It all started when she fell asleep watching a Blue Jays game.
It was practically fate.
Fifteen-year-old Natalie awoke to Sportsnet anchors Evanka Osmak and Martine Gaillard as the featured guests on Bob McCown's Prime Time Sports show. Both ladies opened up about how they got started and what their jobs entail. Natalie was hooked and she decided right then that it was time to get into the broadcasting game. She got her first on-air experience at Rogers TV Mississauga the day before her 17th birthday.
Natalie is a graduate from Humber College with an Honours Bachelors Degree in Journalism and a Post-Grad diploma in Accelerated Print and Broadcast Journalism.
While in school she juggled being a student-athlete on the softball team; working as the lead writer, reporter and host for Humber Hawks game days; various media jobs outside of school and internships at CBC Sports, NBA TV Canada and TSN. The plan was to create an education with real world experience.
Those experiences led her to Toronto Raptors, Toronto Rock, Toronto Blue Jays, Toronto Maple Leafs, Raptors 905, Hamilton Ti-Cats, Rogers Cup, Pan Am Games and Winter Olympic coverage.
Local news coverage has been a natural transititon to her sports experience because digging for stories on the court or within the city require the same diligence and instincts. Now Natalie leads news coverage in Oakville and Burlington, ON for YourTV's Halton News.