I love taking big stories and breaking them down and taking small stories and finding the wider meanings. My philosophy is to learn everything, listen to everyone, be kind, and get it right.
Isabel is an associate producer for The Takeaway, WNYC's national news program. She started as a per diem in April 2016, and was brought on to the full-time staff that November.
Until April 2016, she was the Associate Editor of The Riverdale Press, a renowned community newspaper in the northwest Bronx where she received 1st place in education coverage from the New York Press Association in 2015. She got her start in college at UCLA Radio.
Internships at KPCC, Marketplace, and NPR West solidified her love for public radio, and upon moving back home to the Bay Area she started as a volunteer at KALW. Within nine months, she was a reporter for the station and an on-call reporter at KQED. She split her days between the two stations, reporting and producing long-form features and turning around daily news stories.
Isabel moved to New York City in early 2015, taking the recreational coed soccer scene by storm. (Not really. She wishes.)