Michael P. Coleman
Intrepid Reporter, Writer, Marketing Professional
I've interviewed and published profiles on dozens of entertainers including Johnny Mathis, Kenny Rogers, CeCe Winans, Dionne Warwick, Seal, Paula Abdul, Billy Dee Williams, Peabo Bryson, Karamo Brown (from Netflix' Queer Eye), Deniece Williams, Billy Ocean, Audra McDonald, Martha Wash, BeBe Winans, George Benson, Darius Rucker, Jody Watley, Brian McKnight, Ruth Pointer (of the Pointer Sisters), Kim Sledge (of Sister Sledge), Kirk Franklin, Vanessa Williams, Claude McKnight (of Take 6), Narada Michael Walden, Karyn White, Jeffrey Osborne, Dianne Reeves, Phil Perry, Valerie Simpson (of Ashford & Simpson), Sandi Patty, Gloria Gaynor, Patti Austin, Jayne Kennedy, Kenny G, Ray Parker Jr., Melissa Manchester, Martha Reeves, Lamont Dozier, Montell Jordan, Beverly Johnson, Shaun T, Stacy Lattisaw, Charlie Pride, Deborah Cox, KC & the Sunshine Band, Dolly Parton, Ann Nesby, Glenn Jones, Angela Bofill, Larnelle Harris, Linda Ronstadt, Sarah Dash (of Labelle), Deborah Joy Winans, Jim Brickman, and Tye Tribbett. I've been fortunate enough to talk to so many of the people who've inspired or uplifted me in some way, and I don't take that opportunity for granted.
My dream interview? The list changes every day. I'm a curious guy (my dad always called it "nosy").
I've interviewed authors including don Miguel Ruiz, Terry McMillan, David Menasche, and biographers David Ritz, J. Randy Taraborrelli and Nick Chiles. I still need to talk to Stephen King. I've wanted to ever since The Stand scared me to death in high school.
I've published with jetmagazine.com, HuffPost, Uptown Magazine, The Hub, Funky Town Grooves, Gay Parent Magazine, EUR, and a variety of other online and traditional publications.
My corporate clients have included Nielsen, the San Francisco Symphony, Coca Cola, Blue Shield of California, Broadway Sacramento, Anheuser-Busch, General Motors, Ford Motor Company, Schools Financial Credit Union, University of the Pacific, AgingUP.org, the Gallo Center for the Arts, and the California State Fair. I've developed marketing campaigns for shops like the Sac Cultural Hub Media Company & Foundation, Adelante Media Group, and The Sacramento Observer.
On top of all of that, I'm almost fluent in english, I'm studying spanish, and I studied french in high school and college.