Nate Bynum

Sports Reporter

Nate Bynum
Nate Bynum
Sports Reporter
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.

Recent stories by Nate Bynum

Sports Thorns set standard for NWSL attendance Thorns set standard for NWSL attendance (Video)
Last season the Portland Thorns won a championship and surprised the soccer world by drawing more than 13,000 fans per game. Now they're looking to do it all over again.

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Sports Winterhawks on the verge of making history Winterhawks on the verge of making history (Video)
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.
Sports Jumping onto the Seahawks bandwagon Jumping onto the Seahawks bandwagon (Video)
When it comes to sports in the northwest there are a few things that are generally true – the Ducks don't like the Huskies and the Timbers definitely don't like the Sounders.
Local Teen swimmer overcomes rough waters to win state title Teen swimmer overcomes rough waters to win state title (Video)
Monica Bottelberghe, a local high school swimmer, just capped off a third straight state title. But this one meant a little more, because she had to swim past cancer to win it. And she's been smiling the whole way.
Local Blazers Lillard's #4BarFriday rap competition Blazers Lillard's #4BarFriday rap competition (Video)
Damian Lillard is one of the brightest young stars in the NBA, and perhaps soon, in the music industry too. His idea: "#4Bar Friday" an Instagram-based, user-generated, weekly freestyle rap competition.
Sports Blazers: Shooting for the playoffs Blazers: Shooting for the playoffs (Video)
Portland Trail Blazers owner Paul Allen calls it a new era. The Blazers enter this season with renewed optimism, a loaded roster and playoff aspirations. They're not making any secret of their hopes for this season.
Sports Salem's Pat Healy prepares for big mixed martial arts fight Salem's Pat Healy prepares for big mixed martial arts fight (Video)
Mixed martial arts is booming in popularity across the country and a local fighter will be on the international stage this weekend. Pat Healy is from Salem. He's also a world-class fighter who'll be on the main card Saturday night at UFC 165.
Sports Pressure on as Thorns head to playoffs this weekend Pressure on as Thorns head to playoffs this weekend (Video)
Picked by most experts to win the league, the Portland Thorns limped to the finish line and couldn't secure a home playoff game. Instead, it's a tough road trip to sweltering Kansas City – a team they've already lost to twice this season. And star Alex Morgan may not play.
Sports PSU football player back on the field after brain surgery PSU football player back on the field after brain surgery (Video)
He's the smallest guy on the field, but one Portland State football player is overcoming big obstacles. Steven Long has dodged plenty of tacklers in his day, but his biggest challenge came in the emergency room. But now he’s back on the field just over three months after surgery.