Isabel Lawrence is excited to join the NBC15 team as a reporter and call Madison her new home. Isabel is originally an East Coast native, born in New York and raised in Connecticut.
She is familiar with the Midwest because of time at Northwestern University, where she graduated with a degree in broadcast journalism from the Medill School of Journalism and a double minor in sociology and political science. At Northwestern, Isabel anchored the collegiate Emmy-award winning newscast, the Northwestern News Report.
Isabel also worked at WMTV’s sister station, WCAV CBS19 in Charlottesville, Virginia. While reporting in Charlottesville, Isabel covered the aftermath of the August 11 and 12 rallies sparked by white supremacists that resulted in the death of Heather Heyer, the conflicts over confederate statues, a white supremacist rally, and the Virginia gubernatorial race, where she interviewed Sen. Time Kaine and DNC Chairman Tom Perez.
At Northwestern, Isabel was one of the founding members of College Mentors for Kids Northwestern. The organization brings elementary school children from nearby suburbs to NU, where they engage in educational activities and are paired with a college-aged mentor. Isabel was also a member of Alpha Phi sorority.
Isabel loves spending time with friends, exploring fun new restaurants (especially for brunch), and perhaps, most importantly, finding Madison’s best cheese curds. If you have any ideas as to where those cheese curds might be, have any story ideas, or just want to say hello, feel free to reach out to her at Isabel.firstname.lastname@example.org.