Since joining the Eyewitness News team in 1998, Michelle has reported news from Israel and the occupied territories to Oscar's Red Carpet, but she is probably best known for her award-winning reports on her personal battle with skin cancer. She has been honored with the prestigious Gold Triangle Award for Journalism.
Michelle is also host of WABC-TV's Emmy Award-winning special programs, Broadway Backstage - a look at the upcoming spring and fall theater seasons, and Above and Beyond - a salute to local high school students and teachers who have made a difference in their schools and communities.
Michelle came to Channel 7 from NBC 17 in Raleigh, North Carolina where she worked as a reporter/anchor. Prior to that she was at WCTI in New Bern, North Carolina and WMGM in Atlantic City, New Jersey.
Michelle holds a B.A. in Public Policy from Duke University, and studied economics at the University of Freiburg on a full scholarship from the German government. She makes her home in New Jersey with her husband and two children. She loves spending time with her family, playing tennis, going to the beach (in a hat, sunglasses and covered in sunscreen) and cooking and eating Italian food. Her greatest culinary love is her husband's smoked ribs smothered in (from-scratch) BBQ sauce.
The tearful young faces in this crowd, surrounding Bethesda Fountain in Central Park remind one of how young Kyle Jean-Baptiste was.
Michelle Charlesworth has the story from Valhalla.
Building up strong self-esteem can be hard for lots of teenage girls, and it's especially difficult when they have no support system or have been through tough times.
For three hours, dozens of students protested in support of Devan Solancki, the valedictorian who found out last week he was bumped from giving the big speech at graduation.
A child who jumped behind the wheel of a Staten Island day care center van accidentally ran over a 2-year-old boy.