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-Dos: There’s a lot to LOVE about the 419!

His & Hers Valentine’s Day Giveaway

It’s a Chillabration this weekend in Bowling Green!

It’s here ... National Pizza Day is SATURDAY

Go 419 weekend rundown: Week of Feb. 7

Freshen up your home this spring at Durocher’s on Monroe Street*

First-ever Go 419 10-yard Doggie Dash!

Go 419 Big Game Bingo!

Root’s Poultry, your go-to spot for your party planning!*

Super easy Big Game party dishes

GO 419 Weekend Rundown: Week of Jan. 31

‘Go!’ ... ‘Hurry!’ ... ‘Harder, harder!’

GO 419 Weekend Rundown: Week of Jan. 24

This weekend ... get your Hygge on!

Go 419 Must-Do rundown: Week of Jan. 17

Best sledding hills in the 419

All Star Fan Fest Instant Win!

Local brewery gives Go 419 a taste of the beers they’ll bring to All-Star Winter Brewfest

Go 419 Must-Do Rundown: Week of Jan. 10

Toledo Christmas Weed inspired shirts and helped the community - Jupmode raised $14,310 for local shelters