Charlotte Deleste

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Hometown: St. Louis, Missouri

High School: Ursuline Academy

College: Marquette University

Other Journalism Experience: Milwaukee, Rochester, Minn. & Wilkes-Barre, Pa.

Started at News 3 Now on: December 2006

What is your favorite part about living in Madison?

The diversity in all respects. And in my experience, the people are the most open, accepting and respectful I have ever encountered.

What is the biggest news story that you’ve covered?

Pope John Paul II visit to St. Louis, MO in 1999.

What do you like to do in your spare time?

Depends on the day and which way the wind blows. Sometimes get in a nap, visit friends, spend time with family, or go someplace alone and just “be”.

What is your family life like? Significant other, married, kids?

Married, two kids and a cat.

What is your favorite kind of ice cream?

Coffee heath bar crunch. Closely followed by cookies and cream if the cookies are in big chunks.

What is your favorite place to vacation?

Fiji. I’ve never been there. But if i did go, it would be my favorite.

Who is your hero and why?

My son, Gio. He can and has endured just about everything. He is a living example of strength and love.

What was your favorite band when you were in high school?

Duran Duran.

What is your favorite sport to play or watch?


If you could possess one superhuman power, what would it be?

Toss up between being super fast like “dash” from the movie ‘The Incredibles’, and being invisible with force field capabilities like “violet” also from ‘The Incredibles.’ Yes, I know children’s movies very, very well.

What are you really bad at that you’d love to be great at?

Singing and camping. And not at the same time.

What is your most memorable travel experience?

My trip to Australia for my cousin’s wedding.


102-year-old UW-Madison organization sews seeds of support, sisterhood

Tonight at 10: How a group of friends are making memories, helping others one stitch at a time

Woman logs thousands of miles on bicycle to keep friends' memories alive

Cheers to Lingonberry Llama in Belleville, where everybody knows your name

A Do Something Good story

Tonight at 10: Cheers to Lingonberry Llama in Belleville, where everybody knows your name

Monroe 5th grade student starts kindness club to make people smile

Wisconsin native to be next bishop for Diocese of Madison

Tonight at 10: Monroe 5th grade student starts kindness club to make people smile

Wollersheim Winery & Distillery uses red, white, blue whiskey to donate green to local veterans

Tonight at 10: Star-spangled whiskey highlights American flag with red, white, blue corn

Madison crossing guard understands power of wishing commuters 'good morning'

Tonight at 10: Rain or shine, Madison crossing guard spreads happiness to those crossing street

Special Do Something Good report

New nonprofit is inspiring hope for humans, companion animals dealing with cancer

Local author, activist says 'Madison is heading for tremendous racial problem'

A Do Something Good story

Made with heart: Baraboo family makes stuffed animals for community children

Hundreds brighten the holidays for single mother facing rare illness

Handmade blankets offer blessing in disguise to homeless animals

Community comes together for farmer's final harvest

Children with special needs get a league of their own

Tonight at 10: Baseball league makes dreams come true for children with special needs

A Charlotte Deleste Do Something Good story

Do Something Good: A traveling library and a Pomeranian make reading fun for area school children

Local woman jumps into lakes to get attention for metastatic breast cancer

Do Something Good: Karen Andro's homeless outreach touches hearts

Retired Army sergeant gives 'Battle Buddies' a final salute

Do Something Good: Crafty friends make sure no veteran feels forgotten

Group makes cards for troops

Do Something Good: Crafty friends make sure no veteran feels forgotten

Do Something Good: 91-year-old woman passes pearls of wisdom to young girls of color

She serves as a mentor, leader in the community

Organization provides victims of domestic abuse with shelters for their animals

One last luau: A family brings hope to people with epilepsy

Do Something Good: Local nonprofit lends a helping paw

Do Something Good: A Madison priest is keeping hope alive

Local teen spearheads change with something as simple as a wagon

Teacher helps students with special needs find permanent part-time jobs

New pet therapy lifts spirits of children in the hospital

Vet who started program has shown effectiveness of pet therapy

Family starts pumpkin farm event to help boy needing surgery