Alex Coleman is an Emmy award winning journalist at WREG-TV(CBS). He co-anchors Live At 9, a news, interview & entertainment program. He co-anchors the top-rated 4 & 4:30 news. He’s worked at WREG for more than two decades.
Before joining WREG, Alex attended the University of Alabama in Tuscaloosa. He earned a B.A. degree in Communications & was honored with the Alpha Epsilon Rho Award for outstanding Broadcast Senior. He served as news director, anchor & reporter for the university’s TV station. He worked in radio & TV as a news reporter & anchor in Alabama.
Alex recently won Emmy awards for WREG’s “Memphis: On a Mission-Breaking the Cycle” & “Memphis: On a Mission-Team Read“ specials. He’s covered the commemoration of ‘MLK50,’ in 2009 & 2013 the Inaugurations of President Barack Obama in Washington, D.C., “In Performance at the White House: Memphis Soul” in Washington, D.C., exclusively interviewed Sir Elton John, & Stevie Wonder in 2013, had exclusive access to Boxing Champ Lennox Lewis during the Lewis v Mike Tyson Fight, reported from the Memphis Tigers’ Road To The Final Four Championship Game in San Antonio, covered the Virginia Tech School Shootings in Blacksburg, mayoral & congressional elections, the arrival of the NBA Grizzlies, the development of FedExForum & the National Civil Rights Museum.
Alex speaks to school & civic groups. He’s a Team Read volunteer coach for Shelby County Schools. He’s a member of the National Association of Black Journalists, & NATAS. He’s served on boards for Memphis Music Foundation, Latino Memphis, National Academy of Recording Arts & Sciences, the Fogelman YMCA, the Blues Foundation, & the Boys & Girls Club.
Alex has hosted the National Civil Rights Museum’s Freedom Awards, the NAACP Freedom Fund Gala, the Latino Memphis Gala, the Memphis Latino Leadership Awards, the Zion Community Project ceremony, the Blues Music Awards Show, & Blues 4 Prostate Cancer Education concert featuring Buddy Guy & Bobby Rush.In his spare time,
Alex likes music..Memphis music …and movies. He also enjoys reading, running, traveling, and keeping up with the Memphis Grizzlies, the Memphis Tiger Basketball & Football team, and his Alabama Crimson Tide Football team.
When asked about Memphis, Alex says, I enjoy many things about Memphis, including the people, the city s growing diversity and the city’s rich musical heritage. Of course, I can’t leave out my passion for Memphis politics. No other place can compare to this town’s politics. There’s never a dull moment and that makes for great news.
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