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Nathan Epstein joins the WDAM sports staff from Virginia, attending college at Longwood University in Farmville, VA, and high school at Mills E. Godwin High School in Richmond, VA. He graduated from Longwood in 2011 with a BA in Communication Studies, and a concentration in Mass Media.

Nathan has been involved in sports broadcasting from a very young age, starting off calling into talk radio shows from the age of 13 and later interning at Sports Radio 910 in Richmond at age 16. As a first semester freshman at Longwood University, Nathan immediately got involved with the campus radio station, beginning the process of returning live sports broadcasts, which had all but disappeared from the station for the previous five years.

In four years with the campus radio station, Nathan helped transform a non-existent sports broadcasting committee into one recognized with 3 consecutive Virginia Association of Broadcasters Awards for Outstanding Sports Coverage by a Non-Profit Station. Within that time, Nathan served as play-by-play and color commentator for numerous men's and women's basketball games, as well as baseball games. In addition, his in-studio duties included producer, in-studio analyst and editing highlights and promos for all broadcasts.

Also during his four years with the campus radio station, Nathan hosted numerous talk shows, not only centering around sports, but also on news, features and current events pertinent to the university, and had the privilege to interview one of his idols, ESPN commentator Chris Fowler in that time as well. Nathan regularly contributed packages, video and a few anchor segments to the campus webcast, "The Rotunda Show," while also serving as Assistant Sports Editor and contributing sports writer for the campus newspaper, The Rotunda.

In 2010, Nathan interned with WAVY-TV 10/Fox 43 in Norfolk, VA, where he served as photog and editor, and interviewed such high-profile names as Virginia Tech head coach Frank Beamer, University of Virginia head coach Mike London and a few other NFL players. He filmed highlights of the Norfolk Tides, the triple-A affiliate of the Baltimore Orioles, edited the highlights and wrote the shot-sheets for the lead anchors.

Nathan is an avid fan of the University of Virginia Cavaliers, but is also a huge fan of college football and can't wait to see what USM brings to The Rock. Something not too many people know about Nathan is he was also an actor for Longwood University's theatre department while he attended school. In his spare time, Nathan plays golf, basketball, runs, and loves a good movie. He has a younger sister named Natalie. Nathan feels humbled and privileged to begin his career in the community of Hattiesburg, and no matter what he accomplishes during his career, will always remember where he comes from, how he got there, and how lucky he is with the friends and family that support him every day.