Elex Michaelson

Elex Michaelson


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 6 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 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': The 95th Academy Awards

This week on 'The Issue Is' we talk about the recent California storms and potential flood dangers with Karla Nemeth, then the 95th Academy Awards takes the spotlight as Variety’s Elizabeth Wagmeister and Steve Mason, host of the “Culture Pop” podcast, join us to talk all things Oscars.