Nico HaeflingerSports Director

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Nico joins our team as a sports anchor at FOX Champaign and is extremely excited for the opportunity to cover Illinois athletics and the Big Ten.

A Chicago-land native, Nico brought his passion of sports to Western Illinois University where he spent several years doing play-by-play and anchoring sports/news resulting in four awards from the Student Illinois News Broadcasters Association.

After college, Nico was hired as a sports reporter at NCTV17 in Naperville, IL. There he was promoted to the host of Naperville Sports Weekly, the youngest in the shows 10-year history. From there, Nico went on to a Weekend Sports Anchor position at KHQA in Quincy, IL, covering a multitude of high school State Champions across the Tri-State area.

Nico is an avid fan of the Chicago Cubs, Bears, Bulls and Blackhawks. His favorite life moment was attending Game 7 of the World Series in Cleveland and seeing the Chicago Cubs win the World Series.

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