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
East Texan Lovie Smith, a former Big Sandy Wildcat and coach of several NFL teams in his career, joins KLTV Sports Director Michael Coleman and East Texas Now’s Kayla Lyons to discuss his role with the Houston Texans.
“To just sit back and kind of visualize the whole journey and to see where he is right now, and to see kind of where we are right now for him to contribute this facility to our program, I think it’s just huge ."
With the ongoing COVID-19 pandemic, there are a lot of uncertainties on how the Dallas Cowboys’ season is going to go. This isn’t a normal training camp season for any NFL team, and the Cowboys are adjusting on the fly.