Pari Apostolakos

Pari Apostolakos started her career as a Multiplatform Journalist at WLFI in 2021 after graduating from the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign.

Title: Multiplatform Journalist

Pari Apostolakos started her career as a Multiplatform Journalist at WLFI in 2021 after graduating from the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign. While at U of I, Pari majored in journalism with a focus in broadcast and minored in Spanish. During her college career Pari worked at The Daily Illini, the independent student newspaper, where she eventually became the Managing Editor for Reporting. She also worked as a reporter for the campus morning show, Good Morning Illini. She interned for The Whitney Reynolds Show, a Chicago-based, nationally syndicated PBS talk show, as social media director.

Her passion for arts and entertainment gave Pari the opportunity to be a College of Media Roger Ebert Fellow in 2019. She was mentored in arts reporting and film criticism by Michael Phillips, Chief Film Critic for the Chicago Tribune. Pari fell in love with live performance through the Thespian Society at her high school in the western suburbs of Chicago, where she was born and raised. As for her favorite role she’s ever played, it’s a toss-up between Princess Leia from Star Wars or the school principal in Grease.

Pari stepped outside of her comfort zone when she studied abroad in Pamplona, Spain in the spring of 2020 where she got to practice her Spanish fluency. She was sent home halfway through the experience due to the COVID-19 pandemic. But she made the most of it! While in Europe, she visited nine different cities in four different countries.

Other than being fluent in Spanish, Pari also speaks Greek. If you couldn’t tell by her last name, she is of Greek descent and she can’t wait to try the Greek eateries in Greater Lafayette.

When she’s not in the newsroom, you can find Pari reading novels, taking long walks or traveling. She’s a social butterfly and loves to meet new people. If you see her out and about, stop and say hello!

Recent Posts by Pari Apostolakos

Children in need to 'Shop with a Cop' in West Lafayette

There will be about 30 kids shopping with law enforcement personnel at Meijer in West Lafayette Saturday morning. Deputy Sheriff and Shop with a Cop event organizer Beth Frazier said upwards of 60 officers could show up to shop with the children.

Volunteer mentors needed: Big Brothers Big Sisters

Big Brothers Big Sisters of Greater Lafayette is seeking more volunteers. There is currently a need for more Big Brothers. Currently, 38 kids are on the waiting list for a Big, 22 of those are boys.

West Lafayette Fire Department hires policymaking company

The West Lafayette Fire Department is hiring a new company to help them with policy-making. The West Lafayette Board of Works approved the change Tuesday.

New officers join ranks of WLPD

The West Lafayette Police Department gained two new officers Tuesday. A swearing in ceremony took place Tuesday morning at West Lafayette City Hall. The department still has about eight openings.

House explosion investigation set to begin early December

This week the investigation into what caused a house explosion in Twelve Mile is set to begin. Almost two months ago the Ulerick home exploded, neighbors could feel the blast from miles away.

Turkey Trot returns to West Lafayette

The Lafayette Urban Ministry's annual Turkey Trot starts at 8:00 am Thursday. Check-in for the race is being held at the Walmart parking lot in West Lafayette, and walk -up registrations are welcome.

Tire safety tips for winter conditions

The final installment of News 18's winter weather preparedness series gets you ready for winter road conditions. News 18 visited RNR Tire Express in Lafayette to get some tire safety tips.

Prep your car for wintry conditions

News 18's went to Jim's Garage in Lafayette to get some insight on car safety for the coming winter and what they recommend for drivers to prepare for snowy and icy conditions.

Prepare your driveways, walkways for winter

If your driveway has cracks in it already, not taking care of ice buildup can create more problems.

Winter weather preparedness series: keep gutters clean

News 18 is bringing you the next story for our Winter Weather Preparedness series; how to prep your gutters before harsh winter weather hits

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