Natalie Tysdal anchors Daybreak on Colorado’s Own Channel 2 from 5-9 a.m. weekday mornings. Natalie is returning to Daybreak after leaving in 2013 to spend time with her family. Before leaving she hosted both Daybreak and Colorado’s Everyday Show on FOX31.
Before moving to Denver Natalie reported and anchored in Dallas, TX, Pensacola, FL, Mobile, AL, Twin Falls, ID and Lincoln, NE. She has covered major hurricanes along the Gulf Coast, moderated gubernatorial debates and interviewed political figures and Hollywood stars from around the world. She has been recognized with numerous awards for her feature, medical and investigative reporting including an Emmy for breaking news in Colorado and the Gracie Allen award for local news anchor.
Natalie started her career as a photographer and editor while attending the school of Journalism at the University of Nebraska, Lincoln. With a degree in Broadcasting and minors in history, political science and sociology, she decided to become a producer which eventually led to jobs reporting and anchoring. In her words, “there is no greater compliment than to entrust a reporter with your story. It can be personal and sometimes difficult. I’ve learned about journalism from both sides of the camera as the subject of stories and the reporter. I choose my words very carefully and I treat every story with the respect it deserves.” It is that sincere yet no-nonsense and honest approach that has won the hearts of many and gained the trust of viewers.
Natalie spends a great deal of time in the community. Outside journalism, her passion is working with kids, photography and assisting charitable organizations. She founded a committee that proposed and developed a new elementary magnet school in Colorado with a focus on critical thinking and responsible citizenship. Natalie and her husband, Tyler, have 3 children.