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 BYU-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. He enjoys trivia, nostalgia, fun facts and other types of “useless information,” as he refers to it.
“I’ve always been the person people come to with questions such as, ‘Who’s the actor who appeared in (series or movie title)?’ or ‘What year did (series or movie title) come out?’” he says.
Rett is a health/fitness guru. He enjoys the workouts of Tony Horton, good nutrition and protein shakes. His guilty pleasure is M&M’s and Oreos. What he likes most of all is being a dad to his two young kids.