Natalie Brunell

Natalie Brunell

Formal First Name
1986 - present

Natalie Brunell is an award-winning veteran TV news journalist, podcast host, educator, and media commentator in the Bitcoin space. Natalie is one of the most well-known women in the cryptocurrency industry and the host of the Coin Stories and Career Stories podcasts on Apple, Google Play, and Spotify, where she features origin stories and philosophies from Bitcoin, macroeconomic, and political thought leaders. In addition, she is an Anchor and Managing Editor for Swan Bitcoin's Hard Money, a new brand new Bitcoin and macroeconomics news and interview show, and video contributor to Bitcoin Magazine. She also serves as an Adjunct Professor of Communication and Visual Storytelling at the University of Southern California. For over 10 years, Natalie covered in-depth local and national news topics and holds an Emmy for breaking news coverage. Her background includes reporting for the top-rated news team at KCRA-TV in Sacramento, investigative reporting and Anchoring for KESQ-TV in Palm Springs, and multimedia producing for CNN and Reuters TV in Los Angeles.

Professional Experience

Academic History



  • Natalie was a Senior Correspondent and Investigative Journalist for Spectrum, focused on in-depth interviews, human interest pieces and investigative reporting.

  • She was a Host and Executive Producer for Career Stories podcast, featured on Apple's New and Noteworthy podcasts. Also featured on Google Play and Spotify.

  • She was a National Freelance Correspondent for ABC News, where she contributed to the growth of ABC News digital and streaming platforms.

  • She was a KCRA Breaking News/Enterprise Reporter for Hearst TV, where she contributed to the station's award-winning investigative unit.

  • She was awarded an Emmy for Best Spot News Coverage for concise and visual live field report while at KESQ, CBS Local 2, and KUNA.

  • She was a Freelance Associate Producer for CNN, chosen as the 2012 Master's News Fellow, a position held by only one journalist per year.

  • She was a Freelance Reporter and Video Producer for Reuters, responsible for writing, shooting, and editing video to produce original packages for Reuters.