I’m Isabella Bridie DeLeo (she/her), a freelance writer and reporter with a focus on arts and culture reporting and Chicago news.

You can find my bylines in WBEZ, the Chicago Sun-Times, Paste magazine, the Chicago Tribune, Newsweek, Chicago magazine, Providence Monthly, the Shoe Leather Podcast, the Baltimore Sun, the New York Daily News, the Hartford Courant, and more.

I was recently invited to speak on WBEZ’s Reset with Sasha-Ann Simons to speak about my work for WBEZ’s Free Summer Guide. Listen here!

My work for WBEZ has also been featured in Politico’s Illinois Playbook. Read on here.

In addition to freelance writing and journalism, I take on marketing/copywriting clients. I earned an M.S. from the Columbia University Graduate School of Journalism and an M.A. in film and media studies from Brown University.

Get in touch! Follow me on Twitter: @isabellabdeleo or on LinkedIn. You can email me at isabellabdeleo at gmaildotcom.