Reporting in his home town was a childhood dream for Nate Rodgers. He calls it "a blessing."
Nate joined FOX 32 in October of 2020. The proud lifelong East Garfield Park native got his start in news working at CBS Chicago, Channel 2. There, Nate rose through the ranks as a college intern followed by nearly 10 years working behind the scenes as a desk (production) assistant, assignment editor and field producer.
Nate previously reported for TV stations, covering current events and breaking news in Champaign, Illinois, Raleigh, North Carolina (as Fayetteville Bureau Chief) and in New York City. Notable assignments include extensive coverage of Hurricane Matthew damage; Fort Bragg Military events; Harvey Weinstein’s sexual abuse trial, also New York City hospitals and funeral homes overwhelmed by COVID-19 deaths.
A passionate journalist, anxious to listen, learn and share all sides, Nate’s also a motivational speaker and youth mentor. His motto, "ask, seek… and it’s yours!"
When he’s not covering news, you’ll probably catch Nate at the gym, enjoying Mexican food, thrifting, listening to gospel music or caring for his mother, Kathy.
Nate graduated from Columbia College Chicago with a Bachelor of Arts in Journalism. He was also president of the Columbia College Association of Black Journalists and is a current member of the National Association of Black Journalists, NABJ.
Email Nate your story ideas at Nate.Rodgers@fox.com or connect with him on social media.
Gridlock traffic surrounded Chicago Premium Outlets Friday.
Chicago's O’Hare Airport was flooded with travelers on Thanksgiving Eve. Everyone was anxious and excited to reconnect with family.
Small crowds of protesters on both sides of the Kyle Rittenhouse case have stayed vigilant outside the Kenosha County Courthouse.
Many people came to visitation for Jacob Jurinek and Franco Patino, the Naperville victims of the Astroworld concert.
The Lake County coroner in Indiana has identified the body found in a retention pond Thursday morning as 1-year-old Jaclyn "Angel" Dobbs, who was missing after her mother was found murdered earlier this week in the Chicago suburb of Wheeling.
“We're out here to stand by the families to make sure they get justice. Being little Jake's Uncle shot seven times in the back by a Kenosha police officer, in front of his three children — we know what injustice feels like and we don't want these two families to go through that,” Blake's uncle said.
The daughter – just 13-years-old – was apparently seen running to safety as officers arrived.
Travell Miller was hit four times as he bent over to protect his 7-year-old daughter, who was in the passenger seat and was uninjured, according to family.
Calls are growing louder in the Jelani Day case as questions linger about what really happened to the Illinois State University graduate student found dead two months ago.
'SHOCKING AND DISAPPOINTING': A suburban UPS store is apologizing after a disabled veteran claims he was discriminated against.