After a June 1, 1991, Kansas City Royals game, Nate Rohr knew he loved sports. As he spent his summer nights listening to Denny Matthews and Fred White on the radio, he knew what he wanted to do with his life. That love for sports was strengthened watching the Nebraska Cornhuskers dominate college football in the 1990s.
Nate began to pursue his dream of becoming a sportscaster by taking over as the public-address announcer for high school, Beatrice, for its boys and girls basketball games. By the time he graduated high school, Nate had added work as the public address announcer for Beatrice football, volleyball, wrestling, and Legion Baseball. He also began work as a part-time staff announcer for KWBE Radio in Beatrice, Neb.
After graduating from Beatrice High School, he matriculated to the University of Nebraska-Lincoln, majoring in broadcast journalism. He began working in the Athletic Media Relations office in August 2003, then was named the public address announcer for Nebraska Softball beginning the following spring. In May 2004, Rohr was selected to broadcast the Big 12 Softball Tournament for the Husker Sports Network, beginning his tenure as the voice of Nebraska Softball. The Husker Sports Network has covered every Nebraska softball game since 2010.
During his tenure with Nebraska's Athletic Media Relations office, Rohr worked as a spotter and statistician on numerous national and regional broadcasts of Husker Football and Basketball. That work grew into a role on the Husker Sports Network's football broadcasts as a spotter and statistician. Later, Rohr added work as a host of the Husker Sports Network's pregame and postgame coverage of Nebraska Football. He's also served as a co-host for Sports Nightly, a statewide nightly talk show on the Husker Sports Network, along with a fill-in talent on broadcasts of Nebraska baseball, women's basketball and volleyball. He has also worked full-time with the Husker Sports Network as the traffic manager and a producer, while voicing over radio spots for the network. Rohr also writes for the fall, winter and spring sports guides Husker Sports Marketing circulates through the state of Nebraska.
Rohr was named the public address announcer for Nebraska Football starting in the 2016 season, announcing game information to sold out Memorial Stadium. That came after Rohr had extensive experience as a public address announcer for Husker soccer, swimming, softball, women's gymnastics and fill-in work announcing NU volleyball, men's basketball, women's basketball and baseball.
In addition to his work with Nebraska Athletics, Rohr has extensive experience with play-by-play radio and TV broadcasts of high school football, volleyball, basketball and softball. He has also worked for the Lincoln Saltdogs on gamedays as an official scorer and scoreboard operator. He's so passionate about sports, he once served as the public address announcer for a world-record long basketball game. Rohr has also worked as a spotter and statistician on several national broadcasts of college football and the NFL for Westwood One as a spotter and statistician, and filled in as a public address announcer for one Kansas City Chiefs game at Arrowhead Stadium.
Nate lives in Omaha with his wife, Ellie, and his son, Bobby.