Michelle Charlesworth  | ABC7 WABC News Team
Michelle Charlesworth is a reporter and co-anchor of WABC-TV's popular Eyewitness News Saturday and Sunday Morning.

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.

Michelle's Stories
2 women start Facebook group for young COVID widows, widowers after suffering their own losses
The coronavirus pandemic has brought so much heartache and overwhelming loss to so many, but now, two women from New Jersey who lost their spouses are trying to help others who share their pain.
Heating company replaces elderly man's boiler for free in Brooklyn
When a heating and plumbing company found out an elderly man was living without heat for more than a week, it decided to step up and help -- free of charge.
Blast from the past: Automat returns with a modern twist
What's old is new again. An automat, which was popular in the 1960s, is now serving up meals in Jersey City -- but with some high-tech twists.
Holocaust survivor's family says school lessons needed now more than ever
The family of a Holocaust survivor in New Jersey say after last week's siege on the Capitol, more schools need to include lessons about the Holocaust.
NJ woman accuses police of mocking her after she was abused by boyfriend
A woman from New Jersey claimed she was victimized twice, first by her boyfriend and then by police when she went to report him.
Program helps get veterans out of NYC and into fresh air to help maintain their mental health
A program in New Jersey is helping veterans, bringing them together to improve health and wellness while getting outside amid the coronavirus pandemic.
Miracle kidney match leads to Connecticut couple's home getting burglarized
A Connecticut couple's home was burglarized during a life-saving kidney donation after they believe the perpetrators saw their plans on social media and targeted them.
NYC Marathon's 1st winner remains an inspiration 50 years later
If you need proof that running keeps you fit, you just need to spend a little time with one gentleman in particular.
War of the Worlds: When Martians 'invaded' New Jersey!
On Oct. 30, 1938, Orson Welles and his Mercury Theatre broadcast the infamous "War of the Worlds" on the CBS radio network, reporting that aliens had invaded Grovers Mill, New Jersey.
Zombie display to return after causing dispute in NJ neighborhood
People are horrified - horrified that the zombie display is gone.