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
Video shows man chased, attacked and saved | Hero coffee shop manager speaks out
Juan Reyes told Eyewitness News "If I don't act, he'd be dead absolutely" after a group chased a man into his store and attacked him.
Organizers reflect on past, future of Bethpage Air Show on 20th anniversary
Eyewitness News spoke to the two people who spearheaded the very first Bethpage Air Show and have been working together ever since.
Long lost statue honoring NYC's garment workers unveiled at new home after being rediscovered
The statue of Maria Pulsone was made 40 years ago for a bespoke suit company, where it sat in the lobby where she worked for years.
Off-duty FDNY lieutenant recounts rescuing man from burning car on Belt Parkway in Brooklyn
Around 3 a.m. on Saturday, FDNY Lt. Richard Cannon rescued an unconscious man from a burning car on the side of the Belt Parkway in Brooklyn.
New York Road Runners Mindful 5K runner overcomes homelessness, addiction to open popular NYC bakery
Janie Deegan turned to baking and running to get her life back on track and heal herself mentally.
New York City launching Open Streets season with largest-ever car-free Earth Day celebration
This year's Open Streets: Car-Free Earth Day will include 53 car-free streets and plazas across the five boroughs.
9/11 hero and former New York City school principal in need of lifesaving kidney
73-year-old and former school principal Lily Woo has gone through dialysis for years until last May, when she received a kidney from someone who passed away. That kidney is now failing, and she needs another one.
Save your own life, get screened for colorectal cancer, doctors say
We are seeing an alarming increase in Black and brown patients getting colorectal cancer at younger ages.
Tour self-made millionaire Madam CJ Walker's historic mansion in Irvington
The woman who lived more than half her life without plumbing designed her home with multiple luxurious bathrooms and amenities that were ahead of their time.
Woman makes life-saving donation to father suffering kidney disease
Battling a terminal kidney disease, a father from Long Island held on to hope to find a donor. Little did he know that life-saving donation would come from his own daughter.