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Who is Nate Burleson's wife? Meet partner of new CBS This Morning co-host

Joshua Rogers August 11, 2021
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Photo by Mary Kouw/CBS via Getty Images

Earlier today (11 August) it was announced that Nate Burleson is joining CBS This Morning. The former NFL star has made a stellar broadcasting career post football, and with the move to morning television, people want to know who Nate Burleson’s wife and kids are.

Nate Burleson joining CBS This Morning

Former NFL player and Good Morning Football and NFL Today analyst Nate Burleson is joining CBS This Morning, according to reports.

Burleson will join Gayle King and Tony Dokoupil when they move to a new studio next month.

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Current co-anchor Anthony Mason is departing to become a culture correspondent for CBS News, per The Hollywood Reporter.

Burleson was a guest anchor on the program in May and is said to have impressed executives.

Photo by Mary Kouw/CBS via Getty Images

Burleson explains his move during GMFB today

On Good Morning Football today, Burleson explained the move.

Importantly, Burleson has signed an overall deal with ViacomCBS, meaning he can continue as an analyst on NFL Today and NFL Network.

During the segment, Nate stated that he got into the media space because he’s a creative and didn’t want to sit at home and drive his wife crazy.

Here’s more on the 11-year NFL veteran’s wife, Atoya.

Meet Nate Burleson’s wife, Atoya Burleson

Nate Burleson’s wife is Atoya Burleson.

Born on 31 May, 1978, she is an American TV Host who is also the CEO/Host of inSIDELINES, a podcast hosted by NFL wives.

Atoya and Nate have been married for more than eighteen years, tying the knot in March 2003.

According to her website, she met Nate in college at the University of Nevada. 

They have three children together.

Atoya and Nate welcomed their first child, Nathaniel, in 2004. Their second child, Nehemiah, arrived in 2006.

Their third child, Mia Pearl Burleson was born in 2010.

Atoya can be found on Instagram @atoyaburleson or on her website atoyaburleson.com

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Joshua is a senior sports writer with over four years' experience in online writing. He graduated with a BA in Ancient History from The University of Manchester before receiving an MA in Sports Journalism from The University of Central Lancashire. He became a trending writer for a leading social publisher and later spent time covering the 2018 World Cup for The Mirror Online. He then moved to a social marketing agency where he acted as website editor. His specialties on The Focus include F1, tennis, NBA, NFL and combat sports.