Mo Haider joined the NBC26 team as a reporter and fill-in anchor in February 2017. He grew up in New Orleans and Houston.
He is a proud graduate of the University of Houston's Jack J. Valenti School of Communication. Go Coogs!
While at UH, he hosted his own sports talk show at the school's student-run radio station and served as a beat writer for the school paper, The Daily Cougar. Off campus he gained valuable experience interning at Houston's FOX and NBC stations.
Mo finally broke into the TV business when he landed his first job at the ABC affiliate, KCAU in Sioux City, Iowa. He was responsible for covering stories in Nebraska, South Dakota and Iowa.
In 2015 he packed his bags and headed Southwest to KRQE News 13 in Albuquerque, New Mexico.
Mo's family lives in Houston. He's happy to be back in the Midwest and is ready to cheer on the Packers!
Favorite thing about Northeast Wisconsin: My favorite thing about NE Wisconsin is the genuine people. I love being in such a warm, welcoming and hospitable community.
Favorite sport or sports team: Anyone who has grown up in the south will tell you, football is KING! My favorite professional sports team is the New Orleans Saints (WHO DAT!) and my favorite college team is of course, my alma mater, The University of Houston Cougars, GO COOGS!
Favorite movie: Remember the Titans - I'm a football fanatic and Denzel Washington is one of the greatest actors ever.
Favorite vacation spot: Dubai
Something most people don't know about me: I have the same birthday as my favorite journalist: Anderson Cooper. I'm also fluent in Urdu and can read Arabic.
A cause I'm passionate about: I'm passionate about mentorship. I've had several mentors who've made a tremendous impact on my life and have helped me get to this point in my career. In my opinion, it's always good to model yourself after someone you look up to.
Best part about my job: The best part about my job is YOU! I love going to every community, meeting people and having the privilege of sharing their story. At the end of day, journalism is about sharing stories and giving a voice to the voiceless