Natalie Pasquarella

Natalie co-anchors Eyewitness News at 5:30 p.m. weeknights and anchors the hour-long newscast Eyewitness News at 10 p.m. on TV 64. Natalie joined the Channel 9 team in August 2008, as a morning anchor for Eyewitness News Daybreak.

During her work out in the field, Natalie has produced several investigative reports that include an in-depth look at the rise of human trafficking in Charlotte and the rise in Black Tar Heroin use in the city.

Natalie traveled to the White House to interview President Barack Obama one-on-one in 2011 six months before the Democratic National Convention came to Charlotte. Natalie enjoyed co-anchoring the live event alongside her Channel 9 team members as more than 35,000 people poured into the city in the fall of 2012.

Natalie also takes on the role of a Family Focus reporter, where she has the opportunity to look into the heart of the community. With these segments, she covers how the people of Charlotte are helping others in the Queen City. Natalie likes to stay involved in the community and has a passion for volunteering to help the homeless.

One of her favorite quotes to live by is from Winston Churchill, who said, “We make a living by what we get, but we make a life by what we give.” Natalie currently sits on the board of A Child’s Place, a nonprofit that works to erase the impact of homelessness on children in Charlotte.

Before covering the Carolinas, Natalie was covering the Ohio Valley at WTOV in Steubenville, Ohio. There, she worked as a news anchor, reporter and producer. Natalie is also a native of Steubenville.  Natalie is a Kent State University alumni and prior to graduation, she spent time covering all 5 boroughs in New York City while interning at NY1 News.

She is the oldest of four children and loves spending time with her family. When she's not at the news desk or out in the field, Natalie likes to travel, preferably to tropical locations! She enjoys the theatre and baseball games; and making the most of a great destination in our own backyard: Lake Norman, N.C.

Latest from Natalie Pasquarella

Family Focus: Agency’s summer campaign aims to help 50 nonprofits

Food, school uniforms and computers are on a summer wish list for about 50 nonprofits. This  month, Share Charlotte will launch a campaign to help the agencies get the items. While doing summer shopping, soon-to-be eighth-grader Carla is checking out the school uniforms. “I come here with my friends and ...

Investigator: Human decomposition found where missing Charlotte teen lived

There are new leads in the search for a Charlotte teen who disappeared nearly two decades ago.   Investigators were on the scene of a home in Oakland, California Thursday where Kristen Modafferi was living when she vanished in 1997. She was 18 years old at that time. Human decomposition ...

Family Focus: Church store provides free clothes to foster families

A Matthews church opened a clothing store this week for foster children.   Eyewitness News anchor Natalie Pasquarella stopped in to find out how volunteers hope to make it more than just a shopping trip for families. New clothes, shoes and accessories at Mosaic-Style with Love are free to area ...

Badly injured, malnourished dog dumped in Matthews recovering

A pit bull found malnourished and injured in Matthews is doing better, police said. Eyewitness News anchor Natalie Pasquarella found out officers have received very few leads to help find whoever hurt the dog. Echo has gained nine pounds in six days. "(The dog was in) very bad condition, he ...

Paralympian running again after prosthetic legs stolen

A paralympic athlete in Charlotte was back to training Tuesday after thieves forced him off the track and field last week. Someone broke into Paul Peterson III’s apartment last week and stole the sprinter’s running blades. Previous story: Paralympian’s running blades, medals stolen from apartment Eyewitness News anchor Natalie Pasquarella ...

Residents hopeful Charlotte will take over water system

A proposal is on the table for Charlotte Water to take over service for many of Mint Hill residents who have complained for two years about brown-colored drinking water. Anchor Natalie Pasquarella went to that neighborhood to talk with one homeowner who said she's been waiting years for this. "Our ...

Family Focus: Union County teacher engages students, wins award

University of North Carolina-Charlotte awarded a Union County teacher with the Beginning Teacher of the Year Award. Students and staff gave Marisa Difronzo rave reviews.   The Weddington High School English teacher prepared her classes for exams this week. "Raise your hand if you can tell me the two major ...

Team USA Paralympian’s running blades, medals stolen

Paul Peterson III, 22, said thieves stole his clothing, championship medals and his running blades from his apartment. His legs, as he calls them, refer to his running blades. The Team USA track and field Paralympic sprinter has been preparing for an upcoming race. His training has been put to ...

Paralympian’s running blades, medals stolen from apartment

A local paralympian is hoping police will catch the people who broke into his Charlotte apartment. Paul Peterson III, 22, said thieves stole his clothing, championship medals and his running blades. "Three running legs! Took all my national championship medals. I mean you know medals, that I had just from ...

9 Investigates: Police warn parents of teen sexting, increase in ‘exposed pages’

School officials and authorities are out to inform students about the potential dangers of social media. "When they get more ‘likes’ it encourages them to put more posts, more pictures,” seventh-grade student Pustanjali Gurung told anchor Natalie Pasquarella. Pasquarella arranged a discussion about social media with middle and high school ...