Colin Deaver became the Sports Director at KTSM 9 News in April of 2022, after almost four years of work as the Weekend Sports Anchor and Weekday Sports Reporter at KTSM.
A Heisman Trophy voter that has covered sports at every level from high school to the pros, Colin brings almost 10 years of experience in sports journalism to his new post as Sports Director. Since arriving in El Paso in May of 2018, Colin has covered multiple watershed events in the Borderland, including UTEP football’s first bowl appearance in seven years; a pair of New Mexico State trips to the NCAA Tournament; the Aggies’ move to Conference USA; three Sun Bowls; Ivan Melendez’s run to winning the Golden Spikes Award; high school state championships; the beginning of El Paso Locomotive FC; and the 2019 Triple-A All-Star Game in El Paso.
Colin has broken many important stories to the Borderland in his time, including Central Michigan replacing Miami in the 2021 Tony the Tiger Sun Bowl. He has also shown his versatility in his coverage of the COVID-19 pandemic and the flooding that occurred in El Paso in the summer of 2021. He will never forget August 3, 2019, the day 23 people were tragically killed in the Wal-Mart shooting and how the city came together to heal in that time.
A native of Durango, Colo., Colin graduated from the University of Oregon in 2013, before taking his first journalism job at KSWO in Lawton, Okla. In Lawton, he covered high school sports, Oklahoma and Oklahoma State and the OKC Thunder’s run to the 2014 NBA Western Conference Finals.
After two years in Lawton, Colin moved on to KAGS in College Station, Texas, in 2015. Colin spent three years there, two of them as the Sports Director, where he covered Texas A&M and the SEC at large. In doing so, Colin was able to cover the 2017 College World Series; Super Bowl LI between the Atlanta Falcons and New England Patriots; a pair of runs to the Sweet 16 by the Texas A&M basketball team; and multiple high school state championships.
Colin loves living in El Paso and the last four years have made it clear that it is home to him. In his free time, he enjoys playing pick-up basketball, trying new restaurants around town, hiking, and watching sporting events around El Paso.