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Born in 1979 and raised in Edmonton, Natasha was taken to her brother's hockey games as a child and, like many Edmontonians, was a fan of the Edmonton Oilers. She was an athlete herself, excelling in basketball and volleyball, winning a provincial title in the latter in high school. She then earned a business degree from the University of Alberta but decided at the age of 26 that she did not want to pursue a career in business, but rather a career as a sports broadcaster. She went on to complete her broadcasting degree at NAIT in Edmonton. After that, she moved to five different cities in two years.
Natasha began her career in 2006 at CTV Yorkton, initially working as a news reporter before moving to sports reporting at CTV Prince Albert. In 2007, Natasha relocated to CTV Saskatoon as the station’s sports anchor and reporter covering the WHL and university athletics.
Two years later, Natasha returned home to CTV Edmonton in 2009, where she has covered the Edmonton Oilers and Eskimos and the 2010 Grey Cup, and anchored the station’s top-rated nightly and weekend sportscasts. After covering the 2010 Grey Cup, TSN vice-president Mark Melliere was looking for someone to cover TSN's Jennifer Hedger's anchor position while she left for maternity leave. Staniszewski has co-hosted the weekend Sportscentre alongside Bryan Mudryk briefly following Holly Horton's departure in 2011, but has remained there since July 6, 2013.