White Sox Reporter, NBC Sports Chicago

Dan Hayes joined NBC Sports Chicago as its White Sox Insider in the middle of the 2012 season after 6 ½ seasons covering the San Diego Padres for the North County Times. The move provided him with the opportunity to reunite with White Sox pitcher Jake Peavy, whose National League Cy Young Award season Hayes chronicled in 2007 for the now-extinct NCT. Besides covering the Padres, Hayes also covered motor sports, including NASCAR and NHRA, prep sports, several UFC fights, the NFL and the Little League World Series in nearly eight years at North County. Hayes previously covered prep and pro sports at The Vallejo-Times Herald and also was a prep freelance writer and intern at The Santa Rosa Press Democrat.