Nathan Thompson joined the FOX23 sports team in June 2007, but he's been covering Oklahoma sports for two decades and following it almost all of his life.
Nathan grew up in Oklahoma and went to high school in Bartlesville. After spending four years at Oklahoma State University in Stillwater, he went to Waco, Texas for his first job in the TV news business.
In 1999, Nathan switched from news to sports, getting a job at KSWO-TV in Lawton. For the next eight years -- including four as sports director -- he covered the Sooners and Cowboys.
Nathan has been on the sideline for three OU national championship games and three semifinal games and many other OU, OSU, and TU bowl games. He's also covered the Thunder in the NBA Finals and all seven games of that amazing 2016 Western Conference Finals showdown with the Golden State Warriors. Nathan has one thing to say about a job with perks like that, "it's great work, if you can get it."
Since 2013, Nathan has been the voice of the Tulsa-area Cox Communications high school football broadcasts on the YurView channel.
Nathan enjoys following the local college teams across the country but also has just as much fun driving around Green Country reporting on area games and getting to know local athletes and coaches.
Nathan has won numerous awards in his broadcasting career, including two prestigious Edward R. Murrow regional awards and more than a dozen Oklahoma Association of Broadcasters awards. He has also been nominated for three Emmys. He was also named the 2018 National Sports Media Association Oklahoma Sportscaster of the Year.
Nathan is married to FOX23 weekend anchor Lynn Casey. They had their first child in the fall of 2017. They love playing with Sofia and like to bring her by the station sometimes so everyone at FOX23 can get in their baby fix. Sofia is entranced by the family dog Charlie.
When he's not working, Nathan likes watching movies and TV, and, when he gets a chance, playing golf and basketball.
If you have any good ideas for sports stories or just want to say hi, feel free to send Nathan an email at: email@example.com