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, oddly enough right as it started. Both ladies spilled the beans on how they got started to what their jobs entail. Natalie was hooked and it was time to get into the game. She got her first on-air gig the day before her 16th 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.
What most people don't know is that she juggled being a student-athlete, lead writer, reporter and host for the Humber Hawks, various media jobs outside of school and multiple internships at CBC Sports, NBA TV Canada and TSN. The plan was to create an education with real world experience.
Her sacrifices continue to pay off. Natalie has been in the thick of Toronto Raptors, Toronto Rock, Toronto Blue Jays, Toronto Maple Leafs, Raptors 905, Hamilton Ti-Cats, Rogers Cup and Pan Am Games coverage that has cemented Natalie as a multi-platformed journalist that can work effectively on a team and as a solo journalist.
Natalie has been applauded for her confidence on-camera and while hosting live events, her conversational interviews, flow of writing for news, magazine and broadcast mediums, videography, and social media.