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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
  • Kicking the diet soda habit

    Diet soda is being linked to weight gain in seniors. However, some in the health community argue it’s not the drinks themselves that are a problem, but how they influence other food choices. FOX8’s Natalie Wilson explains.

  • Piedmont camp to honor National Autism Awareness Month

    MONCURE, N.C. — April is National Autism Awareness Month. For many parents, aside from meeting their child’s individual needs, finding an accepting community remains a challenge. For that reason, so many families across North Carolina look forward to attending Camp Royall—a camp owned and operated by the Autism Society of North Carolina. “First time visitors never really imagine that there is a place like Camp Royall where they feel accepted as a parent,” said Tracey Sheriff, chief executive officer of the […]

  • Winston-Salem’s first public art park set to open in May

    WINSTON-SALEM, N.C. — Winston-Salem’s first public art park is on schedule for its May 2 opening, despite inclement weather putting an occasional damper on construction. ARTivity on the Green is located on Liberty Street between Sixth and Seventh streets. The nonprofit Art for Art’s Sake (AFAS) developed the idea to bring an art park to the City of Arts and Innovation. “What this park is going to do is stimulate, we hope, growth in Liberty Street and also tie the […]

  • How walking changed one Piedmont man’s life

    WINSTON-SALEM, N.C. — April 1 marks National Walking Day. It’s a time when people across the country are encouraged to get moving. One Piedmont man explains how walking has changed his life. FOX8’s Natalie Wilson reports.

  • Women and alcohol abuse

    Although she has been sober for 33 years, Sharon DeEsch stops short of saying she no longer struggles with alcohol. “I am always going to be in recovery,” she said. Her reason for getting help was simple — she wanted to be a better mother. “My ex-husband had taken the children and needed to. I wasn’t a very good mother at that time because of my drinking and I wanted my kids back,” DeEsch said. For the past 32 years, […]

  • Don’t let your pets around these springtime plants

    Now that spring has sprung, many people are looking forward to putting their green thumb to use. Before you head into the garden, now may be a good time to start thinking about which plants could cause problems for your pets. FOX8’s Natalie Wilson shares some of the most common greenery that is best kept away from our four-legged friends. Check it out in the video above.

  • ‘Do-It-Herself’ workshops at Greensboro Home Depot

    GREENSBORO, N.C. — The “honey-do” list just got a lot shorter. The new “ladies night” for some women in the Piedmont Triad isn’t at a restaurant or bar, but at The Home Depot. The home improvement store is offering “Do-It-Herself” workshops. These are classes that are specifically for women — teaching them how to do different improvement or repair projects at home. “We usually have about 100, sometimes close to 200 ladies here,” Jennifer Bradley, a supervisor at The Home […]

  • Father figures invited to Male Summit in Greensboro

    GREENSBORO, N.C. — This weekend, Guilford County Schools will host the second annual Male Summit. The conference is an opportunity to help guide men on how to improve at their roles as dads or father figures. FOX8’s Natalie Wilson spoke to one of the organizers about why male visibility is so important in schools. For more information, visit

  • Guilford County officers raising funds for male mentor program

    GUILFORD COUNTY, N.C. — Officers at the Guilford County Detention Center are raising funds to continue serving youth through its male mentor program. Sergeant Catherine Netter with the Guilford County Sheriff’s Office started LEMM (Law Enforcement Male Mentors) in 2009 in partnership with Big Brothers Big Sisters of the Central Piedmont. The program’s goal is to reach young people before they make choices that could get them incarcerated. “I would much rather be laid off because we don’t have enough […]

  • RCC aquaponics featured in TV show

    ASHEBORO, N.C. — Science students at Randolph Community College experienced being under the microscope in a different way. A television crew from the nationally syndicated TV show Xploration Earth 2050 visited the campus to feature its aquaponics lab. “To be thought of as experts and be showcasing a technology like this for young people all over the whole country that’s an amazing feeling,” Kevin Jones, science instructor at Randolph Community College, said Xploration Earth 2050 producer Merv Jones says he […]

  • Adult acne: A real problem for women

    WINSTON-SALEM, N.C. — Catherine Burke has pretty much tried everything to get rid of her acne. “I tried an egg yolk. That didn’t work and it was messy. [I tried] a banana mask, you mash it up with some yogurt and that didn’t really work either,” Burke said. Burke, 26, said her struggle began around puberty, but in some ways, it was more awkward having acne as an adult. “I was very self-conscious. You see all these girls on TV […]

  • Tiny houses tackling big problems

    GREENSBORO, N.C. — More than 200 people have already registered to participate in the Second Annual Novem Mason Symposium on Community-Engaged Design. This year’s theme is “Housing the Homeless.” A big portion of the symposium is dedicated to how tiny houses could address homelessness in the Triad. “Homelessness isn’t just happening elsewhere, it’s here in Greensboro and we ignore it generally,” Natalie Johnson, a student fellow at the Center for Community-Engaged Design, said. The Interior Architecture Department (IARc) at the […]


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