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.
Fed up with the prospect of a metal shredding company moving to their neighborhood, residents took their fight to Mayor Lightfoot's house Thursday.
On Wednesday, a ride share driver was shot when a passenger turned on him and tried to steal his car.
With 2,400 newly confirmed COVID-19 cases announced on Friday statewide, including 55 additional deaths, Mayor Lightfoot says the time is now. We must all get vaccinated.
According to published reports, the location could vaccinate up to 7,000 people per day as early as next month.
It’s the time of year most motorists dread.
The aftermath of Monday's big snow storm continued Friday with a roof collapse in suburban Elmwood Park at a gas station, and the Chicago area could see a lot more incidents like that this weekend.
Beyond the more than 20 roof collapses over the past few days, many drivers are still trying to get their cars out of the snow.
Saturday night into Sunday is going to be the coldest yet, with temperatures around -5 degrees and wind chills of -35 degrees. Sunday will probably be the coldest Valentine's Day in Chicago ever, with a high of 6 degrees.