Natasha Chen


Natasha Chen came to News Channel 3 in August 2010, after anchoring and reporting for KXXV in Waco and Killeen, Texas.

She has spent most of her life in California but is excited to learn all about the Mid-South!

Born and raised in the San Francisco Bay Area, Natasha graduated Phi Beta Kappa with a degree in psychology from Stanford University and was a dean's scholar at the University of Southern California, where she earned a masters degree in broadcast journalism.

For her graduate thesis, Natasha used her Mandarin to produce a documentary on democracy in Taiwan, featuring an exclusive interview with the Taiwanese president. In 2008, she also followed the U.S. presidential elections in the Southwest, which led her to discover Central Texas.

In Killeen, Natasha was first to go live from the Fort Hood shootings of Nov. 5, 2009. In addition to crime, she typically covered city politics, education and consumer advocacy stories.

When she's not reporting, Natasha loves to sing and dance.

She's done musical theater in California, Texas and even Oxford, England, and directed Stanford Mixed Company a cappella group in college.

She is a member of the Asian American Journalists Association.

Recent Articles

  • Memphis Man Arrested For Threatening President Obama’s Life

    Posted on: 6:20 pm, July 26, 2013, by and , updated on: 07:44am, July 27, 2013

    During a phone conversation conversation, he is allegedly heard saying they're going to "burn," "kill" and "murk" (street slang for murder) the president.
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  • Arkansas Law Now Allows Saliva Tests At DUI Stops

    Posted on: 9:34 pm, July 25, 2013, by , updated on: 10:40pm, July 25, 2013

    A new law allows Arkansas law enforcement to use saliva tests in the field when conducting a DUI stop.
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  • Panel Addresses Issues Beyond Trayvon Martin Case

    Posted on: 9:45 pm, July 24, 2013, by , updated on: 10:21pm, July 24, 2013

    The National Civil Rights Museum hosted a forum to talk about greater issues stemming from the Trayvon Martin case.
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  • MATA Proposes Layoffs, Route Cuts And Changes

    Posted on: 9:02 pm, July 23, 2013, by , updated on: 10:22pm, July 23, 2013

    MATA employees face impending layoffs, while bus riders voice opposition to the proposed cuts and changes to bus routes.
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  • Tennessee Cell Phone-Involved Fatalities Ten Times National Average

    Posted on: 10:22 pm, July 22, 2013, by , updated on: 02:26pm, July 23, 2013

    The percentage of deadly accidents caused by cell phone use is 10 times higher in Tennessee than the national average.
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  • One Injured In Crenshaw, MS Roof Collapse

    Posted on: 3:59 pm, July 22, 2013, by and , updated on: 04:48pm, July 22, 2013

    The building is in the 600 block of Broad Street
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  • French Riviera Spa Closing In Hickory Hill

    Posted on: 9:43 pm, July 19, 2013, by , updated on: 10:20pm, July 19, 2013

    Members of the French Riviera Spa in Hickory Hill are signing a petition to stop the gym from closing.
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  • Photos: Impact of Thursday’s Storm

    Posted on: 5:08 pm, July 18, 2013, by and , updated on: 12:09pm, July 19, 2013

    At one point, MLGW reported more than 5,000 customers were without power.
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    Austin Peay Hwy and James Road. From reporter Natasha Chen.
  • Baby Swallows Grandma’s Meth

    Posted on: 8:31 pm, July 17, 2013, by , updated on: 12:13am, July 18, 2013

    A baby is in the hospital after swallowing her grandmother's meth.
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  • West Memphians Rally For Trayvon Martin

    Posted on: 9:49 pm, July 16, 2013, by , updated on: 10:22pm, July 16, 2013

    The group of parents and grandparents said they wanted to send a message to their children that they should not have to fear being the target of racial profiling.
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  • Melrose Principal On Leave After Audit

    Posted on: 6:00 pm, July 15, 2013, by and , updated on: 10:27pm, July 15, 2013

    Investigation into the spending of school funds was requested by the Melrose Alumni
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  • Minister Accused of Throwing Brick At Neighbor

    Posted on: 8:25 pm, July 12, 2013, by , updated on: 10:14pm, July 12, 2013

    A minister turns himself in after being accused of throwing a brick at a neighbor.
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