Las Vegas — KLAS TV announced today that former Vegas Golden Knights player Deryk Engelland is joining the 8 News Now team as a weekly sports contributor, starting Monday, February 8th.
Engelland will join 8 News Now with anchors Brian Loftus & Denise Valdez, sports anchor Chris Maathuis, and Meteorologist Tedd Florendo every Monday at 6 p.m. As an exclusive sports contributor on 8 News Now, Engelland will provide insight and perspective on the Vegas Golden Knights and professional sports in Las Vegas.
Engelland announced his retirement as an NHL player, after playing 11 seasons, including the last three as a member of the Vegas Golden Knights. Engelland currently is serving the Vegas Golden Knights Foundation as the Special Assistant to the Owner. Engelland has been a resident of Las Vegas for 17 years. His charity, Engo’s Vegas Born Heroes, honors heroes in the Las Vegas community.
“Deryk’s contributions to Las Vegas, from on the ice to in the community, have inspired us,” commented Lisa Howfield, KLAS Vice President and General Manager. “We’re excited to welcome him to The Valley’s News Leader and the 8 News Now team.”
8 News Now Live at 6 p.m. on KLAS follows the CBS Evening News at 5:30 p.m. and proceeds Jeopardy! at 7 p.m. and Wheel of Fortune at 7:30 p.m.
8 News Now is The Valley’s News Leader and sets the standard for news excellence in Southern Nevada. 8 News Now provides news, weather, sports, and entertainment through KLAS-TV, 8NewsNow.com and the 8 News Now app. KLAS-TV, a CBS affiliate, is a Nexstar Media Group station. For more information on 8 News Now, go to 8NewNow.com
Vice President and General Manager KLAS-TV
702-792-8880 or LHowfield@8newsnow.com