Natalie Bomke is an anchor and reporter at FOX 32.
Bomke is a proud University of Illinois graduate and Fighting Illini "super" fan.
"I've worked my entire career to get to Chicago. When I saw the city skyline, for the first time as a Chicago resident, I was sitting in the back of a taxi cab. The driver must have thought I was nuts because I had tears in my eyes," she said.
Bomke's broadcast career began in Central Illinois as a morning anchor and reporter for WICD-TV in Champaign and WICS-TV in her hometown of Springfield.
She also co-anchored FOX40 Live Morning News in Sacramento, California and FOX26 Morning News in Houston, Texas.
Bomke is proud of her efforts to highlight the needs of California's homeless.
In Sacramento, Bomke invited former NBA player and city mayor, Kevin Johnson, to camp with a group of homeless citizens. The mayor's overnight visit made national headlines and put the need for transitional housing on the city agenda. She was selected to conduct a one-on-one interview with Governor Arnold Schwarzenegger during state budget negotiations.
In Texas, Bomke worked with veterans drawing attention to the high rate of suicide and lack of mental health treatment for our military men and women. She also produced a one hour special featuring Houston doctors who extracted stem cells from a baby's umbilical cord to treat cancer.
Bomke is a certified fitness instructor. She has two feline friends adopted from the SPCA and Humane Society.
Maine West students graduated in virtual ceremony on Sunday, and one of their commencement speakers really knows you don't need perfect sight to have a vision. Anahi Sosa is an above-average teenager who happens to be legally blind.
The young makers of a local board game are working to keep you entertained during the stay-at-home order.
The program is currently operating at eight locations throughout Chicago, feeding 3,000 kids.
A little girl with a big dream is making sure everyone who cannot afford a mask to cover up is getting one.
At a time when many people are feeling lost, a Gary, Indiana teen is sharing her personal journey for finding hope. At a young age, she lost both of her brothers to gun violence.
She is a full-time college student and a full-time EMT in the city of Chicago. As you can imagine, the on-the-job training she is getting right now, as a medical student during a pandemic, is priceless.
A suburban woman is one of many Americans reporting that a dead relative has gotten a stimulus check.
There is a medical breakthrough in the fight against the coronavirus at an Uptown hospital.
An Aurora man is suing for his right to donate blood.
The woman serving a double life sentence for murdering the pregnant girlfriend of former Chicago Bear Shaun Gayle in 2007 spoke for the first time since her arrest to FOX 32's Natalie Bomke.