Isabella Caruso

Isabella Caruso joined the News 18 team in August of 2017

Title: Multiplatform Journalist

Isabella Caruso joined the News 18 team in August of 2017 as a Producer/Multiplatform Journalist. Isabella launched the station's newest broadcast, News 18 at 10 on the CW. She made the switch to early mornings as a reporter in April of 2019. She is excited to wake up early with Greater Lafayette on News 18 This Morning!

Isabella was born and raised in Lombard, IL, a Northwestern Suburb of Chicago. However, she's no stranger to the Hoosier state. Growing up, she spent the summers at her grandfather’s home on Lake Shafer in Monticello and was a frequent camper at Camp Tecumseh.

Isabella received her Bachelors of Art in Broadcast Journalism from The School of Journalism and New Media at The University of Mississippi in the spring of 2017.

During undergrad, Isabella was a news reporter for the Ole Miss student-run TV station NewsWatch, and also worked as a reporter and copy editor for the university’s student-run newspaper, The Daily Mississippian.

Isabella was a morning news intern for WGN Chicago- Chicago’s #1 Morning News. At WGN, Isabella worked closely with Emmy Award Winning Anchor Larry Potash to investigate the John Wayne Gacy case. Isabella also interned at two radio stations, WOXF and WDCB, where she hosted on-air entertainment reports.

Outside of work Isabella enjoys reading, eating ( A LOT), spending time outside and going for long runs.

Although she cheers for the SEC, Isabella is excited to live and report in a Big Ten town. Please feel free to reach out to her with story ideas!

Recent Posts by Isabella Caruso

Construction to finish early on brand-new apartments in Purdue Research Park

The apartment complex on Kalberer and Yeager Roads is expected to be complete by spring 2020.

Purdue's Veterans Success Center helps military-involved students through life's biggest transitions

The Veterans Success Center at Purdue supports military-involved students today and every day.

Adult-only dance studio gives everyone a chance to dance at any skill level

Currently, dancers range in age from early 20's to late 70's.

Student suspended after threat toward Benton Central

A threat made toward Benton Central Junior-Senior High School has led to an increased police presence.

Arconic employee airlifted after lithium spill

Lafayette police say the person was burned by lithium while on the job.

Joe Hernandez starts as new Athletic Director at Lafayette Jeff

Joe Hernandez takes over the position starting Monday. He replaces Doug Seagrave, who resigned in September after three months.

Person taken to hospital in I-65 rollover crash

Traffic was backed up Friday morning on I-65 in Tippecanoe County after a rollover crash that sent a person to the hospital, according to Indiana State Police.

Long-time tradition returns to Purdue this weekend

The Old Masters is a three-day event where 10 outstanding individuals are chosen to represent Purdue and inspire Boilermakers.

Kokomo Artist designs shoes for celebrities, full exhibit stops at Purdue

If you’re a shoe lover, this story is a perfect fit.

Tyler Trent Endowment exceeds fundraising goal, raises $2 Million

Tyler Trent's legacy lives on in so many ways. One way is raising money for cancer research.

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