Bruce Haertl is a 33-year veteran in the sports television industry. He came to FOX31 and Channel 2 in May of 2016, after four years of freelance play-by-play. During that time he did college basketball, baseball and softball games for ESPN, Fox, Cox, the Missouri Valley Conference Network, Sooner Sports TV (University of Oklahoma TV Network), Oral Roberts Basketball Network. In addition, Haertl spent 10 years on the K-State Football Radio Network and for 15 seasons was the television voice of Wichita State basketball and baseball.
A former baseball player at Wichita State, Haertl broke into the television industry as Sports Director at KWCH TV in Wichita in October of 1984, a job that he would hold for 28 years. In that time, he covered three World Series, seven College World Series, seven Final Fours, 24 NCAA Tournaments, 19 bowl games (including four BCS games) – in between, he’s never lost his love for telling stories.
Bruce is a member of the Wichita Sports Hall of Fame and is married to Sarah, they have four children – Bo, Evie, Jake and Kate.
Email Bruce at Bruce.Haertl@KDVR.com