Isabelle Hanson graduated Cum Laude from Miami University of Ohio in 2018 with a Bachelor of Arts in Journalism, Bachelor of Arts in Music, and marketing minor. She currently works as an on-air news anchor and reporter at KFVS12, a CBS-affiliate news station that covers southern Illinois, southeast Missouri, and western Kentucky. Isabelle anchors the most watched and highest rated weekend newscast in the market, reaching more than 31,000 households every night. Isabelle started formal violin training at the age of 4 and played as a principal violinist with the Chicago Youth Symphony Orchestras and Southeast Missouri State University Orchestra. She is also a vocalist and can be heard singing with The Miami Misfitz on two a cappella albums found on Spotify and iTunes. Isabelle served as Miss Illinois’ Outstanding Teen in 2013. During her time competing with the Miss Illinois Scholarship Organization and Miss America Organization, she has earned $23,700 in scholarship. Isabelle credits both organizations for her success as a working professional in the news industry.