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
  • Piedmont YMCA starts workshop to prevent senior falls

    GREENSBORO, N.C. — In 20 minutes, an older adult will die from a fall. That’s how often it happens in the United States according to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention. LaLa Headen is a Piedmont woman who fell recently. “It was a horrible experience,” she said. She fell after leaving a building in Greensboro. “There was nothing there that would be in the way to make me fall, I just lost my balance,” she said. The fall took […]

  • Burlington mother hopes her son’s death will encourage people to get a flu shot

    BURLINGTON, N.C. – A Burlington mom hopes her son’s death will encourage people to get a flu shot. “In January, it will be four years and it’s still hard,” Tonya Jenkins said. In January 2014, her son Robert Tate was just 16 when he passed away from flu-related complications. Jenkins says he was initially diagnosed with an upper respiratory virus. His condition grew worse over the following days, and he was eventually rushed to Chapel Hill on life support. “We […]

  • Local woman making wreathes for sports fans

    Football season is here and sports fans enjoy having those special items to show support for their team. But when you have the hat, the shirt, or the jersey, you may want something else. FOX8’s Natalie Wilson went to find out what Staci Carpenter, also known as “The Wreath Lady,” offers that has many sports fans giving her a call. If you’re interested in getting in touch with Carpenter, she can be reached via her Facebook page at Carolinagirlswreaths.

  • Hospice of Davidson County receives $125k

    DAVIDSON COUNTY, N.C. — Hospice of Davidson County has received a $125,000 grant from the N.C Department of Health and Human Services. Leaders at the facility say the award is coming at an ideal time. It’s expected that within the next 10 years, Davidson County will experience a spike in its 65 and older population – something the hospice community wants to prepare for now. “We’ll see a 23 percent jump in the first decade and another 18 to 22 […]

  • Trips planned to the Caribbean could be affected for months

    People in the Caribbean are preparing for what Hurricane Maria could bring, which could be another devastating blow to the region’s economy. Tourism is a booming business, but travel professionals say after the damaged caused by Hurricane Irma, it could be several months before some islands can fully welcome tourists. Now, travel agents are scrambling to adjust plans for trips that are months away. “Some islands got hit harder than others, and as a result, some vacations that we were […]

  • Winston-Salem, Forsyth County school district in need of speech pathologists

    WINSTON-SALEM, N.C. – Traci Jermyn has been a speech-language pathologist for 17 years. She has worked with Winston-Salem/Forsyth County Schools for nine years. “I love this job. As soon as I saw that speech pathologist at The Special Children’s School, I just knew that this is what I wanted to do,” she said. Lately, finding more people like Jermyn has been a real challenge for the school district. “Over the last several years, we have experienced an increase in the […]

  • Students disgusted by moldy food at Thomasville high school

    THOMASVILLE, N.C. – A Thomasville High School student says she was disgusted by what she and her friends were served at lunch on Wednesday. Cell phone video shows a lunch containing molded food. In a separate clip, video shows a bug that the student claims crawled out of a friend’s lunch. The meals were prepackaged and provided by an outside company. They were not made by cafeteria staff. “We were just talking about how gross and disgusting it was,” the […]

  • Piedmont women making pillowcases for children with life-changing illnesses

    WINSTON-SALEM, N.C. — Some Piedmont women are using their sewing talents to make pillowcases for children with life-changing illnesses. The pillowcases support kids at Brenner Children’s Hospital and the Ronald McDonald House of Winston-Salem. That effort is part of the local impact of the organization Ryan’s Case for Smiles, which has chapters throughout the United States and Canada. “I really felt like the Lord was looking at me, you know, why is there not a chapter in Winston-Salem with a […]

  • Hurricane Irma causes wedding woes for Piedmont bride

    GUILFORD COUNTY, N.C. — Rachel Stas is excited to get married in Burlington Saturday. She has been looking forward to this day since she got engaged last October. “It’s been really fun. It’s been really a fun time,” she said. But lately, the wedding planning has gotten a little stressful ever since Hurricane Irma became a factor. About 190 guests were expected at the wedding, but the list has been dropping by the day. As many as 20 to 30 […]

  • Family who evacuated Florida gets first look at damage while in the Piedmont

    GREENSBORO, N.C. — It’s been hard to step away from the television. “We’ve been glued to the news, glued to the cellphone trying to follow everything that has been going on,” Natalia Anzola said. Anzola lives in the Piedmont and for the past several days she has been worried about family throughout Florida who decided to ride out Irma at home. “It’s been completely stressful, it’s been some sleepless nights,” she said. Her husband’s cousin, Guillermo Amescua and his wife […]

  • People upset over water prices on Amazon

    People wanting to send bottled water to loved ones in Irma’s path have been outraged by the prices online. Customers have expressed concern that prices from some merchants seemed abnormally high on Amazon. In response to concerns, an Amazon spokesperson told FOX8, “To protect customers, we’ve removed several offers from third-party sellers that exceeded the recent average sales price.” FOX8’s Natalie Wilson went shopping to find out whether or not people are better off shipping water themselves, or if online […]

  • Build-a-Chair event at the Big Chair in Thomasville

    THOMASVILLE, N.C. — There’s an effort to bring jobs back to Thomasville and two men are getting creative with how they do that. Instead of putting out a “help wanted” ad, they are inviting the public to The Big Chair Saturday where they will show you how to make a chair of your own. They say craftsmanship is becoming a lost art the community desperately needs. “We have to teach our young folks how to build and work with their […]