Natalie Shepherd, Evening Anchor

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Natalie grew up in Milford, Michigan, a small town outside of Detroit. She graduated from Kalamazoo College with a degree in English Literature, but didn’t know a career in journalism was in her future. After spending a short time working for an advertising agency in Chicago, Natalie applied to Northwestern University’s graduate program, and the rest is history. She started her reporting career at WILX-TV in Lansing, Michigan, where she covered state politics and Michigan State University. From there, it was on to WWMT-TV, where Natalie worked as the Battle Creek bureau chief. During her time there, Natalie was honored with a regional Emmy award for her story on a local football star, paralyzed in a motorcycle accident, and his struggle to walk again.

It wasn’t long before Natalie moved on to a warmer climate at WFLA-TV, in Tampa, Florida. While in Tampa, Natalie covered everything from tropical storms, to the Republican National Convention, Super Bowl XLIII, and the Tampa Bay Rays’ World Series run in 2008. It was also in Tampa that Natalie made the move to investigative journalism, working with WFLA’s 8 On Your Side Investigative team. She was also named anchor of the Midday newscast.

Natalie spent five years anchoring the evening newscasts at WWL-TV in New Orleans, Louisiana—learning about Mardi Gras, Cajun and Creole cooking, and the wonderful culture in Southeast Louisiana.

In addition to anchoring the 5 p.m., 9 p.m. and 10 p.m. newscasts at CBS 58, Natalie also produces Natalie's Everyday Heroes. The franchise focuses on people in Southeast Wisconsin who are making a positive difference in their communities.

When she’s not at work, Natalie enjoys cooking, reading, and checking out new restaurants. She’s also a certified barre instructor who loves to work out. Since moving to Milwaukee, she's completed several half marathons in the area.

Natalie loves living on Milwaukee's East Side with her Maine Coon kitten, Murray. If you have questions, or a suggestion for Everyday Heroes, send Natalie an email at [email protected], or connect with her on Facebook and Twitter, @NewsNatalie.

Articles by Natalie Shepherd