Araksya Karapetyan joined the FOX 11 team in March 2012. She co-anchors Good Day LA weekdays from 6am to 9am along with Tony McEwing.
A native of Armenia, Karapetyan moved to the U.S. when she was seven years old. A devastating earthquake, a brewing conflict with Azerbaijan, and the demise of the Soviet Union all contributed to her family's decision to leave their homeland.
She grew up in Palos Verdes Estates and returns to Los Angeles from KOIN-TV in Portland, Oregon where she served as a general assignment reporter and fill-in host for the past two years. Prior to that, she was a reporter/anchor/producer at KIDK-TV in Idaho Falls, ID.
Earlier in her career, Karapetyan held various news positions in California, such as reporter for government access cable television channel, Torrance CitiCABLE 3 in Torrance, CA. Karapetyan began her television career as an intern at KABC-TV in Los Angeles and KFI 640 AM radio in Burbank, California.
Araksya's interest in journalism sparked when she went back for a summer visit to Armenia. She decided to spend her time there not by being a tourist, but by actually exploring to see what everyday life was like for the majority. So she grabbed a camcorder and hit the streets. She interviewed people and visited places such as orphanages, psychiatric wards, schools, and homes for the elderly to fully understand the issues the newly democratic country was facing.
Her excitement for telling stories was in full bloom by the time her visit was over.
Araksya holds a Bachelor of Arts Degree in International Relations and Broadcast Journalism from Syracuse University's S.I. Newhouse School of Public Communications.
"The best part of reporting is how every day is different. I love working with all kinds of people and learning something new. I can honestly say I walk away more enlightened at the end of the day. It's that ability to grow that makes this job one of a kind."