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
Staten Island high school principal returns home after 40-day battle with COVID
Principal Michael Cosentino, just 35 years old, left the hospital in a wheelchair and on oxygen after a harrowing battle with COVID.
Help protect the piping plovers and their adorable chicks
Anyone visiting the Tri-State Area's bountiful shorelines have probably seen cordoned off areas of piping plovers, so as not to disturb bird breeding grounds.
Teens from Long Island, NYC up for prestigious Jimmy Awards
The Jimmy Awards honor the best musical theater performers in the nation's high schools, and the nominees are coming together ahead of the show.
Campaign underway to restore vandalized mural of transgender pioneer Marsha P. Johnson
Activists say the vandalism of the mural is a sign of transphobia, homophobia and racism -- and a slap in the face.
Congressman, patients fight for right to take experimental ALS drugs
A new proposed bill in the House of Representatives is giving hope to some patients in our area with ALS. If passed, they could gain access to experimental medications.
NJ senator addresses impact of active shooter drills on students' mental health
A New Jersey state senator, worried about young students' mental health, aims to make active shooter drills as easy on them as possible.
Calls for help increase at domestic violence center in New Jersey during COVID
The center offers everything from clothing, toiletries, food and therapy. They even free legal services to get things like restraining orders.
Legoland New York features over 50 rides and attractions for kids
There are 50 rides and attractions and the entire park is designed for strollers and wheelchairs.
Please Stay: Lady Gaga's foundation pushing pledge to help prevent suicide
Lady Gaga's foundation hopes to reach young people who are struggling and encourage them to ask for help while reassuring them they are loved.
Woman forced to take down free library displayed on front lawn in NJ
Free, little libraries have been popping up on front lawns during the COVID pandemic with public libraries closed, but for one woman in Oradell, she was told to take it down.