Natay Holmes


Weekend Anchor & Reporter | Beats: County Office of Education, Black Communities

Natay Holmes is a native of San Diego, where at an early age she discovered a love for journalism and being in front of the camera. At age 5, Natay would use her dad’s video camera during family gatherings to report the latest “news” at the Holmes residence.

Natay attended Monte Vista High School in Spring Valley. She then graduated from San Diego State University in May 2012, with a Bachelor of Arts Degree in Interdisciplinary Studies in Three Departments: Journalism and Media Studies; Television, Film, and New Media; and Communications.

During her studies at SDSU, Natay also attended classes at San Diego City College. She gained experience as a multi-media journalist; writing, editing and producing her own stories for City College’s “Newscene” broadcast.

Since joining the 10News team in 2018, Natay has enjoyed being able to share the stories of those in the community that she grew up in. Her stories have a great focus on local education and positivity in the Black community.

Before transitioning to reporting on camera, Natay worked for a local news station in San Diego as a Morning News Producer. In 2015, Natay moved to Jackson, Mississippi, where she was the Morning News Reporter for WJTV 12. During her time at WJTV, Natay was recognized for her work. She placed third for “Best Feature Story” with the Mississippi & Louisiana Associated Press Broadcasters Awards in 2016. The following year, she was honored as the “2017 Reporter of the Year.”

She has covered an array of stories since becoming a part of the 10News squad. In 2021, Natay was recognized by the National Academy of Television Arts & Sciences, Pacific Southwest Chapter. She was awarded an Emmy for her contribution to a breaking news story after a plane crashed into homes in Santee.

Natay is an active member of Alpha Kappa Alpha Sorority, Inc. Epsilon Xi Omega, San Diego’s graduate chapter. Through this organization, Natay has had the opportunity to serve on a number of committees that serve the San Diego community. Natay is also involved with the San Diego Association of Black Journalists.

She has served as emcee for countless events and ceremonies around San Diego County.

Natay has many accomplishments, but she says her favorite title is “mom.” She is a mother to a happy little boy named Tasman.

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