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

  • Exclusive: Grizzlies Coach Hopes to Stay, Gets Fan Support

    Posted on: 4:57 pm, June 5, 2013, by and , updated on: 10:20pm, June 5, 2013

    Grizzlies coach, Lionel Hollins, spoke to News Channel 3 about his affinity with Memphis. Fans voice their hopes that he'll stay.
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  • Mayor and Council Spar Over How They Arrived at Fiscal Crisis

    Posted on: 9:37 pm, June 4, 2013, by , updated on: 10:32pm, June 4, 2013

    Mayor AC Wharton calls out Councilman Jim Strickland in getting to the root of how the city got into a fiscal crisis.
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  • Shelby County Passes Budget; Tax Hike Gets First Approval

    Posted on: 5:05 pm, June 3, 2013, by and , updated on: 09:26pm, June 3, 2013

    The budget approved is $1.194 billion, minus $300k from Juvenile Court
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  • Child Killed After Being Hit By Car In Sardis, MS

    Posted on: 3:43 pm, May 31, 2013, by and , updated on: 03:53pm, May 31, 2013

    A two-year-old girl was run over and killed in her grandmother's driveway.
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  • One Dead In Car Wash Shooting

    Posted on: 2:22 pm, May 30, 2013, by and , updated on: 10:28pm, May 30, 2013

    A man was shot and killed at a car wash in Whitehaven. Police are still searching for the suspect.
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  • Arkansas Polls Drivers on Feasibility of I-40 Toll Lane

    Posted on: 8:38 pm, May 29, 2013, by , updated on: 10:32pm, May 29, 2013

    Arkansas authorities have a survey to ask drivers how they feel about paying a toll for expanding I-40.
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  • Shelby County Schools Keep Existing Uniform Policy

    Posted on: 10:20 pm, May 28, 2013, by , updated on: 10:22pm, May 28, 2013

    (Memphis) The merged Shelby County Schools will keep existing uniform policies for the 2013-2014 school year. The board voted Tuesday...
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  • Grizzlies Fans Loyal to the End

    Posted on: 11:14 pm, May 27, 2013, by

    Grizzlies lost to the Spurs in the Western Conference Championships, but the fans still believe their record-breaking season is a win for the city.
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  • Update: Missing Man’s Body Found

    Posted on: 8:48 pm, May 24, 2013, by , and , updated on: 11:12pm, May 25, 2013

    Michael Holland had been missing since Wednesday.
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  • Municipal Schools Vote Set For July

    Posted on: 4:16 pm, May 24, 2013, by and , updated on: 04:58pm, May 24, 2013

    Voters will choose whether to stay with the unified school district or form their own
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  • Body Found During Search for Missing Man

    Posted on: 12:48 pm, May 24, 2013, by , and , updated on: 08:46pm, May 24, 2013

    Michael Olin Holland, Jr. has not been seen since Wednesday
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  • Mid-South Red Cross Aids Moore Tornado Victims

    Posted on: 4:29 pm, May 23, 2013, by

    Mid-South Red Cross volunteers prepare to feed tornado victims and provide medical assistance in Moore, Oklahoma.
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