Nate Olson has become a familiar name with Arkansas sports fans over the past 15 years as he has covered college and preps sports for publications while making radio and TV appearances statewide.
Nate, a Carroll, Iowa native and Northwest Missouri State alum, embarked on his career in Arkansas at the Benton County Daily Record. He served as a writer and sports editor and also made a stop at the Northwest Arkansas Times. He moved to Central Arkansas where he worked at the Pine Bluff Commercial.
Nate, who has been recognized for award-winning writing by the Arkansas Press Association and Associated Press Managing Editors, moved to the magazine business — first with Hooten ‘s Arkansas Football as an online editor and then as an editor for startup VYPE High School Sports magazine. He later became the publisher of VYPE, a national franchise, and also served a stint as the editor of Vertical men’s magazine.
Nate began regular radio appearances on Little Rock radio while working in Pine Bluff, and he also hosted a weekly show during that time. He now sits in weekly on the Shawn Arnell Show heard statewide on the Arkansas Radio Network and during football season is a co-host on Scoreboard Central with Grant Merrill and Rex Nelson running down all of the high school football action in the state.
He has also made numerous television appearances statewide and served as Fox 16’s High School football analyst for four seasons doing a weekly report and live appearances at games on Friday night.
Nate, who is currently working as a Community Education Specialist for Hospice Home Care, has been married to wife Sheena for 12 years. The couple has two sons J.D. (3) and Luke (16 months). The Olsons reside in Benton.
Free time is spent enjoying family who all lives in the area and watching as much sports (live and televised) as possible. Nate also enjoys traveling, reading and exercising.
He is a deacon at Westwood Missionary Baptist Church in Little Rock and also is a Leadership Saline County alumnus, a board member of the Arkansas Lions AAU football program and was a walk committee member for the Alzheimer’s Association.