Nate Eaton began his journalism career reporting and anchoring at KIDK in Idaho Falls.
He moved to WRIC in Richmond, Virginia, where he covered prominent stories including the execution of the D.C. sniper, the Virginia Tech shooting massacre, the brutal murder of UVA student Yeardley Love and the disappearance of Hannah Graham.
Nate has provided extensive coverage of numerous presidential visits and has interviewed several presidential candidates. He has reported in multiple hurricanes, a large earthquake, floods, tornadoes and is known to measure snow using Kit-Kat bars.
Nate is a four-time recipient of the prestigious Edward R. Murrow award and has been recognized with nearly two dozen other awards. He has been nominated for an Emmy and the Virginia Associated Press named him “Outstanding Reporter of the Year” four times.
Nate graduated from Brigham Young University-Idaho and served a two-year Mormon mission in Australia. He has completed courses at the Poynter Institute for Media Studies.
In 2015, Nate moved back to Idaho Falls and helped launch EastIdahoNews.com. The innovative website provides exceptional local news coverage and continually produces compelling content seen around the world.
In less than a year, EastIdahoNews.com received an Edward R. Murrow award for the best news website in a five-state region. The Idaho Press Club also awarded EastIdahoNews.com first place in the General Excellence online category.
Nate and his wife, Erica, are the happy parents of Emerson and Everett. The world watched the Eatons announce their second pregnancy with a Taylor Swift parody music video that quickly went viral and appeared on “Good Morning America,” “TODAY” and dozens of other programs.
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 monkey, he and Erica won the “Big Deal” by picking curtain No. 3.
When Nate’s not updating EastIdahoNews.com, he stays busy chasing his two toddlers and spending time with wife. They are avid bargain hunters and run a small eBay business on the side.
Nate is an active runner and has completed the Richmond marathon twice. He loves the beach, rocky road ice cream, a good book and warm Idaho summer nights.