Contact: Natalie.Wilson@wghp.com

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
  • City of Greensboro partnering with Uplift Girls to help girls develop their inner strength

    GREENSBORO, N.C. — Alexandra Joye Warren listened to what girls were saying. “They were just feeling like they didn’t have a place to go,” she said. Warren says many of the girls expressed not having a safe place to express their artistic and creative interests after school. “We realized that girls, especially girls of color were being left behind,” she said Warren is the founding artistic director for Joyemovement Dance – a contemporary dance company based in Greensboro. 2016 was its […]

  • Local medical student starts health fair in rural community

    A Piedmont medical student is getting a head start on saving lives well before being called “doctor.” “Every year has been continued confirmation that this is what I would like to do,” Erin Saner said. Saner is in her fourth year at Wake Forest School of Medicine. She grew up in Yadkin County, but also has family ties to Wilkes County. During her first year of medical school, she served on a mission trip to Port-au-Prince in Haiti. That time […]

  • No fines issued for Lexington garbage violation despite fees being in effect

    LEXINGTON, N.C. — As of July 1, the City of Lexington imposed a minimum $350 violation fee for garbage not placed in city containers. However, the city is still being lenient. “We’re trying to let them get a good handle on what the expectation is instead of just coming in and chopping people off at the knees,” City Manager Alan Carson said. The city says the majority of people are compliant, but repeat offenders are the main concern. The fee […]

  • Guilford County Schools operating summer arts program

    GUILFORD COUNTY, N.C. — Guilford County Schools is giving students a chance to explore gifts and talents they don’t always get to take classes in. The GCS Summer Arts Institute is allowing students in grades 2-9 an opportunity to delve into their interests in music, drama and art. “The arts just have a correlation with better math scores, better reading scores, better emotional health and stability,” said Cindy Helms, Summer Arts Institute program coordinator. The students are able to choose […]

  • Boosting chances of getting stolen property back

    GREENSBORO, N.C. — Stolen property cases can be hard to solve when police have little to go on. They need more than vague descriptions. Good record keeping such as pictures, the make and model of the item and serial numbers can go a long way in solving theft cases. There’s a free service people can use to keep an organized record of their valuables and it has been a big help to police. Greensboro police recommend people use ReportIt. The […]

  • Kernersville police remind people to lock car doors

    KERNERSVILLE, N.C. — Kernersville police are reminding people to hide their things, lock their car doors and take their keys. Since January of this year, the police department has taken reports for 19 stolen vehicles. Also, the department reports more than 140 vehicles were broken into or had parts stolen. The statistics were part of a lengthy warning posted on the Town of Kernersville’s Facebook page which also stated in most of these cases the vehicles were unlocked. “A lot […]

  • Denton woman’s business up for eBay award

    DENTON, N.C. — About three years ago, Melissa Crook was just looking for a way to earn some extra money for her family. “It was just a small venture in the backyard. I was looking to make maybe a couple of hundred dollars a month,” she said. Crook is the owner of Sticky Fingers Vinyl, a company that distributes sign and heat transfer vinyl and craft supplies to the crafting market and other small businesses. Crook may have started small, […]

  • Randolph Community College offers summer classes in extreme couponing

    ASHEBORO, N.C. — Krystal Parson is always buying items for next to nothing. “I’m not shopping unless it’s a deal,” she said. Parson started couponing six years ago and says through trial and error she was able to develop a strategy where she often buys a lot of merchandise for a discounted rate. Parson is sharing her techniques in two classes being offered at Randolph Community College this summer. She is the instructor for Extreme Couponing and Advanced Extreme Couponing. […]

  • Uwharrie Middle gets new name, new after-school program and high interest

    RANDOLPH COUNTY, N.C. — With a new school year around the corner, Randolph County Schools is preparing to welcome a new chapter for the former Uwharrie Middle School. This will be the first school year for what is now Uwharrie Ridge Six-Twelve. “It’s very new and very exciting,” Principal Anthony Grosch said. Part of the excitement is that the enrollment numbers are high enough where spaces that were once empty classrooms will be used as traditional learning environments. A room […]

  • Kernersville officer helps girls from Belarus feel at home

    KERNERSVILLE, N.C. — Sasha, 11, is experiencing the United States for the first time. She’s thousands of miles away from home visiting the Piedmont from Belarus – speaking little English. Her host family thought it would help Sasha and another girl feel more comfortable if they could speak with someone who is not their translator. David Nowotny, one of Sasha’s host parents, had a connection that would come in handy. “We have a good friend at church who is a […]

  • Critical need for 911 operators in Winston-Salem

    WINSTON-SALEM, N.C. — The Winston-Salem Police Department is hoping to attract more 911 operators. “We’ve sent our recruiters out to all of the high schools because for that specific position, you only have to be 18 and you just have to be at least a high school graduate,” said Sgt. Verron Chue, supervisor of the recruitment unit. Over the last four months, the recruiting team has focused heavily on filling current vacancies. The City of Winston-Salem is short 13 positions. […]

  • Reidsville woman wins championship horse event

    REIDSVILLE, N.C. — When you think of a Pinto, you might think of the old Ford Pinto from the 1970s or maybe you’d rather envision a big bowl of pinto beans, but in the world of horses a Pinto is a horse with about a 50/50 mix of white and another color. When you talk to Molly Stanfield about Pintos, she’s talking about her Pinto, Blaze. The 8-year-old Pinto with a blaze of white down his face is Leo’s Blue […]