Michael Coleman

Michael Coleman

Michael Coleman is the Sports Director for KLTV 7/KTRE 9.

He was born and raised in Lawrence, Kansas, home of the Kansas Jayhawks. Coleman grew up blocks away from the campus.

He played college football and was a running back at Coffeyville Junior College and Southern Illinois University. He also played track. He was inducted into the Coffeyville Junior College Hall of Fame. Michael graduated from Southern Illinois University with a bachelor's in speech communication.

Michael has been around coaches all his life, long before becoming a sportscaster. His father was a high school coach and he comes from a family of athletes and sports lovers.

He has worked in many markets and most recently worked at a CBS affiliate in Kansas City as sports director. Prior to that, he worked for NY News 12 in Long Island as sports director.

Michael is no stranger to East Texas. He previously worked for KLTV from 1997 to 2003 before moving to New York.

He is married to his wife Gina, who is a breast cancer survivor whom he calls "a true hero."

Michael prides himself on having a great rapport with athletes and coaches and he's excited to cover sports in the Piney Woods, especially high school football.

Recent Articles by Michael

  TJC athletic director talks possible fall/spring sports switch

  Local mothers of NFL players weigh in on pandemic and players safety

  Dave Campbell magazine recognizes Whitehouse football coach as a top 40 under 40 coach

  Tyler Lee softball team prepares for upcoming season

  Super Bowl MVP’s wish for Whataburger in Kansas City may come true after all

  Flint professional fisherman to compete in FLW Tackle Warehouse Pro Circuit next week

  John Tyler workouts resume following break

  EDITORIAL: Michael Coleman offers his thoughts on the recent racial tensions

  TJC volleyball players left behind turn it into blessing in disguise

SFA alum reacts to NCAA probation

Former MLB pitcher Pat Mahomes Sr. weighs in on state of league

NFL schedule release highlights changes for 2020

Cowboys reportedly sign QB Andy Dalton to one-year deal

  UIL names LaPoynor Flyers basketball team co-state champions

  Former Longview Lobos baseball coach dies at age of 79

  Elkhart welcomes San Francisco 49er Jeffery Wilson Jr. home following Superbowl

  LeTourneau guard Nate West heartbroken by death of Kobe Bryant

  Mahomes’ high-school teammates, coach celebrate SB MVP

  Coleman on the Road: Teammates, others speak on talent of Patrick Mahomes

  Coleman on the Road: Pat Mahomes, Sr. says son has ‘taken the ball and run with it’ when it comes to professionalism

  Coleman on the Road: Mahomes making good impressions, makes list of most well-mannered sports stars

  NFL Insider Peter King: Admiration for Mahomes

  Coaches vs. Cancer basketball game is personal for one East Texas coach

Football fans hold Chiefs-Texans watch party

TVCC woman’s basketball coach Gerald Ewing resigns

  Carthage, Paul Pewitt headed to state after Friday night victories

  TJC Apache Ladies scrimmage against UT-Tyler

  15-year-old pool phenom to represent USA in upcoming competition in Greece

  Tyler Lee Red Raiders awarded Game 11 game ball

Gladewater Bears awarded Week 10 game ball