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.
It may just be the toughest challenge Indy 500 drivers will face during the month of May–taking questions from a puppet. Our Chris Hagan continued his tradition of “Hagan’s Hot Seat” interviews–although puppet sports anchor Chuck Hogan actually asked the questions this year. Here’s a look at some of our Hagan’s Hot Seat interviews:
INDIANAPOLIS, Ind. – Colts and Pacers players hit the lanes Monday night to help raise money for Amp Harris’ Christmas toy giveaway. Colts wide receiver T.Y. Hilton, Colts all-time sacks leader Robert Mathis and Pacers center Myles Turner teamed up with Harris to co-host the event at Woodland Bowl. “We’re just giving back to the kids, helping to make their Christmas,” Hilton said. “Anytime you get a chance to give back, you want to give back. It’s something special making […]
INDIANAPOLIS, Ind. – The Colts have cut center Deyshawn Bond according to a source. Bond missed about two weeks of training camp at Grand Park in Westfield while in the NFL’s concussion protocol. He did not play in the team’s first two preseason games. The Warren Central product made the Colts roster last season as an undrafted rookie free agent out of Cincinnati. He was one of only two undrafted rookies in the league to start in week one along […]
INDIANAPOLIS, Ind. – Indy 500 driver turned analyst Derek Daly has been linked to the racial slur that led to Bob Lamey’s controversial departure from the Colts. Daly sat down with FOX59 Thursday afternoon at his home to tell us his side of the story as he recalls it. He claims that while he has used the n-word in the past, Lamey inaccurately attributed it to him in this case. FOX59 does not condone the use of racial slurs in […]
ARLINGTON, Texas — The stage is set at AT&T Stadium… literally. Thirty-two teams are prepared and ready for the 2018 NFL Draft. The Colts have already moved from three to six in the draft order, but that too can change. “Even Chris Ballard may not have his finger completely on the pulse either,” NFL Network host Rich Eisen said. “That’s the beauty of it. Every single information man and woman that I talk to, their phones are buzzing from the […]
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 […]
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 […]
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 […]
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 […]
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. […]