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Micah Ohlman
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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.

Recent Articles
  • Digital Dating Dangers

    New research reveals 18-30 year olds spend ten hours a week on dating apps. But are these users taking all of the proper precautions to avoid downloading danger? KTLA has a local son’s warning to others. Micah Ohlman reports on the KTLA5 News at 10pm on 11/5/18.    

  • SoCal College Student Warns of Digital Dating Dangers After Being Caught With Underage Girl

    A 20-year-old man who thought he had met an 18-year-old woman on an online dating site was arrested when she turned out to be 17.  Now, the Southern California college student has a warning to those looking for love online. Micah Ohlman reports for the KTLA 5 News at 10 on Nov. 5, 2018.

  • Future of Alternative Medicine May Lie in Microdosing of Hallucinogens, Advocates Say

    LSD was classified as a Schedule 1 controlled substance by the U.S. Drug Enforcement Administration more than 40 years ago — giving it an official status of a dangerous, illegal drug with no accepted medical use. But a growing group of experts is now promoting the use of such psychedelics in small, controlled amounts as a routine, therapeutic treatment.  Micah Ohlman reports for the KTLA 5 News at 10 on May 22, 2017.

  • L.A. Riots – 25 Years Later; Part 2

    When George Holliday walked into the KTLA newsroom in March of 1991 with the now infamous videotape of the Rodney King beating, it was the beginning of a new era in Los Angeles history.  Today, as we remember the Los Angeles riots, that grainy and still shocking video is the foundational footage for several new documentaries, including one from prolific film director John Singleton. Micah Ohlman reports for the KTLA 5 News at 10 on April 28, 2017.

  • Digital Death Pt. 2

    A fan of Facebook? Always on Instagram? Serious about Snapchat? In today’s tech world, many live life online…but what happens to those accounts when a user dies?  Our tech expert Rich Demuro shows us the step by step ways you can be proactive about your profile settings. Micah Ohlman reports on the KTLA5 News at 11PM on February 2, 2016.

  • Digital Death

    From online banking to business…is your digital life prepared for your death? It’s a topic not many like to talk about…but writing a will in today’s tech world means you might need to consider more than just heirs, property, and possessions, according to Attorney Megan Yip. Micah Ohlman reports on the KTLA5 News at 10PM on February 2, 2016.

  • KTLA Celebrates America

    Watch “KTLA Celebrates America” — a showcase of the nation’s pride and celebrations — on Channel 5 at 8 p.m. on Monday, July 4, 2016. The 30-minute special precedes “Big Bay Boom” coverage and is hosted by Cher Calvin, Micah Ohlman, and Gayle Anderson. Related links:!xstat-dressing/c2500

  • Victims of Orlando Mass Shooting Remembered in Vigils Around the World

    Vigils were being held in communities around the world in remembrance of the 49 people killed in the Orlando massacre early Sunday. Thousands of people took to the streets of the London`s Soho district to show their support for the victims and their families. Micah Ohlman reports from London for the KTLA 5 News at 10 on Monday, June 13, 2016.

  • Bionic Eye: Health Smart

    An estimated hundred thousand people a year are affected by Retinitis Pigmentosa, a genetic disorder that robs people of their sight. But some indidviduals who have gone blind are getting their vision back, thanks to bionic eye implants. In this very special Health Smart, we’re introducing you to one patient who explains why this technology is a true medical miracle. Micah Ohlman reports on the KTLA5 News at 10PM on May 24, 2016. For more information, click here.