Natalie Brunell
Emmy Winning Journalist


Broadcast Experience

National Correspondent   —    ABC News    –   Los Angeles    (Current)

  • Write and anchor packages for affiliate news service NewsOne from ABC LA bureau
  • Travel for breaking news events and report live in the field at national events including California’s historic wildfires, Hurricane Florence, the 2018 Election and President George H.W. Bush and Barbara Bush’s funerals
  • Report and anchor live for ABC News digital platforms

Reporter   —    KCRA-TV    –   Sacramento   2016-2018

  • Report nightside for top-rated station in the state capital for live breaking news
  • Cover public policy, business, crime, features and investigative stories

Investigator/Fill-Anchor  –    KESQ-TV    –   Palm Springs   2013-2015

  • Write day-turn enterprise and investigative stories and serve as anchor for ABC 3/ CBS 2
  • Emmy Nomination: Investigative Report  |  Emmy Win: Breaking News Coverage

Reporter/Producer   —    Reuters TV    –   Los Angeles   2012-2013

  • Write, edit video and produce packages for international and domestic feeds
  • Contribute to science and technology-focused ‘Innovations’ feed

2012 News Fellow/AP   —    CNN    –   Los Angeles  2012-2013

  • Write and report stories for
  • Write, edit video and produce packages for broadcast at CNN affiliates (domestic & international)
  • Assist on off-site shoots, story coverage and research

Reporter/Anchor   —     Medill News Service    –   D.C./Chicago  2011-2012

  • Report on Capitol Hill, 2012 election, urban affairs, health & science, and national security
  • Produce original video, print, photo and web content for Medill and client publications
  • Anchor and produce 30-minute newscast for Northwestern News Network

Investigative Unit Assistant   —    WMAQ-TV    –   Chicago  2011-2012

  • Work closely with Rob Stafford and investigative producers to gather and research stories
  • Increase team’s social media presence to encourage audience interaction and promote investigative pieces

Agent Assistant/Receptionist   —    CAA    –   Los Angeles  2010-2011

  • Assist fast-paced agent desks with high volume of calls, meetings and submissions
  • CAA Task Force volunteer for philanthropy events; Young Hollywood Party planning committee member

Bilingual Reporter   —    Hollywood Foreign Press (Italy)  2009

  • Attend press junkets; assist with writing articles
  • Conduct interviews that include Clive Owen, J.J. Abrams, Roberto Orci and Alex Kurtzman

Bilingual Reporter/VJ   —     SeeTen TV Italy    –   Florence  2008

  • Report on-camera as cultural event/food & wine correspondent; produce video content for TV and web
  • Shoot, edit, and produce short informational travel segments; create televised ad proposal about Tuscany

Intern, Good Day L.A.   —    KTTV-TV    –  Los Angeles  2008

  • Work closely with producers to gather and research stories; significantly expand reporting skills
  • Write broadcast stories that are read on-air by anchors in second largest market

Reporter/Talk Show Host   —    TV-26 Malibu    –   Malibu  2005-2009

  • Produce live-to-tape lifestyles and women’s interest talk show, “Strong Currents”
  • Pioneer student reporter coverage of Hollywood movie premieres; develop PR contacts at movie studios
  • Create packages, VOs, and VO/SOTs for broadcast to over 13,000 people in Malibu and Calabasas



Medill School of Journalism, Northwestern University      |   Washington, D.C. & Chicago, IL    |     June 2011-12

  • Master’s of Science in Broadcast Journalism with 3.75 GPA
  • Serve on Graduate Student Advisory Council as student representative
  • Scholarship recipient, Association of Women Journalists – Chicago

Pepperdine University   Bachelor of Arts – Broadcast News   |                   Malibu, CA                  |     Aug 05-May 09

  • Awards – graduate Magna Cum Laude, first Italian Studies major in university’s history, Dean’s list (all semesters), recipient of William Randolph Hearst scholarship, Italian Studies Student of the Year 2009
  • Activities – TV-26, The Graphic (student newspaper), Pepperdine Dance Team, Italian Honor Society


Relevant Skills

Video Editing: Final Cut Pro, Adobe Premiere, AVID, iMovie

Newsroom: AP ENPS, AVID iNews, CNN Newsource

Shooting: DSLR, Panasonic P2, Mini DV, TV studio pedestal cameras

Other: WordPress, HTML/CSS, Dreamweaver, Adobe Photoshop, Adobe Soundbooth, Adobe Flash

Social Media: Twitter, Facebook, YouTube, Vimeo, LinkedIn, Tumblr, Pinterest

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