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

  • Tennessee Task Force Mission Done in Moore

    Posted on: 9:54 pm, May 22, 2013, by , updated on: 10:21pm, May 22, 2013

    TN Task Force One completes their mission in Moore, OK, while other Mid-South volunteers continue to help people recover from the deadly tornado.
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  • Tennessee Task Force One In Moore, OK

    Posted on: 5:51 pm, May 22, 2013, by and

    Task force members are helping in neighborhoods that were decimated by an EF-5 tornado
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  • TN Task Force One Searches for Survivors in Oklahoma

    Posted on: 9:53 pm, May 21, 2013, by , updated on: 12:38am, May 22, 2013

    Mid-South volunteers and TN Task Force One worked all day in Moore, OK, to help those in need.
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  • Mid-South Red Cross Volunteers Leave For Oklahoma

    Posted on: 1:28 pm, May 21, 2013, by , updated on: 06:58pm, May 21, 2013

    Red Cross volunteers from the Mid-South deploy to Oklahoma to help disaster relief efforts.
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  • TN Task Force One Headed To Oklahoma After Deadly Tornado

    Posted on: 10:43 pm, May 20, 2013, by and

    The team consists of approximately eighty emergency service personnel.
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  • Some School Board Commissioners Hesitant to Arm Employees in Schools

    Posted on: 9:48 pm, May 17, 2013, by , updated on: 10:28pm, May 17, 2013

    (Memphis) Several Shelby County Schools commissioners have told News Channel 3 they are not in favor of the new state...
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  • School Budget Requires Asking County Commission For Money

    Posted on: 9:49 pm, May 16, 2013, by , updated on: 12:19pm, May 17, 2013

    The school board approved its budget for the new school year, which includes a $30 million gap they hope the county commission will fund.
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  • Ride of Silence in Honor of Slain Bicyclists

    Posted on: 10:07 pm, May 15, 2013, by , updated on: 10:37pm, May 15, 2013

    Hernando cyclists ride in honor of those who were killed by drivers, and to raise awareness of laws regarding cyclists on the road.
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  • Board Debate and Public Comments on Budget Proposal

    Posted on: 9:52 pm, May 14, 2013, by , updated on: 10:32pm, May 14, 2013

    (Memphis) The merged Shelby County Schools staff presented to the board a $1.187 billion budget Tuesday night, launching them into...
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  • Holly Bobo’s Family Calls for New Task Force

    Posted on: 9:33 pm, May 13, 2013, by , updated on: 03:26pm, May 14, 2013

    Holly Bobo's family is circulating a petition, asking for state lawmakers to create a new task force for all missing persons cases in Tennessee.
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  • Ordinance Prepares to Exempt Memphis Drivers From Car Inspections

    Posted on: 10:08 pm, May 10, 2013, by , updated on: 10:24pm, May 10, 2013

    An ordinance may exempt Memphis drivers from car inspections for the next two years.
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  • Memphis Teenager Honored in Washington D.C. for Volunteer Work

    Posted on: 9:27 pm, May 9, 2013, by , updated on: 10:40pm, May 9, 2013

    A Memphis teenager wins a national honor for her work in helping the homeless.
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