Birthday: April 26
Welcome Video: http://patch.com/A-RDV
Natalie Kaplan always liked to tell stories but never knew it would turn into a career one day. She first recognized her passion for journalism interning at a TV station in Detroit while attending the University of Michigan. After that it was all she wanted to pursue.
After college Natalie landed at WIFR in Rockford, Illinois. There she produced and reported for the local CBS affiliate for two years. Her next stop was WITN in Greenville, North Carolina. Natalie anchored the noon news and reported for the evening newscasts. While in Greenville, she earned an award from the Radio Television Digital News Association of the Carolinas for a series of pieces on Pit Bull attacks.
Natalie grew up in downtown Chicago and is thrilled to be back in the Midwest, working for Patch in Deerfield. She loves seeing new places and meeting new people. If you ever bump into her around town, make sure to say hi!
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How would you describe your political beliefs?
I usually order a conservative appetizer and a liberal entrée, but dessert is always up for discussion.
Do you identify with a certain religion? If so, which one? How religious would you consider yourself?
I'm a Jewish pork eater.
Local Hot-Button Issues
What do you think are the most important issues facing the community?
That's what I'm hoping to figure out and learn from you. I just moved to Deerfield and am working hard to acclimate myself to the community. Feel free to call or email when you think I should be at an event, investigating something or asking a question about something else.