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


The Issue Is: Intern Terry's Takeover

This week, "The Issue Is:" anchor Elex Michaelson engages in a little role reversal, as FOX 11 intern Terry Ayzman takes the reins for a bonus show!


Point of View: Founding Fathers: Are You People Stupid?

In just the last week, we learned of an unhinged young man who walked into Saugus High School and murdered two people and wounded three more. There were five people killed in a murder suicide in San Diego. Four dead, six wounded at a family gathering in Fresno. Three dead in a shooting in Oklahoma. All in the last week! Next time, who knows where it will be, but one thing we know for sure: there will be a next time.