Elex Michaelson

Elex Michaelson


Elex Michaelson co-anchors FOX 11 News at 5 p.m. and 10 p.m. with Christine Devine. In addition to the evening newscasts he hosts and produces the political talk show "The Issue Is." Elex was born in Agoura Hills native. His first job in broadcasting was as a FOX 11 intern. He’s a self-described “political junkie” who has conducted one-on-one interviews with nearly every key political figure including Donald Trump, Hillary Clinton, Bernie Sanders, Joe Biden, Al Gore, Gavin Newsom, and more. He’s reported live from the Republican and Democratic National Conventions, multiple Presidential Inaugurations and debates. Michaelson is the winner of 5 Emmy Awards and 11 nominations. From 2010-2017, he was a reporter and fill-in anchor at KABC-TV in Los Angeles. Prior to that, he served as a weekend morning anchor and weeknight reporter at XETV in San Diego. He graduated first in his class from the Annenberg School of Journalism at the University of Southern California. He earned Summa Cum Laude and Phi Beta Kappa honors while picking up dual degrees in broadcast journalism and political science.

The latest from Elex Michaelson


2020 Hopeful Tom Steyer: 'Trump may not be on ballot in November'

From the moment he made a splash on the 2020 Democratic ticket, Tom Steyer has made it his mission to scrub the federal government of its overriding influence from corporate America. Toppling over the Trump White House might just be secondary.“There’s a good chance [Trump] won’t even be on the ballot” come November, Steyer confidently predicts.


Point of View: Saving the horse racing industry

Since last December, thirty-three horses have died in racing or training accidents at Santa Anita, but it isn’t the only track with a problem. It isn’t even the track with the most deaths. According to the Jockey Club's Equine Injury Database, Illinois’ Hawthorne Racecourse leads all racetracks in racing deaths followed by Churchill Downs in Kentucky.


The Issue Is: Impeachment

Democratic Donor Tom Steyer has always dabbled in politics, but never quite like now. Since July, he’s hopped into the crowded field of 2020 Democratic hopefuls. In his interview on FOX11’s “The Issue Is: with Elex Michaelson,” Steyer explained what separates him from the pack. “The debates were about very important policies…none of these policies can happen until we break the corporate takeover of America.” Steyer, who spearheaded the organization, ‘Need to Impeach,’ also made a bold prediction. Come November, “there’s a good chance [Trump] won’t even be on the ballot.” We discuss impeachment, California's power blackout problems, and the upcoming Democratic debate with our panel.