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Elex Michaelson

Elex Michaelson is a reporter and fill-in anchor for KABC-TV Eyewitness News, the top rated newscast in Southern California.

He’s a 5-time EMMY award winner who serves as the station’s primary political correspondent.

Elex reported live from the presidential inaugurations of Barack Obama and Donald Trump, the Republican and Democratic National Conventions and the Election Night headquarters for Barack Obama and Hillary Clinton. He’s conducted exclusive one-on-one interviews with President Donald Trump, Sec. Hillary Clinton, Sen. Bernie Sanders and Vice President Joe Biden.

Elex reported live from major breaking news stories around the world including the Boston Marathon bombings, mass shootings in Colorado, Arizona, Oregon and California, plus Hurricanes in North Carolina and Mexico.

He hosts the Emmy nominated series, “Pay it Forward,” which surprises individuals and non-profits who do good work in the community.

He won a National Media Award after raising more than $100,000 for the Leukemia & Lymphoma Society. He actively partners with the Boys & Girls Clubs, the ALS Association and the Drew Childhood Development Corporation.

Before his time at KABC, Elex worked as a reporter and weekend morning anchor at XETV in San Diego. He grew up in Agoura Hills, CA.

Elex is a proud USC Trojan who graduated first in his class from the Annenberg School for Journalism. He earned Summa Cum Laude and Phi Beta Kappa honors while picking up dual degrees in broadcast journalism and political science.

Current Job Title

Reporter/Fill-In Anchor



Market Number



Los Angeles, California, United States

Year Graduated


Degree / Major

Broadcast Journalism/Political Science

Previous Jobs:

Weekend Anchor/Reporter; XETV in San Diego

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