Malena Caruso

Malena Caruso joined WTOL in 2016 as a nighttime reporter. She now is the Go 419 host -- bringing you the best of all there is to do every week in the 419! Her passions include people, learning and sharing information. She is Ohio born and raised and happy to call Toledo home. Malena is familiar with the Toledo market, as she moved here in 2013 from Washington, D.C. While in DC, she worked for the Washington Bureau of ABC news and ESPN before moving to Chicago to attend graduate school at the Medill School of Journalism at Northwestern University in 2011. After earning her MSJ, she returned to DC and worked for The Associated Press and Al Jazeera English before moving to Toledo to continue her on-air reporting career. Malena earned her B.A. in broadcast journalism with a political science minor from Kent State University. She is originally from Northeast Ohio - a huge Cavs and Indians fan! When she's not at the station, Malena loves being out in the community. She's a respected yoga instructor in the community acting as an ambassador for Toledo's lululemon athletica store, an avid runner and a lover of all things outdoors. She loves the area Metroparks and running with the Dave's Marathon in training groups. She is the proud mother of a chocolate Labradoodle named Duke Bear.

Recent Articles by Malena

  Go 419 Must-Do List: Week of Nov. 15

Downtown skating rink opens to public Saturday

Lace ‘em up! Ice skating rink taking shape in downtown Toledo

Go 419 T-Town Hoedown Giveaway

Go 419 Must-Do List: Week of Nov. 8

Love brunch? Here are the Go 419 Must-Go Brunch Spots

It’s getting lit – Hensville Lights turn on November 17

It’s getting lit: Hensville Lights turn on Nov. 17

Country star Justin Moore returning to Toledo

Treehouse Village taking shape: Go 419 takes a look

Go 419 Must-Do Rundown | Week of Oct. 25

Go 419 Must-Do Rundown | Week of Oct. 22

Win tickets you can’t buy to the Toledo Walleye home opener

Cuisine that will transport you to Italy -- house-made at local restaurant

High flying acrobatics add to the already spectacular Luminous Nights

Go 419 Must-Do Rundown | Week of October 15

Hensville Lights turn on Nov. 17

Halloween doesn’t have to scare your bank account - ZOMBIEFY yourself on a budget!

Local country artist announced as opener for first-ever 1937 CKY T-Town Hoedown

Go 419 Must-Do Rundown | Week of October 8