Natalie McCormick

Natalie McCormick

Natalie McCormick is a journalism intern this summer at The Well News. She is currently a rising junior studying at the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill’s Hussman School of Media and Journalism where she will graduate with a B.A. in Journalism. She is also double minoring in music and entrepreneurship. 



McCormick reports for the University Desk of The Daily Tar Heel, UNC’s student-run newspaper, focusing specifically on student and faculty life. 

When she is not reporting, you can find McCormick singing. She has been a professionally trained opera singer since she was 14 years old. 


Recent Work

June 30, 2022
by Natalie McCormick
Panelists Urge Respect at Religious Freedom Summit

WASHINGTON — The International Religious Freedom Summit 2022 came to a close in Washington on Thursday, but not before putting... Read More

WASHINGTON — The International Religious Freedom Summit 2022 came to a close in Washington on Thursday, but not before putting a spotlight on the global religious freedom movement and highlighting examples of religious persecution around the world. The summit purports to be the largest conference in... Read More

June 28, 2022
by Natalie McCormick
Gen Z Reacts to No-Roe World

WASHINGTON — Since the Supreme Court overturned Roe v. Wade Friday, anti-abortion groups have been celebrating their victory and abortion... Read More

WASHINGTON — Since the Supreme Court overturned Roe v. Wade Friday, anti-abortion groups have been celebrating their victory and abortion rights groups have been mourning their loss, worried about what this means for the future of the country.  Each generation protesting the decision seems to have... Read More

June 23, 2022
by Natalie McCormick
Events Around Washington Celebrate the 50th Anniversary of Title IX

WASHINGTON — Fifty  years ago today, 37 words changed the game for women all around America. Thursday marks the 50th... Read More

WASHINGTON — Fifty  years ago today, 37 words changed the game for women all around America. Thursday marks the 50th anniversary of Title IX, which Richard Nixon signed into law on June 23, 1972.  The law states that “no person in the United States shall, on... Read More

June 21, 2022
by Natalie McCormick
Senate Passes PACT Act to Help Veterans

WASHINGTON — The Senate voted Thursday on the Honoring our Promise to Address Comprehensive Toxics Act of 2022, a bill... Read More

WASHINGTON — The Senate voted Thursday on the Honoring our Promise to Address Comprehensive Toxics Act of 2022, a bill that addresses health care for veterans exposed to burn pits and other toxic substances during military service.  The vote count was 84-14, with two members not... Read More

June 15, 2022
by Natalie McCormick
Future of DACA Is Unclear on Its 10th Anniversary 

WASHINGTON — Ten years ago in a Rose Garden ceremony on June 15, 2012, President Barack Obama unveiled the Deferred... Read More

WASHINGTON — Ten years ago in a Rose Garden ceremony on June 15, 2012, President Barack Obama unveiled the Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals program, which protects undocumented adolescents from deportation and provides them with a work permit. It was, in fact, a Hail Mary, an... Read More

June 14, 2022
by Natalie McCormick
Sprinkle Seeks FEC Approval for Internet-Based Voter Turnout Platform

WASHINGTON — The internet platform Sprinkle sought an advisory opinion Friday from the Federal Election Commission on its business plan... Read More

WASHINGTON — The internet platform Sprinkle sought an advisory opinion Friday from the Federal Election Commission on its business plan to boost young voter turnout by making it easier to connect with candidates who align with their values. Voter turnout in the 2020 election for ages... Read More

June 13, 2022
by Natalie McCormick
DC Pride Is Back and Better Than Ever

WASHINGTON — People flooded the streets in celebration of the Capital Pride Parade and Festival this weekend, which were held... Read More

WASHINGTON — People flooded the streets in celebration of the Capital Pride Parade and Festival this weekend, which were held in person for the first time in two years due to the pandemic.  The theme of the Capital Pride events this year was “reUNITED,” a commentary... Read More

June 10, 2022
by Natalie McCormick
House Passes ‘Red Flag’ Bill, but Prospects in Senate Doubtful

WASHINGTON — House Democrats passed a “red flag” bill on Thursday that would allow police and even family members to... Read More

WASHINGTON — House Democrats passed a “red flag” bill on Thursday that would allow police and even family members to ask a federal judge to order the removal of firearms from individuals deemed to be at extreme risk of harming themselves or others. The 224-202 vote... Read More

June 8, 2022
by Natalie McCormick
New Dems Roll Out Sweeping Inflation Action Plan

WASHINGTON — The New Democrat Coalition released an Inflation Action Plan Wednesday, urging their colleagues in Congress and the Biden... Read More

WASHINGTON — The New Democrat Coalition released an Inflation Action Plan Wednesday, urging their colleagues in Congress and the Biden administration to take further, pragmatic steps to ease the financial pressures on American families.   In doing so, the coalition acknowledged the steps that have already been... Read More

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July 2, 2022
by Dan McCue
What’s Next for the Supreme Court? Affirmative Action, 1st Amendment Rights, Wetlands Protection

WASHINGTON — With its ruling on Biden v. Texas, a case in which it allowed the Biden administration to terminate... Read More

WASHINGTON — With its ruling on Biden v. Texas, a case in which it allowed the Biden administration to terminate the controversial Trump-era asylum policy known as "remain in Mexico," the Supreme Court on Thursday concluded what was undoubtedly one... Read More

July 1, 2022
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Trump Advisor Bannon Seeks a Trial Delay on Contempt Charge

WASHINGTON — Former Trump White House advisor Steve Bannon is asking a Washington, D.C., federal judge to delay his trial... Read More

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July 1, 2022
by Dan McCue
Inflation Pressures Easing, but It’ll Be Awhile Before Consumers Feel It

NEW YORK — Though there has been some improvement in the metrics used to measure inflation, a slowing U.S. manufacturing... Read More

NEW YORK — Though there has been some improvement in the metrics used to measure inflation, a slowing U.S. manufacturing sector among other factors suggests the risk of a looming recession continues to be strong, according to an economist with... Read More

Be All You Can Be … Except for LGBTQ+

The views expressed in the article are Mr. Fitzgerald’s and do not reflect the opinions or beliefs of his employer... Read More

The views expressed in the article are Mr. Fitzgerald’s and do not reflect the opinions or beliefs of his employer or affiliates. "Be All You Can Be" was the recruiting slogan of the U.S. Army for over 20 years. Growing up in Tennessee,... Read More

July 1, 2022
by Tom Ramstack
Treasury Dept. Freezes Russian’s Access to $1B Held in Delaware Trust

WASHINGTON — The U.S. Treasury on Thursday blocked a Russian oligarch's access to more than $1 billion of his funds... Read More

WASHINGTON — The U.S. Treasury on Thursday blocked a Russian oligarch's access to more than $1 billion of his funds hidden in a Delaware-based trust as part of the Biden administration’s effort to enforce sanctions for the invasion of Ukraine.... Read More

Biden to Award Medal of Freedom to Biles, McCain, Giffords

WASHINGTON (AP) — President Joe Biden will present the nation’s highest civilian honor, the Presidential Medal of Freedom, to 17... Read More

WASHINGTON (AP) — President Joe Biden will present the nation’s highest civilian honor, the Presidential Medal of Freedom, to 17 people, including actor Denzel Washington, gymnast Simone Biles and the late John McCain, the Arizona Republican with whom Biden served in the U.S. Senate. Biden... Read More

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