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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
  • AARP re-imagines life after 50

    Life beyond 50 isn’t what it used to be. The word “retirement” isn’t in everyone’s vocabulary. Instead, it’s a time when many Baby Boomers are beginning their second and even third careers. “Life doesn’t end at 50. For many people it’s really the beginning of them having the freedom to do something that they’ve always wanted to do,” Jo Ann Jenkins, CEO of AARP, said. AARP is the world’s largest nonprofit, nonpartisan membership organization dedicated to helping people 50 and […]

  • Local family’s ‘real ugly’ Christmas sweaters a hit

    WHITSETT, N.C. — From ornaments to Christmas lights, almost nothing is off limits when it comes to creating an “Ugly Christmas Sweater.” A Whitsett family’s outrageous designs are growing in popularity. FOX8’s Natalie Wilson shares the funny story behind how their online business selling ugly Christmas sweaters got started.

  • Holidays bring sadness for some

    The holiday season is supposed to be the most wonderful time of the year, but for some families it’s a time that also represents sadness. For Amy Southards’ family, celebrating Thanksgiving and Christmas has been difficult since her father-in-law passed away. “He was absolutely the Patriarch, 100 percent,” she said. “He was kind of the time keeper of the family. He was the one who remembered all the birthdays. He’s the one that traditions were very important to.” This will […]

  • Local rec centers sort Santa’s mail

    GREENSBORO, N.C. — As millions of children make their Christmas wish lists, Santa is counting on the Greensboro Parks and Recreation Department to make sure letters from children in the Triad reach the North Pole. FOX8’s Natalie Wilson explains how the city’s recreation centers have become the latest hubs for Santa’s helpers. Letters will be accepted through Dec. 11. For drop off locations, visit the city’s Parks and Recreation website.

  • ‘Giving Tuesday’ promotes ‘#UNselfie’

    Over the next couple days, don’t be surprised if you see #UNselfie popping up on social media websites. The hashtag comes in support of what has been coined Giving Tuesday. Giving Tuesday is an international initiative that allows people to focus on giving back by supporting the non-profit organization or cause of their choice. “We’re hoping that they’ll choose us and they’ll choose to give 10,” Stephanie Beeman, marketing assistant at Second Harvest Food Bank of Northwest NC, said. The […]

  • Thanksgiving etiquette tips

    Whether you’re attending  Thanksgiving dinner as a guest or serving as host, you want to make a good impression. FOX8’s Natalie Wilson spoke with Julie Copeland, director of the Northern Guilford Chapter of the National League of Junior Cotillions, about Thanksgiving etiquette.

  • Holiday hazards for pets and how to avoid them

    JAMESTOWN, N.C. — As much as you want to include your pet in the holiday season fun, veterinarians are reminding people that not all table food or holiday treats are suitable for cats and dogs — some can lead to an upset stomach. “It’s more so the vomiting and diarrhea,” Dr. Douglas Nable, with James Landing Veterinary Hospital, said. “We see it after the holidays because people are feeding their animals food that they’re eating.” Nabel says a slice of […]

  • UNCG students’ project on sexual health sparks community interest

    GREENSBORO, N.C. — A class project leads to a broader discussion about how the Greensboro community influences people’s sexual health decisions. Students at the University of North Carolina at Greensboro used photography to bring attention to certain issues and create a dialogue with community leaders on how to address the topics expressed in the photos. FOX8’s Natalie Wilson spoke with some of the students about what they learned in the process.

  • Financial Peace University helping Triad residents with debt

    GUILFORD COUNTY, N.C. — If you’re deep in debt and don’t know where to turn, there are thousands of books and programs that try to help you. However, one in particular is allowing local churches to help people manage their finances wisely. It’s called Financial Peace University and is founded by radio host Dave Ramsey. It’s a nine-week course that is described as a biblically-based curriculum that teaches people how to handle money in God’s ways. Those who have taken […]

  • Type 2 diabetes a growing problem

    When John Poer’s doctor told him he could lose body parts, it was enough to get his attention. “It was not like someone told me I had cancer and I had six months to live, but it was quite a shock,” he said. His doctor gave a graphic description of what could happen if he didn’t manage living with diabetes adequately. “We’ll probably start with your feet and work our way up your legs with amputations, your hands will probably […]

  • UniverSoul Circus celebrating 20 years

    GREENSBORO, N.C. — The UniverSoul Circus is celebrating 20 years. FOX8’s Natalie Wilson spoke with some of the performers during their latest stop in Greensboro about why entertaining millions hasn’t lost its thrill.

  • Mrs. Hanes’ Cookies: The holiday rush

    CLEMMONS, N.C. — Mrs. Hanes’ Hand-Made Moravian Cookies is based in Clemmons, but its cookies are in demand around the world, especially during the holiday season. FOX8’s Natalie Wilson spoke with Travis and Evva Hanes about why their cookies remain popular and how they keep up with the holiday rush.


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