Natalie Faunce

Natalie Faunce

Daytime Blue Ridge Host

Natalie is an Emmy-Award-winning TV Host, reporter, writer and producer. She came to Roanoke in 2005 after spending time in just about every corner of the country. Natalie is originally from Langhorne, Pennsylvania, northeast of Philadelphia. She graduated from East Stroudsburg University in East Stroudsburg Pennsylvania before venturing out in the real world.

Natalie began her career in Clarksburg, West Virginia at CBS affiliate WDTV as an anchor, reporter and producer.  She then spent 3 years in Johnson City Tennessee as the weekend anchor/weekday reporter before becoming the main anchor at KLKN in Lincoln, Nebraska.

Along with her extensive television experience, Natalie has a background in marketing, sales and public relations. She is currently the Host of a lifestyle/entertainment program called Daytime Blue Ridge and when not on the air hosting the show, she can often be seen traveling the area documenting her experiences in her recurring series, “In a Day’s Drive.”    This popular series focuses on the fun and interesting places to visit around the region and many of the stories have been nominated for an Emmy, including those featuring Galax, Virginia, the Garth Newel Music Center,  and Sailor’s Creek Battleground State Park.  Her segment on the ultimate fan experience at Charlotte Motor Speedway won an Emmy in 2016.

Natalie is very active in her community; she is a board member of the Roanoke Children’s Theatre and participates in various local events.  She and her husband Paul, a teacher at Cave Spring High School, are the proud parents of two girls.

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