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Araksya Karapetyan

Araksya Karapetyan anchors the FOX 11 Morning News weekdays from 4:30 a.m. to 7: 00 a.m. and 10 a.m. to 10:30 a.m.

Araksya joined the FOX 11 team in March 2012 as a general assignment reporter and fill-in anchor, where she contributed to the 10 p.m. and 11 p.m. weekday newscasts as well as Studio 11 LA

A native of Armenia, Karapetyan moved to the U.S. when she was seven years old. A devastating earthquake, a brewing conflict with Azerbaijan, and the demise of the Soviet Union all contributed to her family's decision to leave their homeland. English is Araksya's third language, but she can get by in four. She is fluent in Armenian and conversational in both Russian and Spanish.

She grew up in Palos Verdes Estates and returns to Los Angeles from KOIN-TV in Portland, OR, where she served as a general assignment reporter and fill-in host for the past two years. Prior to that, she was a reporter/anchor/producer at KIDK-TV in Idaho Falls, ID. Earlier in her career, Karapetyan held various news positions in California, such as reporter for government access cable television channel, Torrance CitiCABLE 3 in Torrance, CA. Karapetyan began her television career as an intern at KABC-TV in Los Angeles and KFI 640 AM radio in Burbank, CA.

Araksya's interest in journalism sparked when she went back for a summer visit to Armenia. She decided to spend her time there not by being a tourist, but by actually exploring to see what everyday life was like for the majority. So she grabbed a camcorder and hit the streets. She interviewed people and visited places such as orphanages, psychiatric wards, schools, and homes for the elderly to fully understand the issues the newly democratic country was facing. Her excitement for telling stories was in full bloom by the time her visit was over.

Araksya holds a Bachelor of Arts Degree in International Relations and Broadcast Journalism from Syracuse University's S.I. Newhouse School of Public Communications.

"The best part of reporting is how everyday is different. I love working with all kinds of people and learning something new. I can honestly say I walk away more enlightened at the end of the day. It's that ability to grow that makes this job one of a kind."

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    In the news business, we cover so many stories everyday that many of them just come and go. It is rare for there to be a story that I can't stop thinking about.
    In the news business, we cover so many stories everyday that many of them just come and go. It is rare for there to be a story that I can't stop thinking about. And that says a lot coming from me; I watch, listen to and read news stories nonstop.
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    Documenting Our Experiences...Where Do You Draw The Line?

    Monday, April 14 2014 12:54 PM EDT2014-04-14 16:54:27 GMT
    Why do so many of us feel the need to document what we do? Where we are? Who we are with? Let me start by saying right off the bat, I too am guilty of this... to a certain degree. So here it goes. Imagine
    Why do so many of us feel the need to document what we do? Where we are? Who we are with? Let me start by saying right off the bat, I too am guilty of this...to a certain degree.
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    The Holy Land

    The Holy Land

    Monday, April 7 2014 3:41 PM EDT2014-04-07 19:41:59 GMT
    [VIEW PHOTO GALLERY] My first trip to Israel was very eventful. But I do feel like it was a vacation that I need a vacation from! In five days we managed to squeeze in so many activities.
    [VIEW PHOTO GALLERY] My first trip to Israel was very eventful. But I do feel like it was a vacation that I need a vacation from! In five days we managed to squeeze in so many activities.
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