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.
The latest from Jeff Kolb
Duncanville's Ron Holland named to McDonald's All-American team
Holland, a 6-8, 195-pound power forward, has committed to the University of Texas, where he says he plans to prove he's an NBA lottery pick.
Dak Prescott on Ezekiel Elliott's release: 'I'm hurt'
"I really can't imagine taking the field without him," Prescott said on Thursday.
DeSoto Lady Eagles trying to win third basketball state title
The DeSoto High School Eagles got a cheerful sendoff Thursday as they left campus for San Antonio hoping to win their third-straight Class 6A state title.
Plano deaf wrestler Andrew Suarez: 'Nobody can stop me'
Plano Senior High School wrestler Andrew Suarez made the state tournament, learning the sport as a deaf athlete.
Chiefs Nick Bolton becomes first Frisco Lone Star grad to play in the Super Bowl
Five players in this year's Super Bowl grew up in DFW, but the North Texas native who is expected to have the largest impact on the game will likely be Chiefs linebacker Nick Bolton from Frisco Lone Star,
Arlington Lamar only Texas school with two Super Bowl players
Seven Texas high school football programs will be represented in this year's Super Bowl. Four of them are from right here in the DFW metroplex. But only Arlington Lamar High School will have two former players in the big game.
McKinney native Ronald Jones II returns to the Super Bowl
The Chiefs and Eagles are battling for the NFL's top prize, and there will be plenty of Texas flavor on the field. You know about the starting quarterbacks who are both Texans, but there are some DFW products suiting up for the Super Bowl teams as well.
Dan Quinn to return as defensive coordinator for Dallas Cowboys
Dan Quinn is reportedly returning as Cowboys defensive coordinator for a third season.
Cowboys pass rusher Sam Williams ruled out vs. Eagles after crash in Plano
Dallas Cowboys rookie defensive end Sam Williams will not play in Saturday's game against the Philadelphia Eagles after being hospitalized in a crash.
North Texas High School Football 2022 Semifinal Playoff Round Highlights
Some teams booked their spots in their state championship games Friday night, while the rest of the teams will play Saturday to see if they will get to play for a state title next week.