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Daveson Perez – Sports Director


Daveson Perez joined the Heart of Illinois team as its Sports Director in November 2020.

He comes to Peoria from Presque Isle, ME where he worked as a late-show news anchor and sports reporter.

Prior to his career in Television, Daveson served as the Spanish Language Translator and Media Relations Assistant for the 2018, World Series Champion, Boston Red Sox. In 3 plus years at the organization, Daveson has watched games in 26 Major League ballparks, played in an annual media baseball game at both Fenway Park and Yankee Stadium, and was on the field for the last out of the World Series.

A native of Boston, Ma., he graduated from Suffolk University in 2015 with a bachelor’s degree in broadcast journalism.

In his free time, Daveson enjoys working out, playing baseball and softball, hanging with his wife Casey and dog Theo, watching movies, and dancing salsa.

Daveson is very excited to tell sports stories in this area. If you have any story ideas shoot Daveson an email at

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