He’s been one of the premier sports voices in his hometown of Kansas City for over two decades. His passion and commitment to athletics have elevated him to a national and, sometimes, a global stage. His name is Nate Bukaty, and his infectious enthusiasm, relentless energy, and dedication to professionalism have made a lasting mark on the sports landscape in his community and beyond. Bukaty’s work as an ambassador for soccer has played an instrumental role in bringing the World Cup to Kansas City in 2026. He has been a central figure in many of the most significant moments in Kansas City sports history, from hosting MLB Network’s coverage of the Royals’ World Series Runs in 2014 and 2015 to hosting the city’s massive watch parties during the Chief’s Super Bowl Championship in 2019.

Bukaty’s versatility and eagerness to take on new challenges have opened the door for various opportunities throughout his career. He has served as a play-by-play man in the booth for a vast array of both professional and major college athletics. He has worked as a studio pregame and postgame host, a sideline reporter, a sports talk radio host, event host, and public speaker. He is passionately devoted to his community, serving as the Founder of the Sean D Biggs Memorial Foundation for Cancer Research. Additionally, Bukaty serves as an Executive Board member of The Victory Project for Pediatric Cancer, and countless other charity endeavors.

Bukaty’s current duties include calling Major League Soccer and International Soccer matches for Fox Sports. He is currently in his eighth year as the play-by-play voice of Sporting Kansas City in Major League Soccer and his first year as lead fight commentator for Invicta FC, the world’s largest all women’s MMA organization. Bukaty also serves as co-host of Kansas City’s most highly rated sports talk show, The Border Patrol, along with Steven St. John, on Sports Radio 810 WHB.

Community Engagement

Nate Bukaty | Bigg Steps

Founder & President of the Sean D Biggs Memorial Foundation (2012-present)

Executive Board Member: The Victory Project (2021-Present)

Executive Board Member: The Volley Llama

– Annual Celebrity Pickleball tournament, benefiting Noah’s Bandage Project (Children’s Mercy Hospital Oncology)