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.

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Point of View: Fixing the Metro train service

In Los Angeles, train ridership is declining. From November to November, train ridership is down a whopping 14 percent. That’s 50,000 fewer rides per day on all train lines. So, what would get more people to use the trains?