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
Human remains were found near a ravine in Santa Clarita Monday, and the parents of a woman who has been missing since 2012 want to know if those remains could be hers.
Spiritual and community leaders in Compton worked together with the Los Angeles County Sheriff's Department to promote peace in the city on Friday night as a way to fight back against gang violence.
The husband of Vicki Gardner, the lone survivor in the Virginia television news crew shooting, speaks out and recalls the details of the terrifying moments his wife went through.
The Los Angeles Police Department's junior cadets program offers a free, safe sanctuary for 9- to 12-year-old kids.
Lorah Joe says she's sick to her stomach after learning the man she went to prom with is responsible for the fatal shooting of a TV news crew in Virginia.