Natalie Brand is an award winning journalist who has spent the past decade covering news in Southern California, Portland, Oregon and most recently Phoenix, Arizona. From deadly wildfires to the Occupy Movement, she's reported on countless, different topics, earning AP awards, a regional Edward R. Murrow and a Golden Mic Award. She developed a special interest in the fight against human trafficking while working for KPTV, Fox 12 in Oregon. She's raised awareness about the issue through several special reports in both Portland and Phoenix. Currently, Natalie is studying at Harvard Kennedy School of Government where she's enrolled in a mid-career graduate program for a Master of Public Administration. She plans to return to journalism but with a greater world perspective and better understanding of the critical global and domestic issues of our time.
Natalie is a co-founding advisor of National Women’s Coalition Against Violence & Exploitation and has served as the chairperson of NWCAVE's Jane Velez-Mitchell Journalism Award. Natalie is now serving as NWCAVE's National Media Council Director and also oversees the Awards Committee which includes the National Journalism Award and The Rita Corbin Burns Award.
When she’s not looking for the next big story, Natalie can be found on the golf course, sampling new restaurants, volunteering and spending time with family, friends and her two rescue cats, Oliver and Preston.