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
, 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
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.
Over the years, Nate has received dozens of awards, including a National Edward R. Murrow for a story he produced on a baby born at 24 weeks gestation.
He’s received 11 Regional Murrow awards 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.
In 2015, Nate moved back to Idaho Falls and helped launch EastIdahoNews.com
. The website quickly became eastern Idaho’s leader for news and has been honored with dozens of awards.
Nate has appeared on every national news network and his work has been featured on Dateline NBC, Dr. Oz, Dr. Phil, Today, Good Morning America and other shows.
Nate's great accomplishment is convincing his wife to marry him. He is madly in love with Erica and they 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.
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.