Mike Klan is known as the "Dean" of local sports as he has been covering games and stories for NewsChannel 3 since the mid-1990's. The UCSB graduate recently added Sports Director duties for KCOY 12 Central Coast Local News and Fox 11 News.
For almost twenty years Mike has been the Executive Producer and Co-Host of the Emmy-Award winning Friday Football Focus. The 45 minute high school football show is one of the premier prep shows on the west coast, which airs in the fall on NewsChannel 3 and KCOY 12.
Some of Mike's most memorable events that he has covered include: The 2002 NCAA Basketball Tournament game in which UCSB nearly upset Arizona at The Pit, Vargas vs Trinidad, Vargas vs De La Hoya, and the 2014 National Championship between Florida State and Auburn at the Rose Bowl.
Mike's recent honors include: 2013 Golden Mike for Best Sports Reporting, 2014 Golden Mike for Best Sports Segment, and 2013 Associated Press for Best Sports Reporting.
When he is not on-set or out covering local games, he and his wife, Dalina, enjoy chasing after their two favorite athletes in training: 4 year old Natalie Rose, and 1 year old Haley Elizabeth.