Hello, my name is Natalia Verdina and I'm a multi-media journalist at FOX 13.
It's a dream come true to be part of the community and dedicate my time to telling stories that matter most to you.
Before coming to the Tampa Bay area, I worked as a weekend anchor and reporter at WBRZ in Baton Rouge, Louisiana.
South Louisiana has a special place in my heart, and not just because of the food! I graduated in mass communications from Loyola University New Orleans and worked on the assignment desk at WWL-TV.
My New Orleans heritage is a big part of who I am, but there's no denying my Colombian roots, either. I've lived all around the world and adapting to new cultures is a way of life for me. That's why I jumped at the chance of reporting for Univision in Raleigh, North Carolina shortly after graduating from Loyola.
Now, this adventure we call life has brought me to Tampa Bay and I couldn't be happier.