About 

  • Isabel Rosales is a national correspondent for CNN Newsource based in Washington, D.C. Rosales covers domestic stories for CNN Newsource's 1,200+ local news partners.

    Before joining CNN, Rosales served as a crime reporter and weekend evening anchor for WFTS, in Tampa, Florida. There, Rosales uncovered law enforcement accountability stories and exposed a case of first responder theft of the coronavirus vaccine. Early during the international pandemic, Rosales led her team in confirming Florida's first coronavirus case while challenging state leaders' accountability for their response to the critical news.

    Rosales first started at WFTS as a Latino beat reporter where she gave a voice to the voiceless and underserved communities. Rosales reported on inequity and current events in the Latino community such as migrant workers forced to walk for miles to get to work because of the lack of public transportation and farm workers targeted by burglars.

    In 2018, Rosales first broke the international story of Carla Stefaniak, a Florida woman who went missing while on vacation in Costa Rica. She also covered the trial of the security guard charged with her murder.

    Rosales is a member of the National Association of Hispanic Journalists and Investigative Reporters & Editors.

    She started her journalism career in 2014 in Harrisonburg, Virginia at WHSV.

    Rosales graduated summa cum laude at the University of Kentucky with a double major in journalism and Spanish and a certificate in global studies. She is a graduate of the FBI Tampa Citizens Academy.

    Born in Cuba, Rosales immigrated with her parents to Louisville, Kentucky at the age of six.

    Follow her on Twitter @RosalesReport