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 women’s basketball, baseball, volleyball, women's soccer and softball. Additionally, he spent 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 500 games across seven sports and 17 different levels. Nate's full resume is below, following his broadcast schedule.
Nate's Upcoming Broadcasts (all times Central):
TV - Softball (D-I): Texas A&M @ RV Missouri — April 20 — 12 p.m. — Columbia, Mo. — SEC Network Plus
TV - Softball (D-I): Southeast Missouri @ RV Missouri — April 23 — 4 p.m., 6 p.m. — Columbia, Mo. — SEC Network Plus
TV - Baseball (D-I): South Carolina @ No. 21 Missouri — April 28 — 12 p.m. — Columbia, Mo. — SEC Network Plus
TV - Softball (D-I): No. 15 South Carolina @ RV Missouri — May 4 — 4 p.m. — Columbia, Mo. — SEC Network Plus
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 women’s basketball, 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