Nate Eaton, Author at East Idaho News

Nate Eaton

Nate Eaton has wanted to be a news reporter since he was a child.

He began his journalism career at KIDK in Idaho Falls before moving to WRIC in Richmond, Virginia.

While there, Nate covered the execution of the D.C. Sniper, the aftermath of the Virginia Tech shooting and other high-profile stories.

He has reported on presidential visits, interviewed a serial killer and shared the fascinating stories of people from all walks of life. One of his favorite interviews of all time was with Garth Brooks (twice!).

Nate has reported in every weather condition – from hurricanes to tornadoes, floods, a large earthquake and blizzards. He once used Kit Kat bars to measure snowfall amounts and the segments went viral.

Nate has earned a national Edward R. Murrow award, a national Investigative Reporter and Editor award and awards from the National Federation of Press Women, Society of Professional Journalists, Idaho Press Club and other organizations. He has been nominated for several Emmys and the Virginia Associated Press named him Outstanding Reporter of the Year four times.

In 2015, Nate moved back to Idaho Falls and helped launch He has closely covered several prominent stories including the Chad and Lori Daybell murder case, the exoneration of Chris Tapp and the disappearances of DeOrr Kunz and Dylan Rounds.

Nate has appeared on multiple national news programs and networks. He is a “Dateline NBC” contributor and his work has been featured on "Today," "Good Morning America," "The Tamron Hall Show," "Dr Phil" and other programs.

Nate and his wife Erica have three children - Emmy, Everett and Elliott. The world watched the Eatons announce their pregnancies with viral music videos featuring Taylor Swift and Bebe Rexha.

Emmy is now following in her dad’s footsteps with her weekly '7 Questions with Emmy’ segment. She has interviewed over 200 people and is a contributor on “The Drew Barrymore Show.”

Nate is one of the few people 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.
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