Natassia Paloma is an award-winning journalist and evening news anchor for KTSM.
Born and raised in El Paso, Natassia’s earliest memories are sitting with her father watching ’60 Minutes.’ It was there that her love for news began.
Her grandmother, Palmira, also inspired Natassia’s love for journalism, as she would often walk around Segundo Barrio while Palmira told the stories of decades past.
Natassia joined her first newspaper at Glen Cove Elementary in fifth grade. (Go Stars!) She then went on to write for “Scriptoria” at Hanks High School.
Natassia graduated from the University of Texas at El Paso with a degree in Multimedia Journalism.
Her first job was as a diversity and arts reporter for the Victoria Advocate in Victoria, Texas. She won two Texas Associated Press Managing Editor awards and a Headliners Foundation of Texas award for her work.
Her first job in broadcast journalism was also in Victoria, Texas as an anchor and reporter. Natassia also worked for KENS 5 in San Antonio, Texas.
Inspired by her grandmother, Natassia serves on the executive committee of ‘Restore Sacred Heart Church,’ a group dedicated to restoring one of Segundo Barrio’s most historic buildings.
She also serves as a board member for local nonprofit The Center for Children.
Natassia has a beautiful little boy, Nathan. They often take hikes in the Franklin and Organ Mountains to enjoy the Borderland’s landscape. Nathan has grown up around the KTSM family, and the two are happy to call El Paso home.
If you would like to say hello to Natassia, or send her a story tip, email her at email@example.com.