Mike Alzamora returned to East Texas in June of 2015 to become KETK and FOX 51 Sports Director.
Alzamora has covered sports for the past 16 years in both television and radio, reporting in both English and Spanish, since graduating from the William Allen White School of Journalism at the University of Kansas in 2003. Yes, he’s a proud “Rock Chalk Jayhawk,” and he “HABLA ESPAÑOL” fluently, as he was born in Lima, Peru. He and his family moved to the United States when he was 10-years-old.
Alzamora is back in East Texas after a three-year stint in Mississippi where he was a sports anchor and reporter at the CBS-TV affiliate in Jackson.
Prior to his move to the Magnolia State, Alzamora was in Tyler as the radio play-by-play voice of John Tyler Lions football, Tyler Lee and JT basketball, TJC and UT Tyler Men’s and Women’s basketball as part of the ESPN Radio affiliate on KTBB. There, he won three Texas Associated Press Broadcasters Awards and had the opportunity to cover the Texas Rangers in their two World Series appearances, as well as the Dallas Cowboys. Alzamora also helped launch and operate the Spanish language ESPN Deportes Radio affiliate in East Texas.
Alzamora was also a sports anchor and reporter for another local TV affiliate in East Texas before working at KTBB. He also worked for a CBS-TV affiliate in Abilene, where he covered both sports and news. In addition, he has served as a sports reporter, anchor and assignments editor for the Spanish language Univision affiliate in Amarillo. That came after his role as the Spanish sports anchor for Independent News Network in Davenport, Iowa, where he produced and anchored the daily sports segments for the Salt Lake City, Utah, Univision affiliate.
Over his career, Alzamora has covered several NFL Playoff games, two World Series, three Big XII Basketball Tournaments, an NCAA Final Four, college football bowl games and countless high school state championship games and tournaments in various sports.
He says he couldn’t be more excited to be back in a place he and his family call home, as well as to be hosting the longest-running, most-watched high school football show in East Texas, Friday Football Fever.