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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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Recent Articles
  • ‘Road to Memphis’ music showcase coming to Orpheum

    Noted guitarist Memphis guitarist Garry Goin, who's worked with the likes of legendary songwriter and producer David Porter and Grammy-winning saxophonist Kirk Whalum, has created a new musical journey called "Garry Goin Presents: Road to Memphis."

  • Ole Miss students protest hiring of new chancellor

    OXFORD, Miss. — Tension is heating up on the Ole Miss campus as students are going toe-to-toe with the state’s college board. Students at the University of Mississippi said the college blind-sided them by hiring the man who was leading the search committee for chancellor as chancellor. Chants and protests sounded through campus Monday over the appointment of educator Glenn Boyce as the school’s new chancellor. Dozens of students held signs, and many are calling the Boyce appointment by the […]

  • Go Jim Go: Germantown family remembers son’s miracle at Le Bonheur

    GERMANTOWN, Tenn. — As WREG’s Jim Jaggers and his team finished peddling their way through the Mid-South for children at Le Bonheur Children’s Hospital, the family of a Germantown 10-year-old reflected on how their little boy’s life was saved by doctors at Le Bonheur. In Germantown, 10-year-old Carter Smith is just like any other kid. His face and his eyes seem to light up when he takes a swing at a baseball or plays soccer with his little brother, Cohen. […]

  • Go Jim Go: Atoka family thanks Le Bonheur for baby boy’s miraculous recovery

    ATOKA, Tenn. — WREG’s Jim Jaggers is well into his 333-mile bike ride across the Mid-South for Le Bonheur Children’s Hospital, and a family in Atoka has the hospital to thank for saving their little boy’s life. Luke Moore and his family know firsthand that miracles happen at Le Bonheur. In the town of Atoka, the saying is it’s a great place to call home. Home and family are everything for Keith and Raechyl Moore and their three children: Delilah, […]

  • Go Jim Go: Arkansas family remembers child’s miracle at Le Bonheur

    CROSS COUNTY, Ark. — As Jim Jaggers and his team are still going strong on Day Four of Go Jim Go, one Arkansas family spoke with us about how Le Bonheur Children’s Hospital made a miracle happen for them. On a family cattle farm in Cherry Valley, Arkansas, in Cross County, 4-year-old Caroline Witcher has a love for riding in an RTV and hanging out with her dad Kirk. “She says, ‘Can I go with you. I want to feed […]

  • Go Jim Go: Mid-South family recounts miracle made possible by Le Bonheur

    MEMPHIS, Tenn. — Fourteen years and thousands of miles after the beginning of Go Jim Go, WREG’s Jim Jaggers has been putting the pedal to the metal to children at Le Bonheur Children’s Hospital. One Memphis family said the medical miracles at Le Bonheur do come true, especially when dealing with high-risk pregnancies. “Some guys, some men who have a son don’t want to show a lot of affection to them,” Richard McCain, Sr. said. “Every time I see my […]

  • SCS announces new initiative to educate black male students

    Shelby County Schools plans to change the way the district educates black male students.

  • Local karate kid wins first in national championship

    It usually takes a lot of years to master the art of almost anything, but don 't tell that to a fourth grade Shelby County student.

  • Memphis Mayor answers questions on last night’s Frayser violence

    Memphis Mayor Jim Strickland is set to address last night's situation in Frayser, where a large crowd confronted local police after a deadly shooting by U.S. Marshals.

  • John Gary Williams of The Mad Lads dies

    John Gary Williams, the founder of the R&B group The Mad Lads, died Tuesday morning.

  • The thrill of skate rolls on in Memphis for African-American adult skaters

    Roller skating rinks, for some in Memphis, had all but disappeared, but now many adults are lacing up again, especially in the African -American community.

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