Nate is the weekend sports anchor and has been with the KATU News team since July of 2010.
Nate's broadcast career began at KOBI NBC5 TV in Medford in Oregon's Rogue Valley. He anchored, reported and produced the news, weather and sports at various times during his tenure.
Prior to breaking into the news industry, Nate spent several years working in golf at Nike's world campus in Beaverton and in the sports department at The Oregonian newspaper. Nate has always been a rabid sports fan. He started seriously pursuing a career in news after making the final 2% of ESPN's nationwide search for amateur talent for the TV show "Dream Job".
Born in California but raised in Portland, Nate is thrilled to be covering sports at the top station in his hometown.
Off the air, Nate keeps busy in the gym, at the golf course and with his guitars, which are his top non-sports hobby.
By Nate Bynum, KATU SportsPublished: Aug 28, 2015 at 6:53 PM PSTLast Updated: Aug 28, 2015 at 6:53 PM PST
Trail Blazers Meyers Leonard, or “Meyers Legend,” as many fans call him, has a new role after the LaMarcus Aldridge trade and it’s all part of a busy summer for Portland’s 23-year-old star on the rise.
By Nate Bynum, KATU SportsPublished: May 14, 2015 at 1:47 PM PSTLast Updated: May 14, 2015 at 1:49 PM PST
Odds are you've ridden a bike before, but you've probably never ridden like this. The Alpenrose velodrome is one of just two dozen or so in the U.S., and it's open to the public. But with fixed gear, no-brake bikes, this is no Sunday cruise.
By Nate Bynum, KATU SportsPublished: Jul 18, 2014 at 5:07 PM PSTLast Updated: Jul 18, 2014 at 5:07 PM PST
Aaron Ahlstrom, a local teenager, is fighting a life-threatening illness, but this week, he's all smiles. That’s because of Make-A-Wish Oregon, who is making sure this athlete’s baseball wishes come true.
By Nate Bynum, KATU SportsPublished: Feb 26, 2014 at 7:40 PM PSTLast Updated: Feb 26, 2014 at 7:40 PM PST
Jason Collins spent his first 12 years in the NBA as a journeyman, a role player and in the background. But that's certainly not the case now, Collins told KATU about his new life out of the closet, in the NBA.
By Nate Bynum, KATU SportsPublished: Feb 14, 2014 at 8:20 PM PSTLast Updated: Feb 14, 2014 at 8:20 PM PST
The Hawks have had 14 straight wins and they haven’t been close – an average score of 6-2 during this run. Now, a win tonight and it’s 15 straight for Portland, something that’s only happened twice in team history and not since 1998.