Elex Michaelson

Elex Michaelson

Anchor

Elex Michaelson co-anchors FOX 11 News weeknights at 5 p.m. and 10 p.m. with Christine Devine. He also co-hosts the weeknight FOX 11 News at 6 p.m. with Marla Tellez.

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 Joe Biden, Kamala Harris, Donald Trump, Hillary Clinton, Gavin Newsom, Jerry Brown, Arnold Schwarzenegger and more. He co-moderated debates for California Governor, L.A. Mayor, L.A. County Sheriff, and multiple congressional races. He’s reported live from the Republican and Democratic National Conventions & multiple Presidential Inaugurations. 

Michaelson is the winner of 7 Emmys, 4 Golden Mics, and an L.A. Press Club award for "outstanding political affairs show."

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.

He regularly volunteers with several non-profits including the ALS Golden West Association, the Drew Child Development Corporation and the Boys and Girls Clubs.

The latest from Elex Michaelson

The Issue Is Podcast: 2024 RNC

An unprecedented week in American politics, as "The Issue Is" hits the road for the Republican National Convention.

The Issue Is Podcast: Kara Swisher

This week, Elex is joined by Kara Swisher as the legendary tech journalist discusses motherhood and her bestseller "Burn Book."

The Issue Is: Kara Swisher

This week, Elex is joined by Kara Swisher as the legendary tech journalist discusses motherhood and her bestseller "Burn Book."

The Issue Is Podcast: Nicole Shanahan

Elex Michaelson goes one-on-one with Nicole Shanahan for her first TV sit-down since being named Robert F. Kennedy Jr.'s running mate.