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
Coronavirus News: 10-year-old celebrates birthday by hosting fundraiser for COVID-19 patients
A young boy from Long Island has learned that a small deed can make a big difference, after hosting a fundraiser for a little girl on his 10th birthday.
Miracle reunion: Mother and newborn reunited after emergency C-section, heart surgery
Baby Livia came two weeks early because doctors at Elmhurst Hospital realized the mother had another serious medical issue.
Coronavirus News: New Jersey doctor taking hydroxychloroquine as preventative measure
President Donald Trump says some doctors have taken the drug on their own, and a local doctor supports that claim and says he's not the only one.
Coronavirus News: Audible donates $1.5 million to Newark restaurants to feed elderly and poor
All of it has been funded by $1.5 million from Audible, the huge app company known for podcasts and audio books, to help feed the elderly and poor in Newark.
Coronavirus News: ICU nurse on front lines of COVID-19 pandemic talks heartbreak, moments of joy
One nurse at St. Francis Hospital is sharing her stories of heartbreak and moments of joy while working in the front lines during the COVID-19 outbreak.
Coronavirus News: New Jersey teacher bridges language, technology gap for kindergartners
This year's Teacher Appreciation Week is taking on a special meaning during these challenging times, as educators learn to teach remotely during the coronavirus pandemic.
Coronavirus News: Special education teacher gets students moving and grooving
Meet truck driving, dance party hosting teacher Gena Shapiro. Her moxie's from Jersey, her accent's from Georgia, and her work ethic comes from her mom and dad.
Coronavirus: People with disabilities face added struggles during COVID-19 pandemic
Organizations across the nation are aiming to help people with disabilities who are struggling during the coronavirus pandemic, including several in our area.
Coronavirus News: Healthy NJ doctor, marathon runner shares his surprise battle with COVID-19
Weeks before coming down with COVID-19, Dr. Josh Fiske had been fine and healthy, vacationing with family and running.
Coronavirus News: Lawn signs raise thousands for New Jersey hospital
The campaign has raised enough money to purchase a $90,000 device that can sanitize a room in 20 minutes for Overlook Medical Center in Summit.