Nathan Rott Nathan Rott is a reporter on NPR's National Desk.

Nathan Rott

Reporter, National Desk

Nathan Rott is a reporter on NPR's National Desk.

Based at NPR West in Culver City, California, Rott spends a lot of his time on the road, covering everything from breaking news stories like the terrorist attacks in San Bernardino to in-depth issues like the future of our national parks. Though his reporting takes him around the country, Rott's primary focus and interest is the ever-changing face of the American West. Whether it's the effects of warmer waters in the Pacific Ocean, the changing demographics of rural towns, or the plight of the prairie chicken, Rott tries to tell the stories of the people that live, breathe, and work in the American West and portray the issues that are important to them.

Rott owes his start at NPR to two extraordinary young men he never met. As the first recipient of the Stone and Holt Weeks Fellowship in 2010, he aims to honor the memory of the two brothers by carrying on their legacy of making the world a better place.

As a Montanan and graduate of the University of Montana, Rott prefers to be outside at just about every hour of the day. Prior to working at NPR, he worked a variety of jobs including wildland firefighting, commercial fishing, children's theater teaching, and professional snow-shoveling for the United States Antarctic Program. Odds are, he's shoveled more snow than you.

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At Least 5 Dead, 10 Injured In Northern California Shooting

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Kenneth Burnett and Maggie Rivera sand a casket, readying it for a pink camouflage paint job at the shop in Edna, Texas. The woman it is for loved to hunt. Nathan Rott/NPR hide caption

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With Shiny Pink And Camo, Casket Designer Honors Texas Shooting Victims

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Vice President Pence Attends Vigil For Texas Church Shooting Victims

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'You Can't Feel Safe Anywhere,' Sutherland Springs Resident Says

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Texas Authorities Unable To Access Information On Gunman's Phone

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Want Less Wildfire? Prescribe More Fire, Ecologists Say

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Hundreds Missing In Northern California Where Fires Continue To Burn

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News Brief: Trump Health Care Executive Order, California Wildfires, Harvey Weinstein

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Calif. Wildfires Force Residents To Evacuate In A Moment's Notice

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Deadly Wildfires Continue To Burn Across Northern California

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Las Vegas Shooter Stephen Paddock Was A High-Level Gambler

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Las Vegas Residents Show Up In Droves To Donate Blood After Massacre

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Recent Natural Disasters Revive Political Discussions On Climate Change

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