Nate Eaton, Author at East Idaho News

Nate Eaton

Nate Eaton has wanted to be a reporter since he was a child. He grew up watching the news every night, 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. Three years and dozens of snowstorms later, he packed up his 2002 Honda Civic and drove across the country to begin work at WRIC in Richmond.

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

He’s been on the ground for presidential visits, the White House Easter Egg Roll and interviewed a serial killer, celebrities, athletes, politicians, authors and musicians.

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.

Over the years, Nate has been honored with dozens of awards including a national Edward R. Murrow award, a national Investigative Reporter and Editor award and awards from the National Federation of Press Women. He has been nominated for several Emmys and the Virginia Associated Press named him Outstanding Reporter of the Year four times. Nate is a proud member of the Idaho Press Club and RTDNA.

In 2015, Nate moved back to Idaho Falls and helped launch The website quickly became eastern Idaho’s leader for news and continues to grow.

Nate has appeared on every national news network and is a contributor to Dateline NBC. His work has been featured on Dr. Oz, Dr. Phil, Today, Good Morning America, The Tamron Hall Show and other programs.

Nate and his wife Erica have three children - Emerson, Everett and Elliott. The world watched the Eatons announce their pregnancies with viral music videos featuring Taylor Swift and Bebe Rexha.Emerson is following in her dad’s footsteps with her weekly '7 Questions with Emmy’ segment. She has interviewed over 100 people, including many celebrities, 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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