AMENIA, N.Y. -- Happy Birthday to Amenia's Michael Cole.
Cole, who has a home in Amenia, turns 47 on Thursday.
Michael Sean Coulthard, wrestling commentator, show host, voice actor and former journalist, whose ring name is Michael Cole, was born Dec. 8, 1968 in Syracuse, N.Y.
He is signed to WWE where he serves as the play-by-play commentator on Raw and Raw pay-per-view events.
Coulthard began his career in the media as a journalist, working for CBS Radio. His first high-profile assignment was to cover the failed 1988 US presidential campaign of Democratic Party nominee Michael Dukakis
In 1992, he reported on the presidential campaign of Bill Clinton. Coulthard covered the 51-day siege at the Branch Davidian compound in Waco, Texas, in 1993.
The following year, he spent nine months covering the Yugoslavian civil war. In 1995, he was also selected to cover the aftermath of the Oklahoma City bombing.
He returned to the presidential campaign trail in 1996 to cover the campaigns of Steve Forbes and Sen. Bob Dole.