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.
This week on "The Issue Is,” Elex Michaelson talks COVID surges, recall politics, infrastructure, and impressions with former California Congressman, and current Gubernatorial Candidate, Doug Ose, U.S. Energy Secretary Jennifer Granholm, and comedian Matthew Friend.
Former Rep. Doug Ose (R) discusses his run for governor, mask mandates, school choice and combatting homelessness.
A busy week in California politics. The certified list of candidates, and a debate to be co-hosted by FOX 11, were announced for the upcoming recall election. This, as a new surge in COVID cases led to reinstatement of some masking mandates, and the fear of more shutdowns.
California Assembly Members Kevin Kiley and Buffy Wicks also join The Issue Is this week.
US Secretary of Education Miguel Cardona joins the Issue Is to discuss the future of masking, schools and California.
Elex Michaelson sits down with Larry Elder on his run for governor.
This week, as uncertainty rises in the face of new coronavirus surges, Elex Michaelson is joined on "The Issue Is" by radio host turned Gubernatorial candidate Larry Elder and US Secretary of Education Miguel Cardona to talk the future of masking, schools, California and more.
A NASA astronaut, a Navy Commander, a California native, and one of only 153 Americans who has visited the International Space Station - Victor Glover joined Elex Michaelson on “The Issue Is” for his first statewide interview since returning to Earth.
Elex spoke with astronaut Victor Glover on his time on the International Space Station. Labor Secretary Marty Walsh and Rep. Mark Takano also stopped by to discuss child tax credit and the state's infrastructure. Elex also spoke with Gov. Gavin Newsom on his efforts to clean up California.
On this Independence Day weekend, Elex Michaelson is joined on “The Issue Is” by California legislators from both chambers of Congress: Senator Alex Padilla and Representative Josh Harder.