Rett Nelson, Author at East Idaho News

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Rett Nelson

Rett Nelson is a native of east Idaho. He acquired his love of news/media as a boy growing up on the farm. While irrigating, he listened to Paul Harvey and Glenn Beck. As a student, he got a job at the Brigham Young University-Idaho radio station and knew he had found his calling in life.

Rett graduated from BYU-Idaho in 2012. He has worked in the news industry in various capacities, including as a producer with KIDK Eyewitness News and as the news director for a cluster of radio stations in northwestern Wyoming. He also owns a freelance writing business.

Rett is an avid media consumer. His childhood hero was John Wayne and he grew up watching classic films and TV. As a child of the '90s, the movies, TV shows and music from that decade are his "comfort food." He enjoys history, trivia, nostalgia, fun facts and other types of “useless information,” as he refers to it.

Rett is a health/fitness guru. He enjoys home workouts, hiking and biking in the Idaho outdoors. His guilty pleasures are M&Ms and homemade caramel popcorn. What he likes most of all is being a dad to his two kids.
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