Nate Eaton has wanted to be a reporter since he was a young child. Growing up, he watched the news every night, read the newspaper, pretended to be a weatherman in the garage and made videos with his friends using a borrowed camcorder.
After graduating from BYU-Idaho, he started his journalism career at KIDK
in Idaho Falls. After three years and dozens of snowstorms, he packed up his 2002 Honda Civic and drove across the country to begin work at WRIC in Richmond.
Nate loved working in Virginia and covered the execution of the D.C. Sniper
, the aftermath of the Virginia Tech shooting
, the brutal murder of a beloved UVA lacrosse player
, undercover prostitution
and drug stings
and countless other high-profile stories.
He’s interviewed a serial killer
, presidential candidates
He covered seven visits of President Obama
to central Virginia and attended the White House Easter Egg Roll.
Nate has reported in every weather condition – from hurricanes
, a large earthquake
and blizzards. He once used Kit Kat bars to measure snowfall amounts
and the segments went viral.
Nate has received dozens of awards, including a National Edward R. Murrow award for a story he produced on a baby born at 24 weeks gestation.
He’s received 11 Regional Murrow awards, been nominated for several Emmys and the Virginia Associated Press named him Outstanding Reporter of the Year four times. He’s a proud member of the Idaho Press Club and RTDNA.
Nate has appeared on ABC, CBS, NBC, CNN, HLN, Fox News, “Dr. Phil,” “The Today Show,” “Good Morning America” and other programs.
In 2015, Nate moved back to Idaho Falls and helped launch EastIdahoNews.com
. The website quickly became eastern Idaho’s leader for breaking news and has been honored with multiple awards. News organizations around the world regularly feature EastIdahoNews.com stories.
Nate and his wife, Erica, have two delightful children with a third on the way. The world watched the Eatons announce their pregnancies with viral music videos. Taylor Swift helped
welcome Everett and Bebe Rexha with Florida Georgia Line announced
baby No. 3.
Nate may be the only person in the world who’s been a contestant on “The Price is Right”
and “Let’s Make a Deal.” Dressed as a banana and sock money, he and Erica won the “Big Deal”
by picking curtain No. 3. They’ve also auditioned for “Family Feud”
and “Deal or No Deal” and are always looking for their next adventure.