Award-winning broadcast journalist Jeff Michael is the weekday anchor for Studio 11 LA.
Michael joined the Studio 11 LA team after serving as weekend news anchor and weekday reporter for KTTV's top-rated FOX 11 10 O'clock News and FOX News at 11 p.m. on Channel 13.
Michael came to KTTV FOX 11 in October 1998 after 8 years at KABC-TV in Los Angeles. There, he co-anchored the weekend newscasts and reported stories from the field on weekdays.
Michael began his career as a reporter-anchor in 1981 at the NBC affiliate in Reno, Nevada. From 1983-1987, Michael worked as an anchor-reporter at the ABC affiliate in Richmond, Virginia. From 1987-1990, he was a reporter and part-time anchor at WSVN-TV in Miami, Florida.
Michael has won several prestigious television news awards, including two Emmys for best spot news coverage and two Associated Press Awards for best investigative reporting, as well as a Golden Mike Award.
During the past 20 years, he has covered many national news events during his career; most recently, the space shuttle Columbia disaster in Texas. Michael's assignments range from a presidential inaugural and State of the Union addresses, to major commercial airline disasters, hurricanes, wildfires and earthquakes.
Michael reported live during the Los Angeles civil unrest following the acquittal of officers who arrested Rodney King and he covered the murder case against O.J. Simpson, including its controversial verdict.
A native of Sacramento, Calif., Michael received a BA degree in Mass Communications from U.C. Davis in 1981.