Journalist. Writer.

Community Member.



Natalie Pate is a journalist and author based in Salem, Ore. She has more than seven years of experience as a full-time education reporter. Over the years, she also has covered such things as breaking news, economic development and city and state politics. Natalie spends her free time singing, dancing, traveling, reading and hiking. More often than not, you’ll find her snuggling her dog.

Natalie’s website includes some of her news articles and photography, as well as information on her children’s book and the Salem Storytellers Project. Visitors can read Natalie’s FAQ to learn about her process, coverage and journalistic ethics. 

Process & Ethics

Many people do not interact with members of the news media on a regular basis. As a result, Natalie is asked frequently to speak on the process of reporting, writing and publishing news stories, as well as the ethics behind her work.

Story Moments


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