Since joining Comcast SportsNet in 2004, Michael Jenkins has delivered the region’s sports news with a charismatic style that has made him one of the area’s most popular sports reporters.
Jenkins regularly anchors the network’s daily half-hour news program, SportsNet Central, where he provides an entertaining and comprehensive account of the day’s top sports stories. As a reporter, Jenkins delivers coverage of the stories and events that shape the area’s sports scene.
Jenkins has been recognized with a variety of awards and honors for his work at Comcast SportsNet. A four-time Emmy Award-winner, Jenkins has twice claimed the region’s top prize for sports anchoring while also winning for both sports reporting and hosting. His work has also earned him four Edward R. Murrow Awards.
A veteran sports journalist, Jenkins joined Comcast SportsNet in 2004 from KVUE-TV (ABC) in Austin, Texas, where he served as a sports anchor and reporter for six years. Prior to that, he held similar positions with KTVB-TV (NBC) in Boise, Idaho, and KTEN-TV (NBC) in Denison, Texas.
Jenkins is a graduate of the University of Texas at Austin, where he earned both bachelor’s and master’s degrees in journalism. He also spent four years as a journalism professor at Austin Community College.