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.
If you’ve ever eaten street food from a lunch truck, you can thank a local Southern California engineer. Vahe Karapetyan’s invention is now making the difference between life and death as the fighting between Armenia and Azerbaijan rages in Artsakh.
As this crisis plays out overseas between Armenia and Azerbaijan, the local Armenian-American community in Los Angeles is mobilizing and collecting millions of dollars to send back to Armenia and Artsakh.
May is Foster Care Awareness month, it’s a time that everyone can play a part in changing the lives of children in foster care. Dr. Kay Ramsey joined Good Day LA to tell her harrowing personal story and how it inspired her to become an advocate for others who grew up in the system.
The number of patients seeking help in emergency rooms has dropped dramatically in recent months, and doctors are concerned. FOX 11's Araksya Karapetyan spoke with Dr. John Harold, a cardiac specialist at Cedar’s Sinai Medical Center and the board president of the American Heart Association chapter here in Los Angeles.
Friday marks the 105th anniversary of the Armenian Genocide and commemorative events will be altered due to the coronavirus pandemic.
Three Armenian organizations have partnered with Feeding America to help those who are struggling during the COVID-19 crisis, in memory of the 1.5 million victims of the Armenian Genocide and to honor the American Near East Relief effort.
Cat Cora best known as the first female Iron Chef has become a celebrity chef and lifestyle expert. Cora has started a nightly cooking show on her Instagram account called 'Cora-ntine', which was named by GDLA's Amanda Salas.
Rafee Al-saeegh was diagnosed with Leukemia in October 2019. He is now in remission but continues to go in for chemotherapy treatments. Rafee is searching for a bone marrow donor match. So far, close to three thousand people have registered. And of those, two thousand have been checked —but no one has been the right match for Rafee yet.
Filmmaker Garin Hovannisian and System of a Down frontman Serj Tankian talked about the new documentary 'I Am Not Alone,' which follows the non-violent yet successful 2018 "Velvet Revolution" in Armenia.
Thousands of people gathered at Grand Park in downtown Los Angeles Sunday afternoon as the Armenian Prime Minister held a speech during a rally.