Micah Ohlman is an anchor on the award-winning KTLA 5 News at 6, 6:30, 10 and 11 on weeknights.
During the past decade, he has become a fixture in Los Angeles television news, having developed a reputation as an exceptional breaking news anchor and reporter.
Micah, who’s won multiple Emmy Awards, has anchored extensive live coverage of virtually every major Southern California story over the past decade, nurturing a sense of trust, confidence and credibility among viewers.
Micah occupied the anchor chair for KTLA’s marathon Election Day coverage in 2010, and again for the presidential election of 2012.
Beginning on New Year’s Day 2010, and continuing every year since, Micah has co-hosted coverage of the Rose Parade, alongside legendary hosts Bob Eubanks and Stephanie Edwards. The broadcast is seen locally on KTLA, as well as across much of the U.S. and in more than 40 countries around the world — coverage that earned Micah an Emmy in 2011.
Micah anchored live, extended coverage of the shuttle Columbia explosion in 2003. Micah was at the anchor desk as the October 2003 “Fire Siege” erupted, one of the most devastating wildfire disasters in state history. Micah went on to anchor live coverage of the death of President Ronald Reagan in 2004, and the death of Pope John Paul II in March 2005.
In October 2007, during another of California’s most destructive firestorms, Micah anchored KABC-TV’s marathon coverage for more than eight hours, his calm demeanor reassuring viewers as several wildfires burned simultaneously across Southern California, consuming more than half a million acres and more than 1,500 homes. Micah was also live on the air in the anchor chair as the magnitude-5.5 Chino earthquake struck in July 2008.
Micah’s passion for storytelling has taken him around the world. In 2005, Micah traveled to Vietnam, following two locals who were among a group of 21 Vietnamese-American adoptees returning to their homeland for the first time since the fall of Saigon in 1975. His three-part series on the emotional homecoming, as well as a revealing look at the reality of the human condition in a country still working to recover from its war-ravaged past, earned Micah an Emmy nomination.
Micah also reported live from the scene outside Washington, D.C., for several weeks during the “Beltway Snipers” reign of terror in October 2002. Micah also delivered live reporting from the nation’s capital during the state funeral for Reagan.
Prior to his arrival in Los Angeles, Micah worked as an anchor and reporter for the NBC-owned television station WTVJ-TV in Miami. During his time there, Micah delivered extensive live coverage from the scene of the 2000 presidential election meltdown marred by hanging chads. Micah also covered the terrorist attacks of 9/11, helping to uncover the hijackers’ significant ties to South Florida.
Micah began his career at KULR-TV in Billings, Mont. He earned his bachelor’s degree in communication studies from the University of Nevada, Las Vegas. He is married with three children.