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

  • Suburbs Debate Sharing A Superintendent

    Posted on: 10:30 pm, July 11, 2013, by

    Only a few suburbs are interested in sharing a superintendent, and not everyone agrees on whether that would even be legal.
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  • Special Master Bills School District

    Posted on: 9:29 pm, July 11, 2013, by

    Special Master Rick Masson has billed the district more than $28,000 for his work.
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  • Police Need Help Identifying Suspects Who Abducted and Robbed Woman

    Posted on: 8:53 pm, July 10, 2013, by , updated on: 10:17pm, July 10, 2013

    A woman was abducted by two suspects and forced to withdraw all the money from her bank account.
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  • Home Invasion Results In First Senatobia Murder In Almost A Decade

    Posted on: 9:25 pm, July 9, 2013, by , updated on: 10:22pm, July 9, 2013

    A home invasion leading to the murder of a Senatobia man is the first homicide of that town in almost 10 years.
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  • Mother Killed, Children Hurt In Mississippi Crash

    Posted on: 3:40 pm, July 8, 2013, by , and , updated on: 03:52pm, July 8, 2013

    A mother was killed, but her two children are recovering from an accident. The children, and the two people in the other car, are at local hospitals.
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  • As Affirmative Action Comes Under Fire, More Schools Look to Economic Diversity

    Posted on: 10:40 pm, June 27, 2013, by , updated on: 10:39pm, June 27, 2013

    With traditional affirmative action undergoing greater scrutiny, the attention is now often focused on creating socioeconomic diversity at colleges.
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  • Programs To Help Low Income Students Go To College

    Posted on: 10:40 am, June 27, 2013, by and

    Colleges and universities are trying to reach out, especially to low income students who may be the first in their family to go to college
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  • Recent Power Outages Due to Accident and Technical Failures

    Posted on: 9:02 pm, June 14, 2013, by , updated on: 10:17pm, June 14, 2013

    MLGW says several cable and equipment failures caused recent outages.
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  • Oopsy…Woman Texts Police Instead Of Drug Dealer

    Posted on: 8:37 pm, June 13, 2013, by , updated on: 10:28pm, June 13, 2013

    An Arlington woman mistakenly texted a Bartlett police officer for drugs.
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  • Elderly Woman Stabbed To Death

    Posted on: 8:25 pm, June 11, 2013, by and , updated on: 10:12pm, June 11, 2013

    A woman was stabbed to death in the 1100 block of Lexington Circle this evening.
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  • School Board Postpones Decision On Corporal Punishment, Changes Cell Phone Policy

    Posted on: 7:00 pm, June 11, 2013, by and , updated on: 02:29pm, June 12, 2013

    The board will discuss and vote on the issue next week.
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  • Social Media Site Helps Neighbors Protect Their Community

    Posted on: 9:35 pm, June 10, 2013, by , updated on: 10:28pm, June 10, 2013

    The site only approves users whose addresses are verified, and members in one neighborhood network cannot see activity in another network.
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