Natasha is thrilled to be at KBTX and in Aggieland.
A San Diego native, Natasha wrote for her high school campus newspaper, “The Pointer,” and knew early on that her thirst for current events and fascination of hearing people’s stories would pave the way to a lifetime of excitement in the news industry.
After graduating from California State University Fullerton, Natasha landed her first on-air gig in 2007 at KZSW-TV in Temecula, California. Interviewing politicians like former Gov. Arnold Schwarzenegger, Rep. Darrell Issa and former New York Mayor Rudy Giuliani were a dream come true. However, covering the Rice Canyon wildfires was truly a wakeup call. This taught Natasha that the media played an important role for monitoring the safety of others.
Risking your life as a journalist to inform wasn’t all Natasha experienced. It was her encounter with a homeowner who lost everything in a fire but was thankful to have her animals that was the first of many reminders to come of how precious relationships are and how easily materials can be replaced.
In 2009, Natasha followed another one of her dreams: living in Alaska. Natasha headed to Anchorage for a reporter position at the ABC affiliate KIMO. Whether it was flying through Mt. Redoubt to assess volcanic activity, meeting mushers who train their dogs on glaciers or interviewing former Gov. Sarah Palin who made the national stage during that time, there was never a dull moment. Natasha was named the 10 p.m. anchor that summer and loved every minute. She also produced and anchored weekly health segments. After an ownership change, Natasha was promoted to news director and hosted a daily political show.
In 2012, Natasha headed south to another big state: Texas. Natasha anchored and produced Sunday evening newscasts at KCBD and worked as the investigative reporter. Uncovering government waste, including the city’s failure to properly maintain their fire hydrants, were all eye openers for the community.
Natasha enjoys living a healthy lifestyle. An avid runner and hiker, she’s always seeking out new trails and adventures.
If you have a story idea, please email her at firstname.lastname@example.org.