Through a ministry led by Campus Crusade for Christ, Mike Ostrom asked Jesus to be his Lord and Savior in the fall of 1985 in Oregon. In 1989, he graduated from the University of Oregon.
The sports world has been a large part of Mike’s life for a long time: He began covering athletics in 1984 as the sports editor for his high school newspaper, the South Albany Sentry, and later went on to write part-time for the local city newspaper, the Albany Democrat-Herald. From 1989 to 1995, Mike made the move to full-time broadcasting as the on-air sports director for CBS affiliate KLEW-TV. During that time he anchored the 6 p.m. and 11 p.m. news five days a week and also freelanced for media outlets such as ESPN.
Mike has experience broadcasting high school basketball games, high school football games, college football games, professional boxing matches, and even a rodeo. He also enjoys being active with his family. He and his wife MeMe enjoy triathlons, and Mike completed his first full Ironman in 2011. Mike and his wife spend their leisure hours playing zone defense with their five children, ages 8-13, in Carrollton, Texas, near Dallas.