Marla Tellez

Marla Tellez


Marla Tellez began working at FOX 11 in January of 2014. She co-hosts the "FOX 11 Special Report" with Elex Michaelson weeknights at 6 p.m. 

Before working at KTTV, Tellez anchored the midday newscast for the NBC affiliate in San Francisco. Her broadcast career began behind-the-scenes first, as a news writer and then, a news producer in the Bay Area, where she was raised. Her on-air career launched when she landed a reporting gig for the CBS affiliate in Salinas. From there, she transferred to the CBS station in San Francisco as a correspondent and producer for the nightly show, Evening Magazine. In 2008, Tellez left California for an anchor opportunity in Albuquerque, New Mexico. That's where she got the chance to appear in the hit AMC show, "Breaking Bad."

Over the years, Tellez has interviewed numerous high-ranking politicians, celebrities and covered the highly publicized Scott Peterson Trial. She’s also picked up two Emmy Awards along the way. Tellez has a political science degree from Sonoma State University, where she graduated magna cum laude.

The latest from Marla Tellez

In Depth: Travel Woes

In this week's In Depth, Marla Tellez guest hosts for Hal. She talks with experts about travel woes amid the summer vacation season.

In Depth: Rising Up

Long-time civil rights activist Connie Rice discusses the impact of the George Floyd killing, how the Derek Chauvin conviction was a fluke and what she calls “bluewashing” to prevent the public from finding out what really happens during violent police incidents.

In Depth: Mental health and COVID-19

Marla Tellez hosts in place of Hal Eisner. She is joined by Psychiatrist Dr. Ricardo Whyte of Dignity Health Community Hospital and CHLA Psychologist Karen Rogers to discuss the consequences the pandemic has had on the nation’s mental health and how we can best recover.