Natalie is a journalist with nearly 15 years of experience and more than five years of top leadership experience in sports media. Most of her time in the business has been spent reporting on some of college football's most successful programs.
Currently, she is a deputy regional sports editor for The News & Observer and McClatchy Southeast, where she leads college coverage in North Carolina. The former collegiate volleyball player is also the president and founder of The Mental Game 501(c)(3). The non-profit organization works to normalize conversations about mental health in the sports world.
The award-winning journalist previously led a video production company that covered basketball in the southeast. Prior to that, Natalie was a senior reporter covering college football in the Southeastern Conference for AL.com and The Birmingham News. Her career has also taken her to Tallahassee, Florida where she spent more than three years covering Florida State football, basketball and baseball for the Tallahassee Democrat.
Natalie got her start in Cleveland, Mississippi, where she worked as a general assignment reporter and weekly columnist for The Cleveland News Leader. A native of Lake Mary, Florida, Natalie earned her Master of Science in broadcast & digital journalism from Syracuse University and her Bachelor of Arts in journalism from Delta State University.