Meet Natasha Chughtai!
Natasha Chughtai joined the WTVY News Team in April of 2014 as an Evening Anchor. Natasha has several years of experience spanning many different states.
Natasha grew up in Minnetonka, Minnesota and attended the University of Minnesota Twin Cities.
Her first job was on the shores of Lake Superior in Duluth where despite the cold she got her feet wet covering news close to her hometown.
After that she was asked to Anchor the weekend news at the prestigious Edward Murrow Award winning station KTUU in Anchorage, Alaska. There she covered many memorable stories including flying to a remote island on the Bering Sea to unearth a mysterious whistling language. She also won two Alaska Press Club awards for her stories on Meth in the Last Frontier.
After two years she moved to Eugene, Oregon to Anchor the 10pm news at KVAL-TV/FOX.
She became a lifelong Oregon Duck fan and was honored to receive the “Best News Personality” award two years in a row by readers of the Eugene weekly. She loved it so much she stayed five years.
“Being in Eugene was one of the best experiences of my life” she says. “I made lifelong friends there.”
Her next stop was back North to Iowa where she anchored the morning and noon news at KWWL in Waterloo, Iowa. There she was honored to receive the “Cedar Valley Best News Anchor” award in early 2014.
Natasha says she is thrilled to be in the South. “I cannot believe how warm and welcoming everyone is and I am so excited to make this my home.”
You can also see Natasha briefly in the movie “State of Play” with Russell Crowe and Ben Affleck. She plays a News Anchor of course!
In her free time she loves to watch documentaries, read new books and dabbles in trying new recipes.
Be sure to follow her journey by “liking” her on Facebook and following her on Twitter.
You can also follow her blog by visiting Natasha Chughtai, Glass Half Full.