Elex Michaelson

Elex Michaelson

Anchor

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

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The Issue Is: Coronavirus

Since last Friday, the number of Americans who have tested positive for COVID-19 has skyrocketed from roughly 2,200 cases, to over 20,000. As countries shut their borders and order citizens to shelter in place, the number of cases worldwide has exceeded 250,000.

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The Issue Is: Presidential Race and Coronavirus

It's been another chaotic week in American politics: Millions of Americans in 15 states and territories cast their primary ballots, four major candidates suspended their campaigns, Coronavirus fears skyrocketed, and the stock market felt the impact of it all.

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The Issue Is: Coronavirus and Super Tuesday

This week, new cases of coronavirus have been detected in South Korea, Italy, Iran, the US and 45 other countries; with the threat of a global economic slowdown, the Dow Jones tumbled some 3,600 points, the largest weekly drop ever; and as politicians look to pass the blame, the world is being gripped by fears of a global pandemic.

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The Issue Is: Super Tuesday

On March 3, voters in 15 states head to the polls, awarding nearly 1/3 of delegates in the Democratic Presidential Primary. The largest share of those delegates will be from California.

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Attending Kobe and Gianna Bryant’s emotional, surreal memorial

Personal Reflections: Covering Kobe Bryant’s memorial service from inside Staples Center was one of the great honors of my life. I’ve never cried more at a news event, but I’ve also never felt more inspired. The lessons about hard work & family are universal themes that can be applied to all of our lives.