University of Wisconsin–Madison

Natasha Ali

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Natasha is currently a producer for HLN (formerly Headline News). She is currently working on developing and launching new programming for the 24 hour news network. She was previously a producer for Showbiz Tonight on the same network. Immediately before working at HLN, Natasha was a producer for ABC’s World News Weekend where she covered breaking news like Hurricane Katrina. Natasha spent nearly 7 years at New York City’s 24 news station NY1 where she covered everything from the tragic events of 9/11 to New York’s Fashion Week. Natasha started her career in Madison working at WKOW-TV and WISC-TV.

Natasha is a longtime member of the National Association of Black Journalists. Natasha is also an alum and active supporter of A Better Chance Inc. She is a passionate mentor for young people in her personal and professional life.

Natasha has been a member of the University of Wisconsin School of Journalism and Mass Communications Board of Visitors since 2010 and was named as a Wisconsin Alumni Association ‘Forward Under Forty’ honoree in 2013.

Natasha received her masters degree from the UW SJMC and her undergraduate degree in African American Studies from the University of Maryland at College Park.