Isley Gooden joined FOX6 News Milwaukee in May 2023 as a multimedia journalist.
Isley was born and raised in Illinois, where she spent her early years in both the Chicagoland area and rural southern Illinois.
As a high school student, Isley worked as the Panther Beat afternoon anchor, producer, and reporter. After graduation, she studied American Sign Language at John A. Logan College for one year before transferring to Chicago State University. Where she studied Communication Media Arts. While there, she had the opportunity to co-host a radio show on CSU radio and work as a sports reporter.
Isley's career took off after she interned with journalist Bill Kurtis at Kurtis Productions and worked on the popular CNBC show American Greed on Season 13, "The College Admission Scandal."
In June 2021, Isley joined Erie News Now WICU/WSEE as a multimedia reporter. She quickly made an impression and was promoted to noon anchor. While there, she covered the Buffalo Mass shooting, severe weather, and the Erie High School shooting. In Erie, Isley traveled to Alabama and Georgia to bring viewers three African American History Month specials. Including interviews from the CEO of the Martin Luther King Jr. Center Dr. Bernice King, and executive director of the Equal Justice Initiative civil rights activist Bryan Stevenson.
Isley is a former Girl Scout and a proud National Association of Black Journalists member. She enjoys thrifting, traveling, and cooking in her free time.
Isley's excited to be a part of the talented FOX6 News Milwaukee team!
The latest from Isley Gooden
Milwaukee recycling plant fire fully extinguished after 24 hours
A three-alarm fire at Milwaukee Recycles took 24 hours to fully extinguish, Milwaukee Fire Department Chief Aaron Lipski said Thursday, June 1.
Memorial Day ceremony at Wood National Cemetery: 'We Pledge to Remember'
Officials said there is limited seating available at the outdoor event.
General Lysander Cutler Forest Home Cemetery obelisk honors veteran
A new obelisk at Forest Home Cemetery honors the life of General Lysander Cutler a Civil War veteran who served in the Union Army. The obelisk was unveiled Sunday, May 28 during Memorial Day weekend.
Lifeguards return, Milwaukee County water park springs back to life
A lifeguard shortage closed Milwaukee County water parks last year. This year, Cool Waters Aquatic Park is happy to be open again.
Falls Memorial Fest in downtown Menomonee Falls
Music, food, beverages, a car show, an art show, 60+ vendors, a 5K run/walk, and more!
Mount Pleasant water main break; flooding impacts several stores
A water main break caused serious flooding issues for several stores in Mount Pleasant early Sunday.
Guzi's Hunt for the Cure; walk-run to eradicate Huntington's disease
The mission of Guzi's Hunt for the Cure Foundation is to eradicate the Huntington's disease gene through education, science, and medicine.
Best Buddies Friendship Walk supports inclusion, raises awareness
The 12th annual Best Buddies Friendship Walk in Franklin supported inclusion of community members with intellectual and developmental disabilities Saturday.