Araksya Karapetyan co-anchors Good Day LA from 7:00 a.m. to 10:00 a.m alongside Tony McEwing. She joined the FOX 11 team in March of 2012.
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. Karapetyan worked as a general assignment reporter and fill-in host at KOIN-TV in Portland, Oregon. Prior to that, she was a reporter, anchor, and producer at KIDK-TV in Idaho Falls. Karapetyan began her television career as an intern at KABC-TV in Los Angeles and KFI 640 AM radio in Burbank. Her 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 exploring to see what everyday life was like for the majority.
Karapetyan has a Bachelor of Arts Degree in International Relations and Broadcast Journalism from Syracuse University's S.I. Newhouse School of Public Communications.
Sept. 27 marks one year since the war began between Armenia and Azerbaijan. For 44 days that followed, thousands lost their lives, schools, medical facilities, cultural sites were destroyed, up to 100,000 people were displaced— and to this day over 200 Armenian POWs have not been released.
The documentary “45 Days: A Fight For A Nation” tells the story of what happened between Armenia and Azerbaijan in Artsakh during the war of 2020. The film is being screened in Hollywood as it kicks off its traveling tour.
Good Day LA's Araksya Karapetyan spoke with "the Smoke Artist" as he reflects on the 9/11 attacks.
The Armenian Educational Foundation has helped thousands of local students and renovated hundreds of schools in Armenia since the 1990s.
Around 700 wine connoisseurs attended the third annual Armenian Wines and Spirits Festival at Castaway Restaurant in Burbank Sunday.
The artwork pays tribute to Armenian culture.
What started out as a way for one woman to solve her own problem turned into a small business. And now, she's on a mission to help others in her community who are struggling with anxiety as we re-emerge back into society.
Painter, composer, and System of a Down frontman Serj Tankian's art exhibiting "The Incandescent Pause” is open from July 2-16.
Three Los Angeles teens got together and launched an independent teen-run magazine to give other teens a platform to showcase their creative side.
The Armenian International Medical Fund has successfully provided over 150 cochlear implant surgeries. As a result of years of hard work, Armenia is the only country in the region that has the latest generation of implants, thanks to an LA doctor's expertise.