(WICHITA, Kan.) — Long-time KWCH 12 Eyewitness Sports Director Bruce Haertl will be reducing his duties in 2013. Haertl’s reduction is at his request to accommodate his family situation. His wife, Sarah Haertl, recently accepted a position as the Director of Marketing at the BOK Center in Tulsa, Oklahoma.
The Haertl family will be relocating to Tulsa after the first of the year. Bruce Haertl plans to continue working for KWCH in a reduced role. He will remain the voice of televised Shocker men’s basketball games and cover those games for KWCH. He will also continue to anchor and report for KWCH on a limited basis.
“Bruce has been a big part of our success in sports and we will miss his daily contributions,” said KWCH President and General Manager Joan Barrett.
“Even though he has been part of our KWCH family for a long time, we understand that his wife and children come first. After 28 years he’s certainly earned the flexibility we can provide him to accommodate his wife’s new position,” said Barrett.