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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
  • Local parents concerned about children drinking energy drinks

    Doctors are growing more concerned knowing that teenagers and children as young as 12 are relying on energy drinks daily. “I thought it was absolutely outrageous that high school students were getting their hands on these drinks,” said Tarah Mayes-Jefferson, a concerned parent. Her Niece Gabriela Ortega isn’t as surprised. She sees students using them often at her high school. “A lot of people drank Monsters after-school waiting for buses. They had candy and the Monsters and the Red Bulls […]

  • Stylish plus-size options for women

    For women of a certain size, it can be hard to find clothes that fit well and are stylish. Disappointed with limited options at department stores, many women have turned to boutiques. FOX8’s Natalie Wilson explains why it’s becoming more difficult for boutiques to meet the needs of a plus-size woman.

  • Exposing minorities in the Triad to soccer

    The World Cup victory for the U.S. Women’s National Team has inspired young people everywhere to see the game in a new light. However, when it comes to minority children, coaches say there is a gap. From their perspective, the problem isn’t a lack of interest, but instead a lack of access. “Our kids tend to not have that in their neighborhoods. If you look at our neighborhoods there are no soccer fields anywhere around,” James Williams, soccer coach at […]

  • Stokes County camp supports military children

    STOKES COUNTY, N.C. — It’s estimated that since 9/11, more than two million American service members have been deployed — and about 44 percent of them are parents. Their families make tremendous sacrifices, including those involving their children. Throughout this week, Camp Corral at YMCA Camp Hanes in Stokes County is offering a fun-filled week for military kids ages 8-15. The camp is specifically for children of military families, giving priority to children of wounded, disabled or fallen military service […]

  • Is your home storm ready?

    Summer often brings severe storms — making now a good time to start thinking about storm-proofing your home. As FOX8’s Natalie Wilson explains, getting your house weather ready isn’t just about protecting it on the outside, it’s also about protecting the people inside.

  • Weight control programs for kids

    WINSTON-SALEM, N.C. — Annie McCormick says when doctors kept mentioning her son Westley’s cholesterol levels, she knew it was in his best interest to lose a few pounds. However, she didn’t know how to break old habits. “We needed the direction on what is healthier and what is not healthier,” she said. McCormick quickly realized a new attitude about food wasn’t only Westley’s issue. As a parent, she had to take the lead. “It’s not a diet… it’s a lifestyle. […]

  • Centers for Disease Control warns of pool parasite

    GUILFORD COUNTY, N.C. — The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention issued a blunt warning: “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 death. The […]

  • 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 […]


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