Natalie grew up in Sydney, Australia; the second daughter of cookbook author Eva Stovern (‘The Caravan Chef’) and the late Australian football icon Les Murray. Studying communications at university led to Natalie’s early career in television: first as a production assistant, then a roving reporter for a motorsport series, general manager of a teleprompter agency, and finally the dream job – a full-time reporter and producer for Sky News Australia and New Zealand. Natalie worked as a reporter, producer, writer and researcher across a number of Sky News' highest-rating programs, including the weekly health series Health Report, monthly book show Book Report, daily political debate program Agenda and daily entertainment program Showbiz. The latter required Natalie to present live coverage of such world-famous events as the Academy Awards and Michael Jackson’s death, and interview such high-profile personalities as Elton John, Angelina Jolie, Sylvester Stallone, Dustin Hoffman, Cameron Diaz and Jerry Seinfeld. At Sky News, Natalie was also involved in the co-creation and development of Australia's first program dedicated to environmental news, Eco Report, continuing as a key producer on the show for several years.
Natalie left a piece of her heart at Sky News when she followed a cute boy to Asia in 2009 (it’s okay, he invited her) where they lived for ten years with their adorably melodramatic children. Before moving back to Oz, Natalie formed one of Hong Kong's go-to agencies for creative copywriting.
Natalie received a Bachelor of Arts with a major in Communications from Australia's Griffith University, was selected to co-write the inaugural Louis Vuitton City Guide to Hong Kong-Macau, and has had feature articles printed in Zen Magazine, Wellbeing Magazine, The Sunday Telegraph newspaper, Lane Crawford Online and Sky News Online.
Natalie Murray is the author of Emmie and the Tudor King, released on June 11, 2019 through Literary Crush Publishing. She's currently hard at work crafting a suitably swoonish sequel to this romantic adventure story.