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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
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    BROWNS SUMMIT, N.C. — Students at Brown Summit Middle School are going above and beyond to lift the spirits of a classmate. They have created a special video filled with dancing and cheering for sixth grader Lilli Hicks. (Watch the full YouTube video at the bottom of the story.) Hicks has been out of school since she was diagnosed with acute myeloid leukemia in December. “It’s just a natural thing here. It’s what we do. If we can help anyone […]

  • Local gymnastics coach gives back at meet

    GREENSBORO, N.C. — It is one of the largest gymnastics meets on the East Coast. This year, The Greensboro Gymnastics Invitational hosted by Flip Force Gymnastics is attracting approximately 2,000 youth athletes from nine states. “We go all the way up to level 10, and level 10 being the highest level right before Olympic level gymnastics,” Chris Young, owner of Flip Force Gymnastics, said. Young, a retired gymnast, knows what it takes to compete at the Olympic level. He competed […]

  • Local woman has ‘wake-up call’ after heart attack

    WINSTON-SALEM, N.C. — Heart attack survivor Robin Brickey kept thinking she had “tomorrow,” but her wake-up call came sooner than expected. In 2010, she suffered a heart attack. She admits that before then, she didn’t have the healthiest habits. “I was overweight. I did smoke. I was pre-diabetic. I was supposed to go see a cardiologist and I didn’t do it. It was too expensive. I could not afford it,” Brickey said. After a day at work, she didn’t feel […]

  • Sleep deprivation could catch up with you

    WINSTON-SALEM, N.C. — Are you getting enough sleep? If not, running on empty could eventually catch up with you. “You are angry, you are irritable. Those are the consequences that happen soon after, but then there are multiple other consequences like fatigue and drowsy driving – something that is very well tied to sleep deprivation,” Dr. Sandhya Kumar, medical director of the Sleep Center at Wake Forest Baptist Medical Center, said. Kumar says a patient’s history is a good indicator […]

  • Taking care of dry skin

    WINSTON-SALEM, N.C. — If you’re battling a bout of dry skin, the problem may be less about the winter chill and more about your hygiene habits. “Dryness of the skin is caused by not having enough moisture in the skin, so people think well I need more water, more bathing, and sometimes that can make things worse,” Dr. Steven Feldman, professor of dermatology at Wake Forest Baptist Health, said. Excessive hand washing or exposing your hands to harsh soaps can […]

  • Flu hitting young people hard

    HIGH POINT, N.C. — This flu season, without a doubt, has been bad. However, it’s not just older adults getting hit hard. From offices in medical parks to college campuses, doctors are seeing more patients in their teens and twenties. FOX8’s Natalie Wilson reports.

  • Local woman gets hip replacement at no charge

    WINSTON-SALEM, N.C. — Barbara Jordan doesn’t have to worry about joint pain anymore. For about three years, she lived with a chronic pain in her hip. It became so severe that simply walking through her kitchen was a chore. “Every time I would take a turn in there I would have to hold on to something. I felt like I was going to fall,” she said. Surgery would be the best option to alleviate the pain, but it wasn’t something […]

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    Piedmont woman loses nearly 300 pounds, sets 3 world records

    HIGH POINT, N.C. — Elizabeth Borkland has come a long way from weighing 578 pounds. FOX8 first profiled the High Point native’s success in April after losing 280 pounds. “Since then I have lost 115 pounds of fat. I gained 92 pounds of muscle,” Borkland said. As proud of those achievements as she is, those aren’t the only things lifting her spirits these days. “My deadlift is 380 pounds, my back squat is 300 pounds and my bench is 165. […]

  • Winston-Salem’s ‘dancing volunteer’ explains why he gives back

    WINSTON-SALEM, N.C. — Glyn Stewart has quickly become recognized as the “dancing” volunteer at Second Harvest Food Bank of Northwest NC. “I hardly ever miss a Friday. I look forward to Friday. I have made so many beautiful friends here,” Stewart said. Stewart, 72, says he started volunteering after watching a segment on FOX8 about the food bank’s need for volunteers. “I was watching that and my heart just leaped out,” he said. That was four years ago. At the […]

  • Grant gets local family a service dog for 10-year-old girl

    KERNERSVILLE, N.C. — Mollie and James Moore have been trying to get their 10-year-old daughter Maggie a diabetic alert dog for years. “We started researching service dogs probably three or four years ago just learning about them. It was just kind of one of those, we wish one day we could do that, but they are so expensive. It’s just beyond our means,” James Moore said. Maggie has juvenile diabetes and needs 24-7 attention to keep it under control. Her […]

  • How to protect your home from winter pests

    A mysterious rustling in the attic or bugs on the windowsill could be signs that winter pests have decided to call your house “home.” From stink bugs to rodents, FOX8’s Natalie Wilson explains which critters are causing problems for Triad homeowners and how to get rid of them. Scott McNeely, of McNeely Pest Control, says the best line of defense against insects like stink bugs and ladybugs is sealing. But McNeely says you don’t want to actually do the sealing […]

  • Finding housing for local veterans

    GREENSBORO, N.C. — Veteran Tonya Miller didn’t have much after being medically discharged from the Army. “I was only given 30 percent disability and I had to live off that,” she said. During that time, Miller lost her car, her apartment and had to send her children and grandchild different places to live. She was homeless for two years. “It grieves my heart to see other soldiers who served this country and they don’t have a place to stay,” Linwood […]


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