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
Winter warm-up thaws out business at ski resorts in New Jersey
The winter warm-up may be nice for stepping outside, but it's thawing out business at ski resorts in New Jersey.
Jersey City creates police 'retail detail' to combat rise in holiday shoplifting
Rampant stealing across the country inspired officials to put together the new task force.
Eyewitness News cub reporters reflect on 10 years of covering Macy's parade balloon inflation
Michelle Charlesworth covered the balloon inflation with the help of two special correspondents - her children Jack and Isabelle.
Macy's warehouse ready to roll out new floats for the 2022 Thanksgiving Day Parade
There are 5 new floats for the 2022 Macy's Thanksgiving Day parade including one for the new film, "Slumberland," Baby Shark, the return of Toys "R" Us, Wonderbread's Wondership, and a float to honor Native Americans.
Volunteer firefighter accused of causing car crash in New Jersey while impersonating cop
A volunteer firefighter appeared in court Tuesday, after officials in New Jersey say he responded to the scene of a serious accident that he caused while impersonating a cop.
Hispanic Heritage Month: From GED to beloved ESL teacher with help of HANAC
Yolanda Ruiz-DeJesus works at the non-profit HANAC, the program that allowed her to become a beloved ESL teacher, which is celebrating 50 years.
New York City synagogues under tight security ahead of Jewish High Holy Days
Synagogues will be under tight security in New York City with the approach of the Jewish High Holy Days Rosh Hashanah and Yom Kippur as the city grapples with a rise in anti-Semitic hate crimes.
WWII veteran receives Purple Heart, POW medals 77 years later in Brooklyn
William "Willie" Kellerman is alive today because of a daring escape he made during the war back in 1944, and his incredible will to survive a serious injury less than a year later.
Video shows pickup truck slamming into, flipping SUV with kids inside in NJ
Surveillance video captured a wild scene in New Jersey Saturday night after a pickup truck ran a stop sign and slammed into an SUV with two babies in the back, flipping that vehicle over.
Surplus of summer rental vacation homes, seasonal jobs along Jersey shore
Small businesses along the Jersey shore are starting to open up shop for the summer, but finding enough seasonal staff has proven difficult.