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

July 25, 2022
by Natalie McCormick
AARP Poll Suggests Midterms Will Be Nailbiters

WASHINGTON — A new poll of likely voters in the 56 most competitive congressional districts in this year’s midterm elections... Read More

WASHINGTON — A new poll of likely voters in the 56 most competitive congressional districts in this year’s midterm elections found that tight races will be commonplace, with Republicans currently holding an edge over Democrats with a sizable cohort of the electorate — voters over 50.... Read More

July 20, 2022
by Natalie McCormick
Media Literacy Seen as Priority by Delaware Lawmakers

DOVER, Del. — As its session drew to a close in June, the Delaware State Senate passed a bill addressing... Read More

DOVER, Del. — As its session drew to a close in June, the Delaware State Senate passed a bill addressing what a majority of its members agreed was a pressing need to teach media literacy in schools throughout the state.  The legislation, which previously passed in... Read More

July 18, 2022
by Natalie McCormick
First Crop of Cannabis Licenses Set to Go to Those With Previous Pot Convictions in NY

ALBANY, N.Y. — State regulators in New York have mandated that the first batch of licenses to sellers in the... Read More

ALBANY, N.Y. — State regulators in New York have mandated that the first batch of licenses to sellers in the state’s soon-to-be budding cannabis retail sales sector go to business owners with previous pot convictions.  New York became the 15th state to legalize recreational marijuana when... Read More

July 14, 2022
by Natalie McCormick
HHS Issues Guidance on Protecting Reproductive Rights

WASHINGTON — On Wednesday, the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services issued guidance to over 60,000 different retail pharmacies,... Read More

WASHINGTON — On Wednesday, the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services issued guidance to over 60,000 different retail pharmacies, reminding them that under federal civil rights laws, and as recipients of federal financial assistance, they are prohibited from discriminating based on race, color, national origin,... Read More

July 13, 2022
by Natalie McCormick
USDA Seeks to Reduce Risks to ‘Double Cropping’ Farmers

WASHINGTON — The U.S. Department of Agriculture is taking steps to reduce the economic risks associated with so-called double cropping,... Read More

WASHINGTON — The U.S. Department of Agriculture is taking steps to reduce the economic risks associated with so-called double cropping, or raising two crops on the same land in one year.  Working with its Risk Management Agency, the USDA is expanding the availability of double crop... Read More

July 12, 2022
by Natalie McCormick
First Images Released From the James Webb Space Telescope

WASHINGTON — On Tuesday NASA released its first images from the James Webb Space Telescope, delivering “the deepest and sharpest... Read More

WASHINGTON — On Tuesday NASA released its first images from the James Webb Space Telescope, delivering “the deepest and sharpest infrared image of the distant universe so far.”  Webb’s mission began at approximately 7:20 a.m. on Dec. 25, 2021. According to a NASA packet, its mission... Read More

July 8, 2022
by Natalie McCormick
Biden Signs Executive Order Protecting Access to Reproductive Health Care Services

WASHINGTON — On Friday, President Joe Biden signed an executive order aimed to protect access to reproductive health care services.... Read More

WASHINGTON — On Friday, President Joe Biden signed an executive order aimed to protect access to reproductive health care services. Following the signing, the White House laid out four main points the Biden administration hopes to accomplish with the new order in place.  Biden’s executive order... Read More

July 8, 2022
by Natalie McCormick
Overturning Roe Has Birth Control and Emergency Contraceptives in High Demand

WASHINGTON — In the wake of the Supreme Court’s decision in Dobbs v. Jackson Women’s Health Organization, which overturned Roe... Read More

WASHINGTON — In the wake of the Supreme Court’s decision in Dobbs v. Jackson Women’s Health Organization, which overturned Roe v. Wade, demand for various forms of contraceptives, including the so-called morning-after pill, and long-lasting forms of birth control, has surged.  Doctors, women’s health clinics and... Read More

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

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August 18, 2022
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Inflation Reduction Act Gives Major Boost to Hydrogen Sector

WASHINGTON — When President Joe Biden signed the Inflation Reduction Act into law on Tuesday, business leaders throughout the renewable... Read More

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August 18, 2022
by Madeline Hughes
Every State Wants ‘Internet for All’

WASHINGTON — Every state, U.S. territory and Washington, D.C., has asked for a portion of the $42.45 billion set aside... Read More

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August 18, 2022
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House Chief Administrative Officer Issues TikTok Advisory

WASHINGTON — The chief administrative officer of the House of Representatives has issued a cyberadvisory to Capitol Hill staff on... Read More

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Columbia University Study Reveals New Causes of Common Lymphoma

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