graduated from the Mayo Clinic Ambulance Paramedic Program.

Stewartville's Bonner Elementary gets grant for Legos

According to a Federal Department of Education Survey, 94 percent of public school teachers pay for their own school supplies. Against that backdrop, second-grade teachers at Bonner Elementary have been awarded a five-thousand dollar grant from CenturyLink to purchase STEM bins. Hear what they hope to do with them.

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