Nate Gatter is the “Voice of the Grizzlies” and enters his first season with the Grizzlies broadcast team in 2017. Gatter is the lead play-by-play broadcaster on the Grizzlies Media Network and he also serves as the primary talent for Grizzlies TV segments and appearances.
In May, Gatter was announced as the 2017 recipient of the Jim Nantz Award, presented by Sportscasters Talent Agency of America (STAA) to the nation's most outstanding collegiate sportscaster.
Gatter is also a play-by-play broadcaster for SEC Network Plus television coverage of Missouri Tigers baseball, softball, and women's soccer. Additionally, he calls football and men’s basketball for Lincoln University (Division II) in Jefferson City on 29,500-watt 88.9 KJLU. Gatter has also broadcast Westminster College men’s basketball (Division III) and Missouri Baptist men’s lacrosse (NAIA).
Prior to joining the Grizzlies, Gatter spent three seasons as a play-by-play broadcaster in summer collegiate baseball, most recently with the Northwoods League's Wisconsin Woodchucks in 2016. Previously, he called the action for the Orleans Firebirds of the prestigious Cape Cod Baseball League in 2015.
The Clayton native will graduate from the University of Missouri in December 2017. While at Mizzou, Gatter has called Tigers football, men’s and women’s basketball, baseball and women’s soccer on 88.1 KCOU. He has also served as the station’s assistant sports director for live content and play-by-play, charged with developing younger broadcasters. Off the air, Gatter worked for Mizzou’s student newspaper, The Maneater, and his work garnered multiple awards: National Story of the Year in Opinion/Editorial from the Associated Collegiate Press, and Best Sports Column from the Missouri College Media Association.
Fans can follow Nate on Twitter at @NateGatter.
Visit Nate’s personal website: www.nategatter.com