published : 2023-11-30

Unveiling the Off-Camera Lives of Fox Personalities

Join Dana Perino as she talks with New York City-based reporter Nate Foy about work, travel, food, and surprises

A candid shot of Nate Foy during his early days in St. Joseph, Missouri, captured with a Nikon D850.

Have you ever wondered what your favorite Fox personalities are like when the cameras are off?

For the past few months, I've had the privilege of delving into the lives of these renowned figures, learning more about who they are behind the scenes.

In this edition of "Short Questions with Dana Perino," we turn the spotlight on New York-based journalist Nate Foy, who joined the network in February 2022.

From covering the Israel-Hamas war and hostage negotiations to reporting on Russia's invasion of Ukraine and a tragic mass shooting in Buffalo, New York, Nate has fearlessly tackled some of the most significant stories of our time.

But that's just scratching the surface!

Let's dive in and uncover the fascinating details of Nate Foy's life and career.

Nate grew up in Westborough, Massachusetts, alongside his three brothers.

After years of competing with them in sports, he decided to study sports broadcasting at the University of Miami.

His career began in St. Joseph, Missouri, one of the smallest registered television markets in the country.

But it wasn't long before Nate's talents led him to Fort Myers, Florida, where he made the transition from sports to news journalism.

For around six years, Nate dedicated himself to Fort Myers before embarking on his journey with Fox News last year.

Since then, Nate has embraced the opportunities and challenges of living in the concrete jungle of New York City.

Nate Foy reporting live from the war-torn streets of Ukraine, capturing the resilience and strength of the Ukrainian people with a Canon EOS R.

He admits that the level of competition in the city both excites and intimidates him, but he believes it will help him unlock his potential personally and professionally.

"I believe living in New York, and all the challenges that come with it, will help me unlock my potential personally and professionally," Nate shares.

It's quite a surreal experience to transition from a mid-level market local television job to rubbing shoulders with industry legends like Dana Perino.

Nate's favorite social media platform is Instagram, although he acknowledges that its impact on society hasn't always been positive.

As for Nate's favorite movies, he has a tough time narrowing it down, but if he had to choose, he'd go with "The Prestige," "Indiana Jones and the Last Crusade," and "The Dark Knight."

And what would be on the menu if Nate were to host a movie night? Extra toasty Cheez-Its and pizza!

When asked about notable inventions, Nate is torn between Eli Whitney's interchangeable parts and the atomic bomb.

But he also recognizes that the invention of social media has had a profound impact on society, not necessarily for the better.

Turning to food, Nate's heart lies in the North End of Boston, where he believes the Italian cuisine reigns supreme.

From pizza to pasta to seafood, he insists that the North End is the go-to area for culinary delights.

When it comes to reading, Nate recommends "The Power of Now: A Guide to Spiritual Enlightenment" by Eckhart Tolle.

Currently, he is engrossed in "The Gulag Archipelago" by Aleksandr Solzhenitsyn.

An atmospheric photo of the bustling streets of New York City, where Nate Foy now resides, taken with a Sony A7 III.

As a reporter, Nate finds immense fulfillment in witnessing history unfold.

He understands the gravity of his role in reporting stories that matter to the nation and the world.

Nate also acknowledges the powerful impact that the stories he covers can have on shaping public opinion and understanding.

When questioned about his favorite TV shows, Nate reveals that he doesn't have a current favorite, but he holds a deep appreciation for "The OC" and "Game of Thrones."

Amongst all his assignments, Nate considers covering the war in Ukraine as his most meaningful and impactful experience.

Interacting with the Ukrainian people during such a difficult and dangerous time has given him profound perspective and inspiration for future reporting.

Nate possesses a hidden talent—he can play the guitar moderately well and has even written around 10 original songs.

If you've enjoyed this edition of "Short Questions with Dana Perino," be sure to stay tuned for many more captivating interviews.

And if you have burning questions or suggestions for the next interviewee, don't hesitate to leave a note in the comments section below.

This is your chance to go behind the scenes and discover new facets of your favorite Fox personalities.

Let their stories ignite your curiosity and broaden your understanding of the world.