Natalie’s interest in journalism stems from government advocacy. She was in high school when Arizona passed SB 1070 and her government teacher encouraged her class to write to their local government officials. She could see the toll the anti-illegal immigration act took on her family and her community. It was then she realized the power of speech and the need to be educated and active in local government.
Natalie earned a Bachelor of Arts degree at Webster University in St. Louis, Missouri. While in college, she interned at Fox 2 news, PBS Nine Network and the International Institute of St. Louis. At The Journal, a student-led newspaper, she won 2015 Missouri Photojournalist of the Year and Society of Professional Journalists 1st Place Breaking News for her coverage on the unrest in Ferguson following the Michael Brown shooting.
Natalie is a San Antonio native who spent much of her career in the Midwest. She comes from NTV News in Nebraska where she was a multimedia journalist and produced their weekend newscasts. Her weekend team won 1st place weekend edition for the Associated Press.
Born and raised in Texas, Natalie has come back to be closer to her family and her native roots. She enjoys finding fun new places to eat, dancing, and being active in the community.