ABC15HD Announces Arizona Traffic Specialist

Wed, January 21, 2009 by Flor Polanco

(KNXV-TV Phoenix, AZ)

Veteran Valley broadcaster and journalist Michael Hagerty joins the networks of ABC15HD as Arizona traffic specialist. Hagerty will handle on-air traffic reporting duties for ABC15 Daybreak. Michael will also maintain the digital traffic content for and digital television station GoAZ, Arizona’s only traffic channel as seen on Cox cable 95 or 15.2 over the air.

Michael joins ABC15HD with twenty plus years of experience in journalism, broadcast media, advertising, promotion, and public relations. His work includes six years in new media automotive reporting.  Previously, Mr. Hagerty has served as Director of Programming and Promotion at KAZT television, talk show Producer/Host at KTAR Radio, Morning show Host at KGLQ Radio and news reporter for KTVK television.

ABC15HD is Arizona’s leader in digital traffic technology on all content platforms.  Over a year ago substantial investments were made by ABC15HD to develop the most accurate and up to date digital data delivery systems from any local television station.  Real time traffic information is available 24/7 over the air on GoAz television and on-line at

 Traffic impacts everyone in our community.  The goal at ABC15HD is to provide quality and timely traffic information to help our community travel more smoothly and arrive safe.

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