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

East Texan trades prison For MMA

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

East Texans make the Texas Sports Writers All-State team

Lufkin’s Kenny Houston reflects on growth of professional football

Mahomes Pro Bowl Ready

Lobos quarterback wins American State Bank Player of the Year

HOF Educator Talks Lobos

Dallas Cowboys prepare for the LA Rams

Heisman trophy winner Kyler Murray takes home Earl Campbell award

  East Texan shines in Texans loss

Heisman Winner Thinking NFL

Longview Lobos one game away from state title

  Whitehouse’s Mahomes lands in Pro Bowl

Student athletes sign early

Former Whitehouse standout signs with the Chargers

Texas Tech fires coach after third straight losing season

Cowboys set to host Saints on Thursday

Texas Rangers introduce new manager

  Week 9 Red Zone update with Michael Coleman

  Week 7 Player of the Week: Landry Lasseter