The Issue Is: Coronavirus

Since last Friday, the number of Americans who have tested positive for COVID-19 has skyrocketed from roughly 2,200 cases, to over 20,000. As countries shut their borders and order citizens to shelter in place, the number of cases worldwide has exceeded 250,000.

The Issue Is: Presidential Race and Coronavirus

It's been another chaotic week in American politics: Millions of Americans in 15 states and territories cast their primary ballots, four major candidates suspended their campaigns, Coronavirus fears skyrocketed, and the stock market felt the impact of it all.

The Issue Is: Coronavirus and Super Tuesday

This week, new cases of coronavirus have been detected in South Korea, Italy, Iran, the US and 45 other countries; with the threat of a global economic slowdown, the Dow Jones tumbled some 3,600 points, the largest weekly drop ever; and as politicians look to pass the blame, the world is being gripped by fears of a global pandemic.

The Issue Is: Super Tuesday

On March 3, voters in 15 states head to the polls, awarding nearly 1/3 of delegates in the Democratic Presidential Primary. The largest share of those delegates will be from California.

FOX 11’s Town Hall with Pete Buttigieg

Democratic presidential candidate Pete Buttigieg took questions on some of the biggest issues of the 2020 election race during an exclusive town hall hosted by FOX 11 at the University of Southern California on Thursday.Check out our behind-the-scenes conversation around the town hall event with FOX 11's Digital Producer Oscar Flores, Managing Editor Pete Wilgoren, and The Issue Is Producer Nick Greitzer:

The Issue Is: Remembering Kobe Bryant

We kick things off with an intimate discussion with Tracy Murray. Murray, an NBA vet who was part of the 1995 Champion Raptors, not only played alongside Kobe on the Lakers, but also returned in 2015 to serve as the team’s shooting coach. Two of those Angelenos are Liz Habib and Arash Markazi. As FOX 11’s sports anchor and an LA Times Sports columnist, respectively, Habib and Markazi have covered Kobe for years, forging bonds with him that went well beyond the typical reporter-and-subject relationship. Both had much to reminisce about Kobe’s generosity and spirit. Habib recalling the time Kobe took time to meet her entire family, Markazi talking about how Kobe supported him in his effort to lose weight. As the story of the horrific helicopter crash continues to unfold, one organization has received a good amount of backlash for their coverage: TMZ, which posted footage of the wreckage before all of the victims’ families had been notified. Levin defended TMZ’s actions, saying they acted as any other outlet would – that if a plane had gone down, any other outlet would run the video because it was a “news event.” We close out the show with a heartfelt personal tribute from Elex Michaelson.

The Issue Is: Hasan Piker v John Kobylt

Hasan Piker and John Kobylt couldn’t be more different. They are from different generations, believe in different political ideologies, and are at the forefront of different media platforms. But sometimes opposites attract, because when we put these men in a one-on-one debate, what we found was… agreement – a surprise to even the men themselves.

The Issue Is: Hasan Piker v John Kobylt

Hasan Piker and John Kobylt couldn’t be more different. They are from different generations, believe in different political ideologies, and are at the forefront of different media platforms. But sometimes opposites attract, because when we put these men in a one-on-one debate, what we found was… agreement – a surprise to even the men themselves.