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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    KERNERSVILLE, N.C. — The back of baseball coach Mike Isaacson’s SUV was outfitted with some padding and a blanket to feel somewhat like a bed. “There are other families that don’t even have this when they sleep in their car,” he said. The back of his SUV is where Isaacson will sleep for the next several nights. “I’m not leaving until Friday,” he said. He’s the coach for Sandlot Baseball and in that role he has seen families in need […]

  • Guilford County Schools accepting musical instrument donations as part of new campaign

    GUILFORD COUNTY, N.C. – Guilford County Schools has started a new campaign to get more musical instruments into students’ hands and the school system is asking for the public’s help. The initiative is a new effort tied into Giving Tuesday, the Tuesday after Thanksgiving, which falls on Nov. 28 this year. People in the community are being asked to donate used instruments or make a monetary contribution to the cause. Students in school orchestra and band are provided instruments, but […]

  • Officer puts together High Point police cookbook for a good cause

    HIGH POINT, N.C. — The daily demands of their jobs require them to be constant problem solvers — never knowing what they will encounter on the streets. Now, the High Point Police Department has cooked up a solution to help a cause of its own. Members of the department came together to complete its second edition cookbook, “From Cuffs to Cupcakes: A Cooking Guide from the High Point Police Department.” The previous cookbook, “Cookin’ with Cops” was released in 2006. […]

  • Local teacher adds to more than $100k in grants

    GREENSBORO, N.C. — Sandra Lubchenko enjoys giving her students exciting assignments. Throughout her 26 years as a teacher, applying for grants has been a big part of her ability to fund school projects. “I’m always kind of a free thinker. If I find a project that I want to do, I find the money to go ahead and put it together,” Lubchenko said. She’s an academically gifted teacher at Brooks Global Studies. With the help of grant funding, she was […]

  • Piedmont girl using birthday wish for expanding shoe drive

    ASHEBORO, N.C. — It’s not the holiday season, but Kendall Hagerman,7, doesn’t wait to get into the giving spirit. “It makes me happy to see other kids that get their shoes,” she said. The doors to what is formally called “Kendall’s Closet” are always open to help children in need. She has given away more than 1,000 pairs of shoes to children in West Virginia as part of mission work through Generation 4 Hope, a Stoneville-based group. She has also […]

  • Local educator keeps teaching despite battle with cancer

    STOKES COUNTY, N.C. — When you’re walking to MaryLou Creal’s classroom, it’s hard to miss the superhero-themed items on the outside wall and on her door. Creal teaches a variety of science courses at Meadowbrook Academy in Stokes County, but there’s one lesson she’s sharing with students that can’t be found in a textbook. “Last October, I was diagnosed with stage II cervical cancer,” she said. “We were very, very aggressive with the treatment. I had daily radiation after school […]

  • Women behind the scenes have been key to Lexington’s Barbecue Festival success

    LEXINGTON, N.C. – It takes a village to feed more than 200,000 people at Lexington’s Barbecue Festival. Smokey Joe’s Barbecue is one of the restaurants involved. The men may take on much of the physical labor preparing the food, but the women behind the scenes have been key to the festival’s success. FOX8 spoke with Kaffee Cope about the role women play on the big day and at her restaurant in general.

  • High school in Winston-Salem starts all-girls chess group

    WINSTON-SALEM, N.C. – Atkins Academic & Technology High School has started an all-girls chess group. “The older a girl gets, fewer and fewer girls play, and so by high school time, they’re just vastly outnumbered,” said chess coach Scott Plaster. Plaster created the club in hopes it would help spark interest among female students. “I set a new goal, not to have the best team in the state because we did that, but to have the biggest and best girls […]

  • Stand-out GTCC student reflects on journey to US citizenship

    GUILFORD COUNTY, N.C. — Francis Carrasco-Serrano is a stand-out student at Guilford Technical Community College. She has received several awards including ones honoring her academic achievements and her community service. To appreciate why her accolades at GTCC mean so much to her, she wants people to know about a part of her life that for a long time she didn’t talk about. “The part that definitely stands out the most was my ordeal with immigration,” she said. Francis was born […]

  • Plastic recycling company in Reidsville expanding, looking to hire high school students

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  • Woman opens plus-size boutique in Lexington

    LEXINGTON, N.C. — Her store has only been open a little more than two weeks, but it already looks like Krista Miller has found a good fit. “We have had so many customers come in and say, ‘We needed something like this in Lexington, there’s no place for plus-size women to shop,’” Miller said. Miller is the proud owner of Cooper Road Collection, a plus size boutique at 16 W. Second Ave. in Lexington. Miller says that from childhood through […]

  • Beloved Eastern Alamance High School student crowned homecoming king

    MEBANE, N.C. — Monday morning, students at Eastern Alamance High School were still talking about Saturday night. That night, the school crowned a homecoming king. Cellphone video shows the moment the crowd exploded with cheers when senior Austin Marine was named homecoming king. “I was nervous,” Austin said. His sister, Logan Marine, also attends Eastern Alamance High School. She was one of several family members cheering for Austin on Saturday. “I just ran down to the field. I hugged him. […]