Elex Michaelson
Elex Michaelson is a general assignment reporter for ABC7 Eyewitness News who grew up in Agoura Hills and always dreamed of reporting the news in his hometown.

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. At USC, Michaelson hosted numerous campus broadcasts, and interned at several local stations and at NBC News in Washington.

Elex worked as a weekend morning anchor and weeknight reporter at XETV's San Diego 6 News.

The self-described "political junkie" reported live from the Presidential Inauguration of Barack Obama, the Republican National Convention and the shooting of Congresswoman Gabrielle Giffords. He also appeared on CNN's "Larry King Live."

Elex the winner of 5 Emmy Awards and 11 nominations.

He is especially proud of his community work: He co-founded Get Hands On, a breast cancer awareness campaign profiled by multiple national news outlets. He actively partners with Computers 2 Kids, providing technology to needy Southern California families. And, he's thrilled to profile other extraordinary non-profits who "Pay it Forward" through a special Eyewitness News series.

When he's not working, Elex enjoys going to the beach, working out, watching great films, cheering on his Trojans and, most of all, eating well and laughing with friends and family.

Contact:

ABC7 Broadcast Center
Attn: Elex Michaelson
500 Circle Seven Drive
Glendale, CA 91201
818-863-7777

Archive
The free Granada Hills-based non-profit Because I Love You has helped nearly 800,000 people cope with crisis at home.
Northridge resident Dave Lux is one of 669 Jewish kids whose lives were saved by Nicholas Winton during the Holocaust. Winton died at the age of 106 Wednesday.
A Valencia woman with terminal cancer made it to her daughter's 21st birthday in the Bahamas. She's suing for the right to die on her terms in California.
As the spread of the Calgrove Fire slowed in Santa Clarita, officials lifted a mandatory evacuation for nearby residents.
A vigil was held Monday night for Robert Hollis, a 75-year-old blind man who was found decapitated in his Inglewood apartment last week. Police remain very tight-lipped about the circumstances surrounding the case.