Sports/News Producer
WJW-TV FOX-8 News
Cleveland, Ohio
Email: Nick.Kovach@FOX8.com


Recent Articles
  • Kirtland’s perfect season ends in Canton

    CANTON – Two years after Kirtland rallied from a two touchdown deficit to stun Maria Stein Marion Local in the 2015 Division VI State Championship Game, the Hornets could not mount another comeback against the Flyers on Saturday. Marion Local (15-0) from Mercer County defeated Kirtland 34-11 at Tom Benson Hall of Fame Stadium to win the 2017 Division VI OHSAA Football State Championship. It was Marion Local’s tenth State Championship, the second most in Ohio history, trailing only Cleveland […]

  • Pilot Flying J trial: Jury hears Haslam’s voice on secret recording

    CHATTANOOGA, Tenn — Cleveland Browns owner Jimmy Haslam claims he was not aware of the multi-million dollar fraud scheme at Pilot Flying J that resulted in guilty pleas from 14 of his employees. But Tuesday, a federal jury heard a secret recording of Haslam making reference to one employee who knowingly overcharged a client, as well as testimony from another former Pilot Flying J employee who claims Haslam knew his staff was taking advantage of small trucking companies. Haslam has not […]

  • 2017 FNTD Player of the Year Finalists

    CLEVELAND – It has been another exciting season of high school football, across Northeast Ohio. The regular season is now complete, and more than 70 local schools have qualified for the OHSAA Playoffs. So now it is time to select the 2017 FOX 8 ‘Friday Night Touchdown’ Player of the Year. The ‘Friday Night Touchdown’ crew of Sports Director John Telich, Sports Anchor P.J. Ziegler, the Commissioner Dan Coughlin and Producer Nick Kovach have compiled a list of eight finalists. […]

  • FNTD Game of the Week: Barberton at Highland

    CLEVELAND — FOX 8’s ‘Friday Night Touchdown’ is back for its 21st season and better than ever. Week #10 of ‘Friday Night Touchdown’, fueled by Conrad’s, kicks off on Friday, October 27, 2017 at 11:00 p.m. Join John Telich, P.J. Ziegler, and Dan Coughlin for highlights from more than 20 high school football games, across Northeast Ohio. Each week during the 2017 high school football regular season, we will nominate four great matchups for the FOX 8 Game of the […]

  • FNTD Game of the Week #9: Akron Buchtel at Akron East

    CLEVELAND — FOX 8’s ‘Friday Night Touchdown’ is back for its 21st season and better than ever. Week #9 of ‘Friday Night Touchdown’, fueled by Conrad’s, kicks off on Friday, October 20, 2017 at 11:00 p.m. Join John Telich, P.J. Ziegler, and Dan Coughlin for highlights from more than 20 high school football games, across Northeast Ohio. Each week during the 2017 high school football regular season, we will nominate four great matchups for the FOX 8 Game of the […]

  • FNTD Game of the Week #8: Coventry at Woodridge

    CLEVELAND — FOX 8’s ‘Friday Night Touchdown’ is back for its 21st season and better than ever. Week #8 of ‘Friday Night Touchdown’, fueled by Conrad’s, kicks off on Friday, October 13, 2017 at 11:00 p.m. Join John Telich, P.J. Ziegler, Dan Coughlin and special guest host Gabe Spiegel for highlights from more than 20 high school football games, across Northeast Ohio. Each week during the 2017 high school football regular season, we will nominate four great matchups for the […]

  • FNTD Week #7: Buckeye at Black River is game of the week

    CLEVELAND — FOX 8’s ‘Friday Night Touchdown’ is back for its 21st season and better than ever. Week #7 of ‘Friday Night Touchdown’, fueled by Conrad’s, kicks off on Friday, October 6, 2017 at 11:00 p.m. Join John Telich, P.J. Ziegler, Dan Coughlin and special guest host Jessica Dill for highlights from more than 20 local high school football games. Each week during the 2017 high school football regular season, we will nominate four great matchups. Students, staff, players, coaches, […]

  • Game of the Week #6 winner: Benedictine at NDCL

    CLEVELAND — FOX 8’s ‘Friday Night Touchdown’ is back for its 21st season and better than ever. Week #6 of ‘Friday Night Touchdown’, fueled by Conrad’s, kicks off on Friday, September 29, 2017 at 11:00 p.m. Join John Telich, P.J. Ziegler, Dan Coughlin and special guest host Melissa Myers for highlights from more than 20 local high school football games. Each week during the 2017 high school football regular season, we will nominate four great matchups. Students, staff, players, coaches, […]

  • FNTD Game of the Week #5 is… Windham at Garrettsville Garfield

    CLEVELAND — FOX 8’s ‘Friday Night Touchdown’ is back for its 21st season and better than ever. Week #5 of ‘Friday Night Touchdown’, fueled by Conrad’s, kicks off on Friday, September 22, 2017 at 11:00 p.m. Join John Telich, P.J. Ziegler, Dan Coughlin and special guest host Lou Maglio for highlights from more than 20 local high school football games. Each week during the 2017 high school football regular season, we will nominate four great matchups. Students, staff, players, coaches, […]

  • FNTD Game of the Week #4 winner: Aurora at Tallmadge

    CLEVELAND — FOX 8’s ‘Friday Night Touchdown’ is back for its 21st season and better than ever. Week #4 of ‘Friday Night Touchdown’, fueled by Conrad’s, kicks off on Friday, September 15, 2017 at 11:00 p.m. Join John Telich, P.J. Ziegler, Dan Coughlin and special guest host Natalie Herbick for highlights from more than 20 local high school football games. But first, the FOX 8 sports team needs your help to select our FOX 8 Game of the Week. Each […]

  • FNTD Game of the Week #3: Solon at Stow-Munroe Falls

    CLEVELAND — FOX 8’s ‘Friday Night Touchdown’ is back for its 21st season and better than ever. Week #3 of ‘Friday Night Touchdown’, fueled by Conrad’s, kicks off on Friday, September 8, 2017 at 11:00 p.m. Join John Telich, P.J. Ziegler, Dan Coughlin and special guest host Patty Harken for highlights from more than 20 local high school football games. But first, the FOX 8 sports team needs your help to select our FOX 8 Game of the Week. Each […]

  • FNTD week #2: Avon at Olmsted Falls is Game of the Week

    CLEVELAND — FOX 8’s ‘Friday Night Touchdown’ is back for its 21st season and better than ever. Week #2 of ‘Friday Night Touchdown’, fueled by Conrad’s, kicks off on Friday, September 1, 2017 at 11:00 p.m. Join John Telich, P.J. Ziegler, Dan Coughlin and special guest host Tracy McCool for highlights from more than 20 local high school football games. But first, the FOX 8 sports team needs your help to select our FOX 8 Game of the Week. Each […]