Jeff Kolb is an award-winning sports storyteller and anchor who is part of the FOX4 Free4All team in Dallas.
Jeff has been a part of all areas of FOX4’s sports coverage, regularly hosting and co-hosting the station’s nightly half hour sports show, Free4All; anchoring the station’s more traditional weekend sportscasts; traveling to report on the Dallas Cowboys and telling enterprise sports feature stories.
Jeff was on the forefront of reporting on the historic shutdown of the sports world in March and covered several key moments of leagues and teams returning to action. He reported on an unprecedented NFL Draft and Cowboys season with fans allowed inside AT&T Stadium; the opening of the Texas Rangers brand new ballpark without fans and a neutral site World Series at Globe Life Field with fans; historic NBA and NHL bubble seasons including virtual reporting on the Dallas Stars’ run to the Stanley Cup Final; the PGA holding its first event back in Fort Worth; FC Dallas being sent home from the MLS is Back Tournament following a COVID-19 outbreak; and a college and high school football season weathering constant postponements and cancellations.
Born and raised in Rhode Island, Jeff graduated from Emerson College in Boston where he pitched for four years on the baseball team and left the program second all-time in wins. From Emerson he took his first job as a sports writer and video storyteller at a small town newspaper in Chambersburg, PA. Since then he’s made TV station stops in Alpena, MI, Providence, RI, Tulsa, OK and Dallas, TX. Through the years Jeff has had countless opportunities to tell sports stories at the recreational, youth, high school, college and pro levels.
His storytelling has been recognized with multiple awards including an Edward R. Murrow regional award for best sports reporting following an investigative story on how two football teams were using helmet sensor technology to try and make the game safer. He won the Oklahoma Association of Broadcasters award for best feature reporting, telling the story a woman who went to great lengths to donate a kidney to prominent college basketball coach and Texan, Billy Gillespie.
In his free time Jeff still loves playing baseball as well as tennis and basketball, enjoys cooking and eating, traveling and spending time with his friends and family.
Feel free to reach out on Twitter and Facebook at @JeffKolbFox4.
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