Elex Michaelson co-anchors FOX 11 News weeknights at 5 p.m., 6 p.m. and 10 p.m. with Christine Devine. He co-hosts the "FOX 11 Special Report" with Dr. Drew Pinsky weeknights at 7 p.m.
He also hosts and produces the political talk show The Issue Is, which airs on stations throughout the state of California.
Elex is an Agoura Hills native and 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 6 Emmy Awards and 13 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.
This week, the United States of America neared its 200,000th coronavirus-related death.
This week on The Issue Is, President Trump and the White House go on defense against Bob Woodward and The Atlantic, the Presidential race tightens, a political spouse opens up about life on the campaign trail and about the struggles of coming out to his family, and much more.
White House officials exclusively tell FOX 11 Los Angeles that President Trump will visit California on Monday where he will be briefed on the state's wildfires.
“Sometime by Mid-October you’ll see a deluge of ex-officials in the Trump Administration speaking out about his lack of fitness to be President of the United States.”
This week on The Issue Is, a major announcement, a reunion, and a deep dive into the latest stories surrounding the 2020 election, coronavirus, racial justice, and more.
“Remember, I’m born in 1974, so my Black life has mattered since the day I was born.”
“California’s data and privacy rights rules can serve as a model for the rest of the country.”
“An affordable and quality life in California, that’s what we want, affordable and quality, and we’re not getting that right now.”
Another week like no other.
On the coronavirus front, The United States surpassed 180,000 deaths. On the political front, President Trump accepted the Republican nomination at a national convention unlike any seen in modern history. And on the streets of many of America’s major cities, protests for racial justice intensified following the police shooting of 29-year-old Jacob Blake.