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Mike Gaither

Mike Gaither joined the KPLC sports team in August of 2015. He graduated from Flagler College in St. Augustine, Florida, with a B.A. in Journalism and Documentary Production.

After playing his first two years of college baseball at Triton College in River Grove, Illinois, he traded in his glove and spikes for a camera and microphone to pursue a passion for sports and storytelling.

Mike comes to us from Action News in Jacksonville, Florida, where he worked part-time while attending college. While in school, Mike was an intern for News4Jax in Jacksonville and anchored Flagler College’s first-ever newscast called FCTV Newscenter.

He is originally from South Florida and a proud alumni of St.Thomas Aquinas High School, the nation's biggest power house for high school football, which has produced more players on opening-day NFL rosters than any other high school in America.

Mike is very excited to call Louisiana his new home and looks forward to covering McNeese State as well as all the various sports in Southwest Louisiana.

In his spare time, you might just find him on the water fishing for a big Louisiana redfish.

If you have a great sports story that needs to be told, send Mike an email at mgaither@kplctv.com or follow him on Facebook or Twitter.

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