Michael Coleman

Michael Coleman

KLTV 7 Sports Director

East Texas

Michael Coleman is the Sports Director for KLTV 7.

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.


  • Southern Illinois University, Speech Communication

Recent Articles by Michael

  Lobos track teams in fast lane for state meet

  UT Tyler womens’ softball team receive LSC championship trophy

  Grace Community senior signs with Oklahoma Christian University swim program

  WATCH: Houston Texans’ Coach Lovie Smith talks East Texas football, women in NFL roles

Former WWE superstar Mark Henry passing on his knowledge to next generation of wrestlers

  SWE Fury, a wrestling company, holds tryout camp in Canton

  Flags at half-staff for Coach Tim Johnson as Tyler Legacy honors his memory

  Philly Eagle, East Texan Lane Johnson donates weight room to Kilgore College

  COLEMAN ON THE ROAD: Mahomes, Brady focusing on winning, ignoring the chatter

  COLEMAN ON THE ROAD: Artist draws Mahomes, considers him an artist, too

  COLEMAN ON THE ROAD: Brady, Mahomes have mutual admiration

  COLEMAN ON THE ROAD: Goodell addresses diversity, Mahomes discusses struggles that led to success

  COLEMAN ON THE ROAD: The Brady-Mahomes faceoff

  COLEMAN ON THE ROAD: Mahomes’ teammates, friends commend his character

  Apache Ladies coach on history catching her team’s attention

  UT Tyler Lady Patriots gearing up for new season

  Lubbock Christian University rocks UT Tyler’s women’s basketball team, 73-26

  Tyler Lions Coach Ricklan Holmes talks winning, losing, life lessons

  Lindale - Chapel Hill game

  Chapel Hill - Lindale playoff matchup ‘biggest game of their high school careers’

  Playing softball with ‘Borrowed Time’

  Jacksonville Tribe youth football unbeaten entering round two of playoffs

  Tyler trio gets to showcase baseball skills at high level in Arlington

  Gladewater’s Tristan Holmes takes home this week’s Player Spotlight

  Mike McCarthy talks Dak Prescott’s progress following surgery

  Henderson Lions hope to add another win against Lindale

  East Texas coaches talk reminding players about COVID-19 safety

  Mahomes embraces Patriot player, who later tests positive for COVID-19

  UT Tyler basketball players patiently await status of season

  Mahomes speaks on being an expectant father