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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    WINSTON-SALEM, N.C. — The Winston-Salem Police Department is hoping to attract more 911 operators. “We’ve sent our recruiters out to all of the high schools because for that specific position, you only have to be 18 and you just have to be at least a high school graduate,” said Sgt. Verron Chue, supervisor of the recruitment unit. Over the last four months, the recruiting team has focused heavily on filling current vacancies. The City of Winston-Salem is short 13 positions. […]

  • Reidsville woman wins championship horse event

    REIDSVILLE, N.C. — When you think of a Pinto, you might think of the old Ford Pinto from the 1970s or maybe you’d rather envision a big bowl of pinto beans, but in the world of horses a Pinto is a horse with about a 50/50 mix of white and another color. When you talk to Molly Stanfield about Pintos, she’s talking about her Pinto, Blaze. The 8-year-old Pinto with a blaze of white down his face is Leo’s Blue […]

  • Thomasville wows crowds with thousands of fireworks

    In Thomasville, it’s a tradition that has a lot of meaning. Thomasville Moose Lodge celebrates July 4th by welcoming the community for a celebration with food, games, music, and a fireworks show. Richard Pender helps with the fireworks display. “It’s our tradition. We’re happy to share it with the moose lodge and everybody in Thomasville that comes by,” Pender said. Pender says the show usually lasts for 30 to 45 minutes, and this year’s display will include 128,000 firecrackers. William Burkhart, governor of […]

  • Randolph County woman has ‘she shed’

    RANDOLPH COUNTY, N.C. — It’s in her backyard, but when Cindy Eddins is in her “she shed,” it’s like she’s in another world. “Even the smell of the wood, it just makes you feel like you’re far from home,” she said. For a long time, Eddins wanted a potting shed. Her father found a utility building that was a windowless brown lawnmower shed. Her father and her husband transformed it into the space that it is now. “It’s just a […]

  • Girls’ community garden vandalized, leaders push them to bounce back

    GREENSBORO, N.C. — Jaiya Clark, McKenzie Sua, Kalyse Hilliard and Peighton Ward just wanted to do something good for the community. The girls, ages 9, 7, 5 and 2, spent the last month-and-a-half working on a community garden in the Southside neighborhood in Greensboro. The girls are part of Plant Life, an auxiliary of New Birth Community AME Church. They were not only learning about environmental science, but the girls were learning valuable social lessons such as the importance of […]

  • Reidsville police making progress with Community Improvement Task Force

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  • YWCA program helps woman lose 75 pounds, lower risk for diabetes

    WINSTON-SALEM, N.C. — The phrase “sick and tired” wasn’t just a figure of speech for Misa Crosson. “[There] were certain times that I would get up and I’m like, ‘Golly, I just wish I didn’t have to wake up in pain every day,’” she said. Only in her early 50s, Crosson was walking with a cane, dealing with osteoarthritis and on the verge of a double knee replacement. In addition to other health issues, finding out that she had prediabetes […]

  • John Grisham talks bookstore tour, meeting with fans

    GREENSBORO, N.C. — He has sold more than 300 million copies of his books. He is a household name writing bestselling thrillers including “A Time to Kill,” “The Firm,” and “The Pelican Brief” among several others. For the first time in 25 years, bestselling author John Grisham is on a bookstore tour. FOX8’s Natalie Wilson spoke one-on-one with the author before Grisham met with fans during a book-signing event at Scuppernong Books in Greensboro.

  • Bennett College’s Summer Entrepreneurship Institute prepares young women for ever-changing marketplace

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  • Local sailors want to see more women taking charge on the water

    BROWNS SUMMIT, N.C. — Spending a day sailing is something the entire family can enjoy, but some local sailors want to see more women taking charge on the water. “I noticed that during regatta days there were typically only two or three female skippers. It was all the men out there, and I figured, why can’t women be evolved and do this?” Stephanie Taylor said. Taylor would go on to start the Women on the Water sailing program in the […]

  • Single mom of 4 earns PhD from North Carolina A&T

    GREENSBORO, N.C. — It was Mother’s Day weekend when Sharita Mathis-Lawson experienced the moment she worked three years to achieve. She earned a doctor of philosophy in leadership studies from North Carolina Agricultural and Technical State University. “We got on the stage and they gave me my hood and I got my certificate and I was just like, it’s done, I’m done,” she said. Earning a Ph.D. is quite the achievement considering the demanding workload and time commitment that’s required. […]

  • Novant Health partners with Baby+Company to open birth center in Winston-Salem

    WINSTON-SALEM, N.C. — Baby+Company and Novant Health have partnered to open the first freestanding birth center in Winston-Salem. “We opened up Novant Health midwifery services about two years ago and that was all hospital based deliveries by a midwife, but what we were hearing from our moms was, ‘Gosh, I really wish I could deliver somewhere other than a hospital,’” said Kirsten Royster, service line leader for OBGYN in Novant Health’s Winston-Salem market. The two groups worked together to open […]