Nate Hoekstra Bio

Nate Hoekstra

Nate Hoekstra

Communications Specialist/Web Editor

hoekstna@gvsu.edu

(616) 331-8138

Nate Hoekstra came to work for University Communications at GVSU in 2011 after 8 years in print and broadcast journalism.

He earned his bachelor's degree in journalism from Grand Valley State University and his master's degree in public affairs reporting from the University of Illinois at Springfield.

Nate covered public safety, courts, and local governments for three years at the Grand Haven Tribune before moving to Illinois. There, he worked as a statehouse bureau reporter for the Arlington Heights (IL) Daily Herald, covering state government and politics under then-Governor Rod Blagojevich.

After moving back to West Michigan, he spent 4 years as a local newscast producer at WOOD TV, the NBC affiliate in Grand Rapids.

Nate is a communications specialist and web editor for University Communications, where he is responsible for media relations, web content development and management, and writes for GVNow, Forum, and Grand Valley Magazine.

He lives in Ottawa County with his wife, Jenny, and son, Jack.

Beats: Hauenstein Center for Presidential Studies, Charter Schools Office, Frederik Meijer Honors College, Annis Water Resources Institute, Political Science Department, Dorothy A. Johnson Center for Philanthropy