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

  Lady Patriots headed to World Cup

  Former Hallsville Bobcat Justin Slaten chats after being drafted to Texas Rangers

  13 Year Old Boxer Rises

  Fundraiser For KATD

  Lindale alum to rodeo with Texas Aggies

  MLB draft calls on Hallsville twice

  Kilgore Bulldogs End Drought

  John Tyler alum gives back

  Mount Vernon ISD superintendent speaks about decision to hire former Baylor football coach

  Grace Lady Cougars on the hunt for championship

  NFL Pipeline Continues

Brandt still NFL Draft guru

  Tyler Lee softball team’s lone senior took on leadership role in her last season

  Former Gilmer defensive back looking toward NFL draft

  REL softball team wraps up season

  New UT-Tyler basketball coach: ‘This just feels like the right time to be here’

Bishop T.K. Gorman continues to turn out stellar student athletes

Apache Ladies strong finish

TVCC in the final four

Rough day for East Texas teams at Region XIV Conference

  John Tyler track sizzles

  East Texan trades prison For MMA

Roberson earns his roster spot

MP-Chapel Hill, Martin’s Mill bring back championships from Girls Basketball State

  New skate park coming to Tyler

  Apache Ladies defeat TVCC, take first place in Region XIV

  Fantastic Four: East Texas cousins carry on family’s basketball tradition

12th-ranked Wiley Wildcats basketball team no longer East Texas’ best-kept secret

  East Texans make the Texas Sports Writers All-State team

Astros ready to go