Elex Michaelson

Elex Michaelson

Anchor

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 Marla Tellez 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.  

The latest from Elex Michaelson

The Issue Is: Supreme Court overturns Roe v. Wade

Elex is joined by California AG Rob Bonta and California Family Council's Jonathan Keller as they react to the U.S. Supreme Court overturning Roe v. Wade. Areva Martin and Brian Goldsmith join the show to also discuss the SCOTUS rulings as well as inflation and President Biden's poll numbers.

The Issue Is Podcast: Supreme Court overturns Roe v. Wade

Elex is joined by California AG Rob Bonta and California Family Council's Jonathan Keller as they react to the U.S. Supreme Court overturning Roe v. Wade. Areva Martin and Brian Goldsmith join the show to also discuss the SCOTUS rulings as well as inflation and President Biden's poll numbers.

The Issue Is: Inflation, insurrection and icons

Gov. Gavin Newsom discusses the state's surplus and California's tax system. California Assembly Minority Leader James Gallagher stops by to discuss inflation, gas prices and the GOP's 2022 outlook. Rep. Pete Aguilar weighs in on this week's Jan. 6 committee hearings and LA Times Sacramento bureau chief John Myers discusses his retirement from journalism.

The Issue Is Podcast: Gavin Newsom, James Gallagher, Pete Aguilar, John Myers

This week, Elex is joined by Governor Gavin Newsom to discuss the state's surplus and California's tax system. California Assembly Minority Leader James Gallagher stops by to discuss inflation, gas prices and the GOP's 2022 outlook. Rep. Pete Aguilar weighs in on this week's Jan. 6 committee hearings and LA Times Sacramento bureau chief John Myers discusses his retirement from journalism.

The Issue Is: Gun control

This week's shooting in Uvalde, Texas, has gun control at the forefront of political discourse. Elex talks with Congresswoman and candidate for LA Mayor Karen Bass about her take.