Nathan O'Neal is a 21st-century journalist who wants to push the boundaries of conventional storytelling. You can find him reporting for Nevada's leader in news, KSNV-TV (NBC 3 - Las Vegas).
Originally from the small mining community of Globe, Ariz., Nathan loves spending time with his family, eating all the Mexican food he can get, hiking and playing with his oh-so-needy beagle.
Nathan was the first television reporter on scene during the Las Vegas massacre in October 2017, providing live reports for CNN, MSNBC, KSNV-TV and dozens of other news stations. He also covered the 2017 wildfires in Southern California providing live coverage for Sinclair Broadcast Group news stations across the country. He also broke numerous stories about Nevada's launch of recreational marijuana, including a month-long investigation into the industry's security systems.
Nathan has reported from the heart of the Dominican Republic, to the U.S. Capitol, and all over the southwest borderland.
Nathan graduated from Arizona State University where he received his Master of Mass Communication and B.A. in Journalism from the Walter Cronkite School of Journalism and Mass Communication. He was named an "Outstanding Undergraduate Student."
During his time at ASU, Nathan reported for Cronkite NewsWatch, the Cronkite School's award-winning 30-minute newscast which airs daily on KAET-TV (PBS) throughout Arizona. Nathan launched Cronkite's Washington, D.C., Bureau, reporting on Arizona's congressional delegation and other issues of interest to the Grand Canyon State daily. He was also named a Meredith-Cronkite Fellow at KPHO-TV (CBS 5) in Phoenix.
Nathan placed 1st in the National Hearst TV News Reporting contest and "Best Use of TV for News Coverage" for his investigative stories about the prevalence of HIV on the Navajo Reservation and how new federal food safety regulations affect Arizona's small produce farms. Nathan was awarded 1st place for hard news reporting by the Broadcast Education Association in 2012.
In 2011, Nathan was part of a national investigative team as a Carnegie-Knight News 21 Fellow in Phoenix, examining the safety of America's food supply. He has previously worked for ABC News as a digital journalist and also contributed to the network's coverage of the mass shooting in Tucson.
Nathan led 16 journalists in the Dominican Republic to report on immigration and borderland issues--ultimately producing a 30-minute documentary titled: "Stateless in the Dominican Republic" which was honored with a Robert F. Kennedy Award in Journalism for reporting on social injustices, in addition to a Rocky Mountain Emmy Award.