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.

The self-described "political junkie" 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, Sen. Ted Cruz 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 Irene and Patricia. He contributed "On The Red Carpet" reports for ABC7's Oscars and ESPY broadcasts.

Elex is the winner of 5 Emmy Awards and 11 nominations. He hosts the Emmy nominated series, "Pay it Forward," which surprises individuals and non-profits who do good work in the community. He is especially proud of his own charity work. 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.

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.

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.

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

Archive
A man who tried to help a woman he thought had an emergency ended up bloodied after she fled into a car with his cellphone in Arcadia.
Chicken Don - the inflatable parody of President Donald Trump that was recently staged behind the White House - made an appearance in Beverly Hills on Thursday.
A group of local students is making a big difference in the world, thanks to the generosity of some USC employees who have donated a percentage of their salaries to a worthy cause.
An elderly grandfather threw a man off his roof, ending an hours-long standoff in which the agitated suspect jumped from home to home in a La Puente neighborhood on Tuesday.
A stretch of road in Hyde Park is being blocked off to the public after an underground vault exploded and destroyed part of the street Wednesday.