Araksya Karapetyan co-anchors Good Day LA from 9 a.m. to 11 a.m. alongside Sandra Endo. 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.
The latest from Araksya Karapetyan
Underdog high school basketball team in Canoga Park in semifinals
A Los Angeles area high school basketball team thought to be underdogs is making big headlines and exceeding expectations this season.
New documentary shows impact of war on children
“The Tales of The Blue Sky” tells the stories of war and peace through the eyes of children.
Artsakh blockade continues despite restored gas supply in the region
Local Armenian-Americans are calling for support for Artsakh, near the Armenia-Azerbaijan border, as the main road connecting Arsakh to the rest of Armenia has been blocked.
Local athletes win big for Armenia in FIBA European Championship for Small Countries
Some of the top basketball players are locals from Glendale, Burbank and Pasadena. They represented Armenia and won the gold in the FIBA International Basketball Federation league’s small countries tournament.
45th Navasartian games and festival to draw tens of thousands this weekend
The annual Navasartian Games & Festical is set to showcase some of the west coast's best talents, as well as bringing the community together for a great time this weekend.
Dr. Eric Esrailian continuing advocacy work with Armenian-American community
Dr. Eric Esrailian has become a recognizable figure and leader within the Armenian-American community here in Los Angeles.
Rags-to-riches story of one of biggest names in Hollywood, Las Vegas history
The late Kirk Kerkorian went from a penniless 8th-grade dropout to become what many would say is the greatest deal-maker in the history of capitalism.
The history of Armenian Americans in California
Before Glendale and Hollywood, the original communities Armenians settled in were Fresno, Boyle Heights and Montebello. FOX 11's Araksya Karapetyan spoke with a Montebello resident whose SoCal roots go back four generations.
Local filmmaker captures 'The Armenian Spirit' in war documentary
After her cousin was killed in the 2020 war in Artsakh, Angela Asatrian decided to investigate the reasons behind the war and to share the stories of survival.
The ancient sound of the duduk
The duduk is an ancient Armenian double-reed woodwind instrument made out of apricot wood.