Natalie B. Compton

Freelance journalist and photographer specializing in food, drinks, athletes, wellness, and travel. Enjoys chasing down stories, taking photos, and breaking through language barriers.


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Natalie Compton began her journalism career in 2015 while living in Southeast Asia. She’s written for a range of national and international outlets, including GQ, VICE, Los Angeles Times, Bon Appétit, The Independent, The Kitchn, Los Angeles Magazine, and Food Network, among others. Her photography has been published by USA Today, Food & Wine, PUNCH, FWx, and more. The California native is currently based in Los Angeles.

Favorite Work

VICE – How to Eat Like a Muay Thai Fighter

LA Times – This chef is betting that people in Hong Kong will learn to love Mexicali food

GQ – The Best and Worst (Okay, Mostly Worst) Edible Lingerie You Can Buy For Valentine’s Day

VICE – Dropping Weight Before a UFC Fight is Pure Hell

Bon Appétit – This Caffeinated Wine Came Way Before Four Loko

GQ – You Should Go to Finland to Sauna Like a Nordic God 

VICE – How the Jalisco Highlands Are Reshaping Tequila’s Reputation

Full portfolio available here and here