Michael S. Holley
February 26, 1970
|Alma mater||Point Park University|
|Oni C. Igartua (m. 2007)|
|Children||Robinson Coltrane (b. 2008)|
Beckham Ellison (b. 2010)
Ava August (b. 2012)
Michael S. Holley (born February 26, 1970) is an American television and radio sports commentator, sports reporter and author. He formerly wrote columns for the Boston Globe, Chicago Tribune, The Plain Dealer, and Akron Beacon Journal.
While working for the Akron Beacon Journal in 1993, Holley was one of several reporters who worked on a project studying race relations in Northeastern Ohio. The series, entitled "A Question of Color," won the 1994 Pulitzer Prize for Meritorious Public Service.
Holley worked as a reporter and columnist for the Boston Globe from 1997-2001 and then again from 2002-2005, briefly leaving the paper to work for the Chicago Tribune.
In 2005, Holley left the Globe to replace Bob Neumeier as co-host of the WEEI midday sports radio talk show. The show was renamed the Dale & Holley Show and features Holley and former Boston Bruins play-by-play announcer Dale Arnold who discuss the various Boston sports teams.
On February 15, 2011, it was announced Holley would join Glenn Ordway as co-host of the afternoon drive WEEI program "The Big Show". Mike Salk replaced Glenn Ordway as host of The Big Show and the show was renamed Salk and Holley on March 20, 2013. Mike Salk left the station on March 12, 2014 ending Salk and Holley. On April 1, 2014 WEEI-FM relaunched the Dale and Holley show with his former co-host Dale Arnold from 2-6 PM.
On February 28, 2018, Holley announced at the 5 o'Clock hour that he would be leaving WEEI immediately after the show to pursue a full time television role with NBC Sports Boston. It was a very emotional decision for Holley after spending 13 years with the station and 10 of those with his radio partner and best friend on and off the air Dale Arnold.
Holley is the author of three books one of which, Patriot Reign: Bill Belichick, the Coaches, and the Players Who Built a Champion, made the New York Times Best Seller list for nonfiction.
Michael Holley was born in Akron, Ohio. He earned a Bachelor of Arts degree in Journalism from Point Park College in May 1992. On April 30, 2005 he gave the commencement speech to the class of 2005 at Point Park University, where he received an honorary Doctor of Humane Letters degree. Max Kellerman, graduate of Columbia University, often made verbal jabs at Point Park University while the two were featured on "I, Max."
Holley married on July 14, 2007.