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 Dr. Drew Pinsky 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.
California leaders report "significant deficiencies" initially at PerkinElmer’s COVID-19 testing lab in Valencia, but they are confident that early mistakes are being corrected.
Gov. Gavin Newsom said he anticipates the state will receive 1.4 million doses of the COVID-19 vaccine this week during his appearance in Long Beach on Monday morning.
This week in 2020, there were 15 confirmed cases of coronavirus in the United States, and President Donald Trump had just been acquitted in his first Senate impeachment trial. A lot can change in a year.
Speaker of the California Assembly Anthony Rendon and California Senate President Pro Tem Toni Atkins discuss the state's push to reopen schools. Congressman Ted Lieu shares his experience as a House Impeachment manager.
Nearly a year after California’s students were sent home, the state’s Speaker of the Assembly Anthony Rendon (D) and State Senate President Pro Tempore Toni Atkins (D), spoke with FOX 11’s Elex Michaelson about why their new proposal is the right way back to the classroom.
From the halls of Congress to local classrooms across California, it’s been another combative week in American politics.
Sen. Alex Padilla weighs in on the impeachment trial of former president Donald Trump. Elex also speaks with Politico's Carla Mrinucci and KCBS Radio's Doug Sovern to discuss Gov. Newsom and the fight to reopen schools.
Senator Alex Padilla weighs in on the ongoing impeachment trial involving former president Donald Trump.
On the political front, Washington D.C. prepared for next week’s impeachment trial of former President Donald Trump, while in California, the effort to recall Governor Gavin Newsom began to gain steam.
FOX 11's Elex Michaelson chats with Long Beach Mayor Robert Garcia on the city's successful vaccine distribution, Hero Pay and Gov. Newsom. Elex also brings in FOX News' Gianno Caldwell and The Young Turks' Ana Kasparian to debate Congressional COVID-19 relief, former President Trump and possible recall of Gov. Newsom.