CLEVELAND — Isabel Lawrence is thrilled to call Cleveland home and join the talented team at 3News.
Isabel comes to Northeast Ohio from Madison, Wisconsin, where she was a weekday morning anchor at the NBC affiliate. While Isabel’s 2:30 a.m. alarm will no longer sound five days a week, she'll still be waking up early on Sundays, when she’ll be anchoring GO! During the week, you can catch her reporting for What’s New and What Matters Most.
Isabel was born in Manhattan and grew up in New York and Connecticut, but is no stranger to the Midwest. She’s a proud graduate of Northwestern University, and will never miss an opportunity to show her purple pride. She graduated Cum Laude from Northwestern, where she majored in broadcast journalism and double minored in sociology and political science.
During her time at Northwestern, she spent a few months reporting in Charlottesville, Virginia, at CBS19, where she covered the aftermath of the white supremacist rallies as well as the controversy surrounding Charlottesville’s confederate statues.
Before anchoring the morning show and 11 a.m. newscasts in Madison, Isabel was lead reporter for the evening newscasts. She covered everything from the kidnapping case of Jayme Closs, the Wisconsin gubernatorial race, historic flooding, unrest Kenosha and more. During her time in Madison, she took home a Regional Murrow Award for her story about a woman making a difference in her community. Isabel’s work has also been recognized by the Wisconsin Broadcasters’ Association and Sevareid Awards.
Aside from telling stories, Isabel loves cooking, exploring restaurants and finding good food. One of her passions is traveling and experiencing new cultures, an interest that came from her parents. As the daughter of a woman who was born and raised in the Philippines, Isabel is proud of her Pinoy background. In Madison, Isabel volunteered at a local foodbank, and is excited to get involved in the Cleveland community as well.