Playing Favorites | Nate Tannenbaum

For over 20 years Playing Favorites has been featuring prominent members of our community playing the music THEY love.

Nate has been a popular television and radio personality since arriving from Colorado in 1989. He’s been named Best TV Weathercaster in the Las Vegas Review-Journal’s “Best of Las Vegas” issue seven times (including a run of six years in row). In fact, he’s now working at the R-J, but not as a writer or columnist. He’s in the Online Department there, helping drive the effort to get more and more video on lvrj.com, where you may soon see him delivering the day’s news headlines and weather forecast.

Nate also has a weekly radio program called Playing Favorites in which a prominent member of the community or a fun Las Vegas visitor stops by to chit-chat and play some of his or her favorite CD tracks.

You may also see Nate from time to time on two local tv stations. He’s a fill-in “on call” weather guy at Fox5. And he’s also the host of KLVX Channel 10’s VegasPBS Community Billboard, letting folks know about various events going on each week around town.

He is also well-known throughout the community for his school visits and hosting numerous charity and corporate functions.

He’s been married since May of 1992 to Linda Shelley, a now-retired World Champion of Synchronized Swimming, who was a featured performer in the original “Splash” at the Riviera Hotel/Casino. Their son, Guy, came into the world in March of 1999 and is the light of their lives.

If you haven’t fallen asleep from boredom yet it might interest you to know that Nate’s also an accomplished flutist and enjoys playing the National Anthem at various sporting events including the local professional baseball and hockey games as well as the Las Vegas Motor Speedway.