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 reporter for Univision in Raleigh, North Carolina and then 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 I’m also half Colombian. I’ve lived all around the world. If you ask me where I’m from, I usually ask if you want the long or short version. I was born in Spain and due to my father’s diplomatic career, lived in Puerto Rico, England and Venezuela. I graduated from the International Baccalaureate program from Escuela Campo Alegre, the American International School in Caracas, Venezuela.
Growing up in different cultures has been a blessing and is one of the reasons I love reporting the news. Meeting new people, hearing their perspectives, and learning about different topics is my passion.
Now, this adventure we call life has brought me to Tampa and I couldn't be happier.
A St. Pete couple’s dream wedding was made possible – at the last minute – thanks to complete strangers.
A pair of recently-rescued Florida panther kittens pounce and play with their favorite toy at ZooTampa at Lowry Park.
Residents in South Hillsborough County feel like their walls are caving in as new developments go up by the day, but a moratorium on new projects could hit pause on what one commissioner called "unmitigated urban sprawl."
Monday in a rural area of Polk County, two deputies walked along a normally quiet street, looking for a stolen truck.
Furniture shopping isn't what it used to be.
Hours after taking a group of children to the movies, a woman was shot in a parking lot at an apartment complex in Brandon.
There are now 18 area codes across the sunshine state and, as of Tuesday, a new one was approved for the Panhandle. State regulators predict Tampa will be next.
According to a county spokesman, the more than 300 dogs rescued from Trish's All-Breed Grooming have a high market value, and officials worry the dogs will be adopted and resold.
Pasco County deputies said they received a 911 call from a witness who said she was sitting outside when she heard a loud thud followed by the sound of a baby crying.
Florida leaders, at the local and state levels, joined federal officials Friday to announce they are working together to protect the state's election systems from foreign interference.