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Natalie Wilson is joining the FOX8 news team as an anchor and reporter for the new 4pm newscast.

A native of Athens, Georgia, Natalie is thrilled to call the Piedmont “home.” She has relatives in Greensboro and Winston-Salem.

She comes to FOX8 from Charlottesville, Virginia where she was a general assignment reporter and weekend morning anchor. Prior to that, she worked at CTV News in Largo, Maryland and WRC-TV in Washington, D.C., where she got her start as a production assistant and field producer.

Natalie’s work has been recognized by the Hearst Journalism Awards, White House Correspondents’ Association, and the National Black Programming Consortium.

Natalie is a proud alumna of Howard University where she earned a bachelor’s degree in broadcast journalism. She earned a Master of Arts in Communication from Johns Hopkins University.

When Natalie isn’t working, you will most likely find her at a bowling alley! She grew up participating in leagues and tournaments and still practices as often as she can. Her highest game is a 279, but she is still working toward that 300!

Natalie says the best thing about her job is meeting new people. Feel free to send her an e-mail, or if you see her around, be sure to say hi!


Recent Articles
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    HIGH POINT, N.C. — Planting season for your summer vegetable garden is around the corner. May 1 is typically the best time to start in North Carolina. What do you do if your garden hasn’t been touched since last season? With the help of the Davidson County Cooperative Extension, FOX8’s Natalie Wilson explains where to start.

  • Adults face fears, learn how to swim

    WINSTON-SALEM, N.C. — At 68 years old, Paulette McDaniel still surprises herself. She’s taking swim lessons for the first time. “I can’t believe that I can actually tread water. I can’t believe it,” she said. McDaniel says it was years of fear that held her back. “I had a fear of being in water deeper than I am tall and I wanted to get over that,” she said. Just three weeks ago, she took her first lesson at the Fulton […]

  • 4 things you should be recycling

    HIGH POINT, N.C. — It’s estimated that 75 percent of what we throw away can be recycled. While many people across the world will observe Earth Day, for people at the City of High Point’s Materials Recovery Facility, every day is Earth Day. “We process about 9,000 tons a year of recyclables,” Melanie Bruton, Materials Recovery Facility superintendent, said. Employees sort as much as one truck of material by hand each hour. It’s a task that requires attention to detail […]

  • MADD encouraging parents to talk to their children about alcohol

    Mothers Against Drunk Driving (MADD) has designated April 21 as a national day for parents to talk to their children about alcohol. FOX8’s Natalie Wilson explains how MADD is helping parents get the conversation started.

  • Triad mother explains why high blood pressure is so serious

    About 80 million adults in the United States have been diagnosed with high blood pressure. It’s a major issue here in the south, but there is another part of the conversation that’s getting new attention—treating high blood pressure in pregnant women, medically known as preeclampsia. “It was very frightening,” Kandi Hughes, a first time mom, said. She initially thought her swollen legs were just a part of pregnancy, but at the advice of a colleague in the medical field, she […]

  • A day of pampering for cancer survivors in Thomasville

    THOMASVILLE, N.C. — It was day all about pampering and relaxation for some men and women who are most deserving. FOX8’s Natalie Wilson explains how Novant Health’s “Feel Good Friday” program is helping cancer survivors.

  • UNCG student athlete won’t let type 1 diabetes slow him down

    GREENSBORO. N.C. — He says, too often he meets young people who think diabetes has to hold them back. He’s proving that the word “can’t” has no place in their vocabulary. Jordy Kuiper is a stand-out forward/center on UNCG’s men’s basketball team. He says living with type 1 diabetes has been a blessing not a curse. FOX8’s Natalie Wilson reports.

  • What’s in season at the Piedmont Triad Farmers Market?

    COLFAX, N.C. — It was a rough winter for growers in the Piedmont with weather taking a toll on plants and produce, but this season is about springing forward. Farmers markets are quickly approaching the busiest time of the year. FOX8’s Natalie Wilson takes a look at what’s in season.

  • Paws for Reading program in High Point

    HIGH POINT, N.C. — Sometimes a good listener is hard to find, but a 10-year-old St. Bernard named Murfy is all ears. As intimidating as her size may be at first glance, her gentleness and patience are why children at High Point Public Library enjoy reading to her. “I think that she really likes dog books,” second grader Laila McNair said. Murfy is a therapy dog in the library’s “Paws to Read” program. The program is designed to provide a […]

  • Community colleges spark second careers

    ASHEBORO, N.C. — For many people, gone are the days of having one career in life. They are looking for a second chance to do something they love, which is why community colleges are becoming more popular with people already in the workforce. Erin Mizelle has been studying photography at Randolph Community College for almost two years. “That really wasn’t my game plan. I didn’t know what my game plan was, but it wasn’t photography,” Mizelle said. Up until her […]

  • Need for blood donations in Piedmont for sickle cell patients

    GREENSBORO, N.C. — Health providers in the Piedmont are teaming up to spread awareness about the need to support sickle cell patients with blood donations. “We are having difficulty meeting the needs of the sickle cell patients as far as blood transfusions,” Robin Sparrow, regional manager for the Community Blood Center of the Carolinas, said. The challenge comes from a lack of African-American donors. “Unfortunately, only one in 100 African-Americans donate,” Sparrow said. Ericka Thornton, a Greensboro mother, has a […]

  • Local family sends shoes to Africa

    GREENSBORO, N.C. — Life in the United States has been a blessing for the Ntibonera family. Fifteen years ago, they escaped the unrest in the Democratic Republic of Congo. “My family was in danger. Because of the killing, we had to leave the country,” Emmanuel Ntibonera said. “God opened a door for us and we were able to escape to Kenya and we stayed there for nine years,” he continued. The family has called Greensboro home since 2009. Although distance […]

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