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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
  • Centers for Disease Control warns of pool parasite

    GUILFORD COUNTY, N.C. — The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention issued a blunt warning, saying “keep the pee, poop, sweat, and dirt out of the water.” The strong message is especially timely given a recent report from the CDC regarding a diarrhea-causing parasite called Crypstoporidum – a leading cause of waterborne disease. The report shows health officials from 32 states and Puerto Rico reported 90 recreational water-associated outbreaks. The outbreaks resulted in at least 1,788 cases, 95 hospitalizations and one […]

  • How to save on summer amusement park costs

    With the kids out of school, if can be difficult to find affordable ways to keep them entertained throughout the summer break. Admission to amusement parks, movies, and miniature golf can add up. FOX8’s Natalie Wilson explains where you can find coupons and discounts for your next family outing.

  • Device reduces hair loss in cancer patients

    WINSTON-SALEM, N.C. — Results from a local clinical trial provide a sense of hope for cancer patients. Doctors say, any day now, the FDA could approve a medical device that helps cancer patients keep their hair while undergoing chemotherapy. “I would cry for hours. I didn’t want it to happen,” cancer survivor Melissa Calloway said as she remembered the fear of losing her hair. She says being diagnosed with stage one breast cancer was rough. Learning she would have to […]

  • Why do so many Americans not know CPR?

    GREENSBORO, N.C. — It’s a basic skill that could save someone’s life, but sadly most people don’t know how to do it. According to the American Heart Association, 70 percent of Americans either don’t know how to administer CPR or their training has lapsed significantly. However, one instructor has another reason as to why the majority of people don’t know CPR. “They’re scared,” Stacia Alexander said. Alexander and her husband Larry own CPR Works of Greensboro, an authorized training provider […]

  • Finding the right pet care when you go on vacation

    When getting ready to hit the road for vacation, a lot of dog owners struggle with where to leave their dogs. What do you do when a family member or a friend is not an option? FOX8’s Natalie Wilson explores how pet owners in the Piedmont are turning to people outside their social circles.

  • Church security a consideration after deadly South Carolina shooting

    GREENSBORO, N.C. – As the nation grieves for the people in Charleston, churches in the Piedmont are being forced to think about security. It’s a difficult topic for many churches that want to demonstrate being a place of faith and not fear. However, one Piedmont man who specializes in church security says the state of the world has local pastors weighing their options. “The church wants to have that open-door policy and that creates vulnerability in and of itself,” said […]

  • Local YMCAs avoid ‘summer slump’ at camps

    KERNERSVILLE, N.C. — Some local YMCAs are receiving a handy boost to make sure kids attending summer camp don’t get a case of the “summer slump,” but instead keep learning skills sharp year-round. The YMCA of Northwest North Carolina has been awarded a $25,000 grant from Wells Fargo to provide science, technology, engineering and math (STEM) activities in all 12 of its traditional day camps. “We have a teacher that will come around to each camp, allowing kids to get […]

  • Pediatric heart surgery resources in the Piedmont

    WISNTON-SALEM, N.C. — For Valerie King, watching her 7-year-old daughter Greta run and play is a blessing for her family. Were it not for the beautiful scar Greta has on her chest, you wouldn’t know that she is any different from the other children on the playground. “All you want is a baby with 10 fingers and 10 toes, she had those, but she was missing a really crucial part,” King said. Greta was born with half a heart. “She […]

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    Greensboro police face recruiting challenges

    GREENSBORO, N.C. — The Greensboro Police Department is looking for a few good men and women to keep your neighborhoods safe. There are dozens of positions available at the department, but recruiters say, lately, convincing people to fill them has been a challenge. “We’re trying to convince people there’s stuff in the national media going on, but locally speaking nothing directly from us. Our agency is doing great,” Officer Christopher Little said. Little is a recruiting officer and background investigator. […]

  • Free vascular screenings at Forsyth Medical Center

    WINSTON-SALEM, N.C. — It can be hard to find anything free, especially when it comes to medical services. For that reason, a clinic in Winston-Salem is getting a lot of attention. “We stay so busy because the word has gotten out,” Casie Pegg, cardiovascular disease educator at the Novant Health Forsyth Medical Center Vascular Screening Clinic, said. The vascular clinic provides carotid artery and abdominal aorta ultrasounds. It also conducts an ankle brachial index (ABI), which tests the blood circulation […]

  • Free skin cancer screenings at Wake Forest Baptist Health Dermatology

    WINSTON-SALEM, N.C. — Skin cancer is the most common cancer in the United States. It’s estimated that 10,000 people this year alone will die from malignant melanoma. Wake Forest Baptist Health Dermatology is preparing for its annual free skin cancer screening in hopes to catch any abnormalities early. “90% of the skin cancers are curable when we do early diagnosis,” Dr. Rita Pichardo-Geisinger, with Wake Forest Baptist Health Dermatology, said. Pichardo says dermatologists have discovered cases of malignant melanoma at […]

  • Does grilling cause cancer?

    A juicy burger or a hefty steak on the grill can be hard to resist, but do you really know what you could be putting in your body? Among concerns as to whether grilling can cause cancer, FOX8’s Natalie Wilson finds out how if there really is a link between the two.

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