Natalia Verdina

Natalia Verdina


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.

If you have any story ideas you would like to share with me (or any fun advice for Tampa-livin'), please feel free to email me at and follow me on Facebook and Twitter.

The latest from Natalia Verdina


813 area code predicted to max out by 2022

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.