Chris Hagan joined the FOX59 Sports team on November 6, 1999 – the same day Conseco Fieldhouse opened its doors as home of the Indiana Pacers. Since then, he’s followed local teams all over the country covering Super Bowls, NBA Finals, Final Fours, and more.

Chris grew up all over the Southeast, but is now proud to call himself a Hoosier.

He lists the Pacers 2000 NBA Finals appearance, IU’s run to the 2002 Final Four, and the two Colts Super Bowl appearances among the most memorable moments in his time here.

Chris was also honored to emcee the Peyton Manning statue unveiling ceremony at Lucas Oil Stadium in October of 2017.

Recent Articles
  • Hoosiers ready for the Big Apple

    BLOOMINGTON, Ind. – Win four games in four days. That’s the only way the Indiana basketball team will get into the Big Dance this year. In Archie Miller’s first season as head coach in Bloomington, the Hoosiers enter this week’s Big Ten tournament with a record of 16-14 overall and 9-9 in conference play. “It should be a very competitive conference tournament, just looking at the league throughout the course of the season,” Miller said Tuesday afternoon. “We really want […]

  • Butler cruises past Marquette, 92-72

    MILWAUKEE, Wis. – Butler won its 3rd straight game Wednesday night 92-72 at Marquette improving to 16-7 overall and 6-4 in Big East play. The Bulldogs had 6 players in double figures led by Tyler Wideman’s 23 points and 9 rebounds. Butler took it to the home standing Golden Eagles leading by 15 points at the half and by as much as 30 in the second half. Next up for the Bulldogs it’s back to Hinkle Fieldhouse in Saturday afternoon […]

  • Josh McDaniels talks about his future after the Super Bowl

    ST. PAUL, Minn. – For most football fans, Tom Brady was the headliner at Super Bowl LII media day at the Xcel Energy Center Monday night. But in Indianapolis, the main attraction was Patriots offensive coordinator Josh McDaniels, who is expected to be hired as the Colts new head coach after Sunday’s game. “That’s been a dream of mine forever,” McDaniels said.  “My dad’s been a football coach all my life.  I grew up around the game and I wanted […]

  • Butler wins double overtime thriller at Georgetown

    WASHINGTON D.C. – The Butler Bulldogs opened Big East play Wednesday night with a 91-89 double overtime win at Georgetown. Kelan Martin hit the game winner with 2.6 seconds left in the second OT. The Hoyas led by as many as 20 points in the first half before heading into the locker room with a 42-24 advantage. Butler mounted a huge rally in the 2nd half claiming their first lead of the game with 1:30 left to play on a […]

  • Boilers ready for Old Oaken Bucket game with bowl hopes on the line

    WEST LAFAYETTE, Ind. – The Purdue football team haven’t been to a bowl game since 2011. The Boilermakers haven’t beaten arch rival Indiana since 2012. Both of those droughts can end Saturday afternoon at Ross-Ade Stadium. First year head coach Jeff Brohm has the Boilers at 5-6, just one win away from bowl eligibility, entering this year’s battle for the Old Oaken Bucket. The Hoosiers are also 5-6 making this a must win for them as well. “There’s a lot riding on this game. […]

  • Peyton Manning discusses upcoming statue unveiling at Lucas Oil Stadium

    INDIANAPOLIS, Ind.– The Indianapolis Colts will play their final preseason game of the year Thursday night in the house that Peyton Manning built- Lucas Oil Stadium. In October, a statue of Manning will be completed outside the stadium. The team will unveil the statue on the north plaza outside Lucas Oil Stadium Oct. 7 at 3 p.m. On the following day, when the Colts entertain the San Francisco 49ers, Manning’s No. 18 jersey will be officially retired, and he’ll be […]

  • Fever to retire Tamika Catchings’ no. 24 on Saturday

    INDIANAPOLIS, Ind. – The Indiana Fever will honor the greatest player in franchise history this weekend. The team will retire Tamika Catchings’ number 24 jersey during halftime of Saturday’s game with the Los Angeles Sparks at Bankers Life Fieldhouse. It’s the culmination of a long journey for Catchings in Indiana that started with her having to win over fans after she missed her entire first season recovering from a torn ACL. “You know what’s crazy?” Catchings asked. “I talked to […]

  • HAGAN’S HOT SEAT | FOX59’s Chris Hagan grills IndyCar drivers

    It’s a tradition unlike any other for FOX59 viewers and IndyCar drivers. Our Chris Hagan once again grilled some of IndyCar’s best during “Hagan’s Hot Seat.” This year’s participants include Ed Carpenter, Tony Kanaan, Helio Castroneves, Josef Newgarden, Graham Rahal, Alexander Rossi, Charlie Kimball and James Hinchcliffe. Catch the interviews below:

  • Hagan’s Hot Seat Preview

    INDIANAPOLIS, Ind. – In this year’s edition of Hagan’s Hot Seat at Indianapolis 500 Media day, the budget was upped considerably.  Hear what some of the drivers thought about the new prop in this sneak peek:

  • 22 seasons…and counting for Vinatieri

    At 44 years of age, Adam Vinatieri is the oldest active player in the NFL, and the place kicker still doesn’t see an end in sight to his prolific career. As offseason workouts continue at team headquarters, Vinatieri greeted the media on Tuesday with a full beard – almost all of it grey. “It started off being lazy, and then I just kind of kept going with it. I’m thinking there’s a Just for Men endorsement out there somewhere,” he […]