Nate Morabito is an Emmy award-winning investigative reporter at WCNC-TV in Charlotte, North Carolina.
Nate joined WCNC's Defenders Investigative reporting team in July 2018 after spending 14 years with WJHL-TV in Johnson City, Tennessee. In 2016, he was named a finalist for an IRE Award and his investigations have resulted in changes to federal and state laws, public policy and even criminal investigations and convictions.
Nate spent most of his childhood in Charlotte. He grew up in Cameron Wood and attended Huntingtowne Farms and Bruns Avenue Elementary schools, Quail Hollow Middle School and South Mecklenburg High School, where he played golf and ran cross country. He spent his early years playing baseball and basketball in Pineville and earned his Eagle Scout rank from Boy Scout Troop 256.
While in college, Nate interned at WCNC Charlotte.
Since returning to Charlotte, Nate’s investigations have reached Congress, prompted local action and resulted in helping recover nearly $13 million in COVID relief payments.
All of Nate’s reporting is built on trust. It starts with meticulous attention to detail, includes fair and balanced interviews and lifts the traditional journalism veil so viewers can understand exactly where the information originated and the process we took in reporting it. This moment in history demands accuracy, transparency and accountability by all institutions, including journalism.
Nate is a diehard Carolina Panthers and Syracuse University basketball fan, a foodie and a music lover.
The SU alum worked at KAWE/KAWB in Brainerd, Minnesota, after graduation. He's also earned his master's degree from East Tennessee State University.