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

  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

  Whitehouse athletic director praises recognition of Mahomes in Time magazine

  Lindale safety Airik Williams earns the Red Zone Spotlight Player of the Week

  Tyler High Lions ready to start the season

  Pat Mahomes, Deshaun Watson discuss Thursday season opener

  Chapel Hill’s Cameron Ford selected for the Week 1 Red Zone Player Spotlight

  Dallas Cowboys talk social issues, Wisconsin unrest

  Cowboys expecting big things from rookie wide receiver Cee Dee Lamb

  Kilgore, Kaufman scrimmage ‘dress rehearsal’ for week 1

  COWBOYS CAMP: Cee Dee is music to Dak Prescott’s ears

  Longview Lobos take precautions against biggest opponent before season, COVID-19

  Cowboys Camp: Defense has big shoes to fill with Gerald McCoy out with injury

  Coach Ricklan Holmes says what he saw in scrimmage game makes him optimistic

  Tyler Lee Red Raiders awarded Game 11 game ball

Gladewater Bears awarded Week 10 game ball

  Dallas Cowboys coach Mike McCarthy, staff focusing on quality with limited practices

  Under Alan Metzel, Gilmer hopes to continue successes

  Dallas Cowboys talk defense at summer training camp

  Dak Prescott supports player’s choice to kneel

  Cowboys owner Jerry Jones remains optimistic about fans at games

  Legendary East Texas high school football coach paid it foward, helped many during career