Nathan was born in Rockford, Illinois, and moved to Chesterfield, Virginia, just outside of Richmond at the age of six. Nathan grew up playing baseball, basketball and football. Having attended 6A Cosby High School, Nathan lettered in both football and Track & Field. Nathan was an All-District discus thrower as a junior. As a senior at Cosby High School he had a career best four tackles against Clover Hill High School.
Upon graduating high school, Nathan attended Virginia Polytechnic Institute and State University, majoring in Multimedia Journalism. After applying to the Pamplin School of Business as a sophomore, Nathan became a double major in Corporate Financial Management and Multimedia Journalism, with a concentration in Sports Media & Analytics.
Nathan has interned with Afton Chemical in Richmond in the summers of 2017 and 2018, as a marketing and finance intern, respectively. After finding a passion in broadcasting, he joined the ESPN Blacksburg crew as an on-air producer for “The Drive” May 2019. He is expected to be part of the crew until graduating from Virginia Tech in December 2020.
An avid Indiana sports fan, Nathan can often be found rooting for the Colts, Pacers and of course, the Hokies. Nathan’s family currently lives in Chesterfield, Virginia with plans to move to Powhatan, Virginia within the next year or two. Nathan’s father, Brent, is a Marketing Director for Afton Chemical in Richmond, and his mother, Susan, is a Youth Director at Chesterfield Baptist Church. His younger sister Chelsea is a senior in high school, with aspirations to attend either Wake Forest or William and Mary in the Fall of 2020. Nathan’s girlfriend, Tierney, is a current graduate student studying Structural Engineering at Virginia Tech.
Nathan plans to continue a career in broadcasting in the near future.
Nathan and co-host Andrew Alix are always open to meeting members of the NRV community, and love to hangout in Downtown Blacksburg with fans of “The Drive.” You can find Nathan through Twitter (@nathanbrennann) and Instagram (@natebrenn44).