May 22, 2015
Former Host of WFAN Radio's Mets Extra: Ed Coleman
Ed Coleman was born in 1949 at Lawrence, Massachusetts. Coleman attended Syracuse University & began a career in media.
In the 1980's as WFAN was starting out a new format of all sports radio, Coleman landed a position as the overnight guy. He worked as the sports update personality on the Steve Somers program, nicknamed "Coleman & the Soul Man".
After that show he landed a job as the New York Mets beat reporter. He soon filled in & replaced Howie Rose on Mets extra, before & after Mets games. Rose got the Mets & NHL hockey; NY Islanders play by play job. Coleman became a well respected personality, both with the hometown Mets & visiting players. He became one of the faces of the organizations & had an easy time doing interviews due to his had great relationships within MLB.
As the Mets move to WOR Radio in 2014, Coleman will not be joining them. He will remain on WFAN where he is employed, doing baseball updates as well as NFL reports on Sundays, during football season.
Coleman has also one work for two summer Olympics (1988 & 1992) as well as the 1994 Winter Games. He has had a journalistic award named after him,, near his hometown of Lowell, Massachusetts.