Natalia Hepworth

Natalia Hepworth is a multimedia journalist for EastIdahoNews.com and this is her fourth year in the field.

She graduated from Brigham Young University Idaho and received her Bachelor’s Degree in Communication with an emphasis in Visual Communication.

Natalia was raised in Rexburg, Idaho and still lives there. She was born in Jamaica and is still active in the Jamaican culture through her family and food.
Growing up Natalia enjoyed being a musician and participated in her high school band and marching band as a percussionist. She was also a part of a world-renowned jump rope team, Proform Airborne based in east Idaho.

With a Jamaican mom and an Idahoan Dad, she says she got the best of both worlds growing up and calls Idaho her “Idahome.” She loves her mom's Jamaican cooking and her favorite potato is a classic Russett Burbank. She says it goes well with Jamaican curry chicken.

She’s the oldest of nine children and has taken an active part in raising them. She still attends their sporting events and recitals.

She enjoys spending time with her family, audiobooks, baking, jump roping and anything pink or sparkly.