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
A terrorist group posted a graphic video online Tuesday that purports to show the beheading of missing American journalist James Foley.
The Kingdom of Bahrain has hired Brea-based Falco K-9 Academy to train bomb detection dogs and their handlers.
A South Los Angeles man who died after a confrontation with police is raising questions about the use of excessive force.
Dog The Bounty Hunter has vowed to track down War Machine, the MMA fighter accused of brutally beating his porn star girlfriend.
Videos of people dumping ice water over their heads are all over social media. Fundraising dollars for ALS are pouring in as well.