Isabella Caruso

Isabella Caruso joined the News 18 team in August of 2017

Title: Multiplatform Journalist
Isabella.Caruso@wlfi.com

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

New winter market opens Tuesday at Carnahan Hall

The market will take place every Tuesday until the end of April. It runs from 3:00 to 7:00 p.m.

Prophetstown chef to cook at Super Bowl's #1 tailgate

While many of us will be watching the big game from our couches next Sunday, one Lafayette woman will have a much different experience.

Seven-year-old still smiling one year after she was severely burned in apartment fire

One year after the fire, Kenzie said, "I'm happy, really happy."

It's the last day for Neuhoff Media's Riley Radiothon. Have you donated?

To make a donation, call 1-888-745-6525 or send the text 'RILEY' to (765) 448-6525. Donations must be submitted before 6 p.m. Friday.

Neon Cactus to host 2nd annual Tyler Trent fundraiser Thursday night

The bar will match the first $5,000 raised!

200+ people want to volunteer for IU Health's 'No One Dies Alone' program

Officials only expected about 10 people to show interest. When hundreds showed up to Monday night's meeting, the volunteer department was shocked.

Family shares struggles, hope after house intentionally set on fire

"We're not saying that what happened is okay, but we're not going to let it ruin our lives."

New CityBus route takes riders to south side of Purdue's campus

The 20/20E South Campus Loop takes riders from Lynn Hall to the Discovery Parking Lot.

IU Health Arnett needs volunteers to comfort dying patients in final days

The "No One Dies Alone' program is for patients who do not have any family. Volunteers will step in to fill that role so dying patients are not alone during their last one to two days.

Judge deliberating change of venue request in Jasper County death case, trial postponed for now

Joseph Bland appeared in court this morning hoping to change the venue of his trial.

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