Mike Alzamora Biography, Age, Career, Chicago Rush Arena Football

Mike Alzamora Biography

Mike Alzamora is an American Journalist who has returned to East Texas in June of 2015 to become KETK and FOX 51 Sports Director. Alzamora has covered sports for the past 12 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.

Mike Alzamora Age

Alzamora was born on February 8, 1966. He is 53 years old as of 2019.

Mike Alzamora Career

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.

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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.

Mike Alzamora Chicago Rush Arena Football

He was responsible for overseeing all aspects of business operations including corporate sales, ticket sales, marketing, public relations and football operations of Chicago’s Arena Football franchise as the team re-entered the marketplace in 2010 after a one-year hiatus.

Mike Alzamora Vice President Of Communications

Directed all communications efforts of Chicago franchise in a pioneering sports league that included financial participation of Mike Ditka, John Elway, and Jon Bon Jovi. Served team, from its inception, as the key executive responsible for developing the Rush brand and nurturing interest in the product – from strategic brand development to methodical implementation of marketing and public relations strategies. The team honored as the league’s Organization of the Year three times in the last five years. Key skills and experiences include:

Strategic Communications. Developed a comprehensive, targeted communications plan to increase team’s penetration across multiple media platforms including print, radio, television and Internet media. Also handled all crisis communications for the team.

Leadership. Directed public relations team, oversaw annual communications budget, and supervised public relations agencies that periodically assisted franchise. Assisted team general manager with salary cap management, calculations, and projections. Served as the team’s traveling secretary, handling all logistics of the 33-member team travel party, including all lodging, scheduling and road expenses.

New Media. Oversaw all development, design, daily maintenance and content of the team’s Internet platform, chicagorush.com. Web site included daily features about the team and its players, streaming video and weekly podcasts. Wrote and produced the team’s 30-minute 2006 championship highlight DVD.

Writing. Wrote all team publications, including 150-page media guide, detailed game notes, and weekly 56-page game program, The Inside Rush. Drafted all publications designed to strengthen the bond between the franchise and its fan base, including quarterly letters from team president, annual letter from team owner Mike Ditka and weekly e-mail newsletters.

Mike Alzamora Kilgore

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The last three seasons of Kilgore Bulldog baseball have been a rise towards the mountain-top of Class 4A.

Regional quarterfinalists in 2017, regional finalists last season in coach Eugene Lafitte’s first year, and now, headed to state for the first time since 1972.

Tuesday morning, the Kilgore community came out to send them off to Austin.

It was a festive atmosphere at Driller Park as 18 players on the roster believe this journey started when they began playing tee-ball together.

Their accomplishments as a group throughout their childhood are quite something.

As eleven-and twelve-year-olds, they won the back-to-back district, and state championships, advancing to the Dixie Youth League World Series in 2012.

That helped form what is now a brotherhood. They say is what’s propelled to a 32-7 campaign, two wins away from the program’s first-ever state championship.

“We knew that if we stayed together through high school, then we knew we were gonna do big things. And that’s what we’re doing. And it helps us better because everybody is close. We’re all brothers. I mean, we sit in here and we talk. We play ping pong with each other. Being close on the baseball team just makes it that much better,” said Kilgore senior shortstop Gus Witt.

“When it comes down to it, brothers have each other back. One thru nine and everybody on the bench, they all have each other’s back, when they’re on that field,” said Lafitte.

That was the case last year when outfielder Deuce Ervin had to miss the entire season due to a torn ACL he suffered playing football.

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