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.
Four months before Eloisa Morillo and her fiancee tie the knot, the couple is scrambling to find a last-minute reception venue.
About 20 domestic rabbits were dumped in a marshy area of a Carrollwood neighborhood Monday.
A man was caught crawling through the ceiling of a Pasco County Walmart Tuesday.
In the tenth case of rabies confirmed in Polk County this year, a teen was bitten by a raccoon. He wants to warn others about animals that may seem a little too comfortable with humans.
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.