Nate Gatter is a radio and television play-by-play broadcaster for the Gateway Grizzlies and SEC Network Plus (WatchESPN). In 2017, he was named Sportscasters Talent Agency of America's Jim Nantz Award winner as the nation's most outstanding collegiate sportscaster.
As the Grizzlies' lead play-by-play broadcaster since 2017, Nate calls Gateway's 96-game Frontier League schedule — making him one of the youngest lead broadcasters in professional baseball. In his role with SEC Network Plus, Nate calls TV play-by-play for Missouri baseball, volleyball, women's soccer and softball. Additionally, he spent the last two years broadcasting radio play-by-play for Lincoln University (NCAA Division II) football and men's basketball on 29,500-watt 88.9 FM KJLU.
Previously, Nate called games for the Wisconsin Woodchucks of the Northwoods League, the Orleans Firebirds of the Cape Cod Baseball League, Westminster College (NCAA Division III) and Missouri Baptist University (NAIA). Outside of broadcasting, he served as a columnist and editor for Missouri's student newspaper, The Maneater. Nate's columns received First Place from the Missouri College Media Association and 2016 National Story of the Year in Opinion/Editorial from the Associated Collegiate Press.
Nate is a St. Louis native and a December 2017 graduate of the University of Missouri. Since starting his career in May 2014, he has called more than 400 games across seven sports and 16 different levels. Nate's full resume is below, following his broadcast schedule.
Nate's Upcoming Broadcasts (all times Central):
- Baseball (Frontier League): Gateway Grizzlies — May 11–Sept. 2 — Sauget, Ill. — Grizzlies Media Network
Gateway Grizzlies – Frontier League Sauget, Ill.
Director of Broadcasting and Media Relations Jan. 2017 - Present
- Serve as lead play-by-play broadcaster for the Grizzlies' 96-game schedule on the Grizzlies Media Network
- Produce game notes, write game recaps, maintain press box, handle broadcast equipment, produce and engineer broadcasts on-site during games, etc.
- Serve as primary talent for Grizzlies TV segments and appearances
- Act as travel secretary: coordinate hotels, gyms, buses; handle rooming lists, new contracts, etc.
SEC Network Plus (Mizzou Network) Columbia, Mo.
Play-by-Play Broadcaster Feb. 2017 - Present
- Provide play-by-play for Missouri baseball, softball, volleyball and women's soccer on SEC Network Plus (WatchESPN), produced by Mizzou Network
Lincoln University – NCAA Division II Jefferson City, Mo.
Play-by-Play Broadcaster, Football/Men's Basketball Aug. 2016 - Jan. 2018
- Provided play-by-play for all home football games and select road games on 29,500-watt KJLU
- Provided play-by-play for men's basketball games
Wisconsin Woodchucks – Northwoods League Wausau, Wis.
Play-by-Play Broadcaster; Media Relations Assistant Nov. 2015 - Dec. 2016
- Provided play-by-play for all 72 'Chucks games on 10,000-watt FOX Sports Radio-Wausau (WRIG, 1390 AM/93.9 FM) with Sunday games tri-cast on 20,000-watt WSAU (550 AM)
- Managed, maintained and set up all broadcast equipment for home and road games
- Produced daily game program insert featuring team updates, as well as stories, stats and scores from around the league
- Wrote daily game recaps and weekly feature stories for Woodchucks and Northwoods League websites
- Assisted in managing, and providing content for, Woodchucks social media and website
Orleans Firebirds – Cape Cod Baseball League Orleans, Mass.
Play-by-Play Broadcaster Dec. 2014 - Oct. 2015
- Provided play-by-play for all 50 games during the 2015 Orleans Firebirds season on the Cape Cod Baseball Network
- Managed, maintained and set up broadcast equipment for home and road games
- Served as the sideline reporter for WCAI (NPR)’s live coverage of the 2015 Cape Cod Baseball League All-Star Game
- Provided select play-by-play for Fox College Sports’ live TV coverage of the Orleans Firebirds
Westminster College – NCAA Division III Fulton, Mo.
Play-by-Play Broadcaster, Men's Basketball Dec. 2015 - March 2016
- Provided play-by-play for men's basketball home games on Blue Jays Sports Network
Lewis & Clark Baseball League St. Louis, Mo.
Sports Information Director May 2014 - Present
Play-by-Play Broadcaster May 2014 - Dec. 2014
- Provided play-by-play for over 100 LCBL games, including every playoff game, during the 2014 season
- Managed various social media accounts, doubling the LCBL's Twitter following in six months
- Wrote, edited, and managed editorial content for the LCBL website
- Managed the assignments and production of approximately 20 LCBL interns
- Facilitated the application, interview, and hiring processes for the 2015 LCBL media interns
University of Missouri Columbia, Mo.
B.A., Political Science December 2017
University of Missouri Honors College Inductee
Missouri School of Journalism Walter Williams Scholar
University of Missouri Show-Me Scholar
- Adobe Creative Suite, Audacity, UStream, Livestream, SoundCloud, Wix, Squarespace, Microsoft Office, etc.
- Website management and contribution with respect to statistics, print, editing and layout
- Social media management for live-tweeting, promotions, PR, etc.
- Pointstreak scoring, statistics and website management
- AP Style editing
FOX Sports/Los Angeles Dodgers