Natalie Brunell
Emmy Winning Journalist


Broadcast Experience

Reporter                                                                  KCRA-TV   |            Sacramento, CA             |         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

Reporter/Fill-in Anchor                                         KESQ-TV   |           Palm Springs, CA           |          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, CA            |         2012-2013

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

2012 CNN News Fellow                                                CNN   |             Los Angeles, CA            |         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    |   Washington, 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

Intern, Investigative Unit                                   WMAQ-TV   |                Chicago, IL                   |        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 Asst/Receptionist                Creative Artists Agency   |              Los Angeles, CA              |      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)   |               Los Angeles, CA                |      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 Productions   |                 Florence, Italy                  |       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 FOX 11   |               Los Angeles, CA                |         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, CA                    |   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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