Micah Ohlman

Micah Ohlman is an anchor on the award-winning KTLA 5 News at 6, 6:30, 10 and 11 on weeknights.

Over the past 17 years, 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 10 Emmy Awards and two Golden Mike Awards, has anchored extensive live coverage of virtually every major Southern California story over the past 17 years, nurturing a sense of trust, confidence and credibility among viewers.

Micah has anchored KTLA’s Election Night coverage for the past five election cycles.

Beginning on New Year’s Day 2010, and continuing every year since, Micah has co-hosted coverage of the Rose Parade. 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.

In October 2007, during one 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’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 President Ronald 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 began his career at KULR-TV in Billings, Montana. He earned a bachelor’s degree in communication studies from the University of Nevada, Las Vegas.

Micah is active in the community and sits on the Board of Directors for Special Olympics Southern California.

Micah has appeared in TV shows such as “The Closer” and “Goliath.” He also had a role in the movie “Aquaman.”

He is married with three children.


Recent Articles
  • 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.

  • The Kissing Bug: Health Smart

    Anything but romantic — a bite from the ‘kissing bug’ could lead to a life-threatening illness. That’s because the kissing bug is a transmitter of Chagas Disease, a disease that is one of the top three causes of heart failure worldwide. Here at home in California, doctors are urging people get tested, not only because the kissing bug is here, but because those who have Chagas don’t know it…until it’s too late. Micah Ohlman reports on the KTLA5 News at 10PM […]

  • Case of the Lost Girl Scout Cookie Money Has Happy Ending

    After selling Girl Scout cookies all day in a Glendale neighborhood, 9-year-old Juliana Rozanski was devastated after realizing she had lost her Hello Kitty purse containing the $165 she had collected. “It was really tough because I had a lot of money I worked for,” Juliana Rozanski said. The Glendale girl’s father called police to report the missing purse. He spoke with dispatcher Sally Chong, who was so touched by the story that she started a campaign to collect money […]

  • Getting the Gun: Legal Smart

    According to the Gun Violence Archive, there have been over one thousand gun related deaths since the beginning of 2016 in the country…and with the topic of gun control in the headline cross hairs, a special KTLA report is taking aim at the process behind buying a barrel here at home and just over the state line. Micah Ohlman reports on the KTLA5 News at 10pm on March 1, 2016.

  • ‘Breaking Bias’: Racism

    Black…white…Hispanic…Asian…California is considered to be one of the world’s biggest melting pots.  But is race still an issue?  All week long, the KTLA News at ten asks tough questions many shy away from in hopes of ‘Breaking Bias.’ Now continuing in this special series– our KTLA cameras roll as the race card is put on the table. Micah Ohlman reports on the KTLA5 News at 10pm and 11pm on February 23, 2016.

  • Man on a Mission

    A U.S. Navy SEAL from San Diego has broken a world record with his skydiving jump in a wing suit, but his unbelievable free fall wasn’t just one for the books. From a commitment to protecting our country to giving back to the Navy SEAL Foundation…in this special edition of ‘Problem Solvers,’ our Micah Ohlman introduces us to one of So Cal’s own — Andy Stumpf. If you are interested in participating in or sharing Andy’s cause, his GoFundMe page is listed […]

  • ‘Problem Solvers’ Follow-Ups

    A young boy desperately in need of a special wheelchair…a local firefighter paralyzed after risking his life to save others…what ever happened to these KTLA viewers who touched the hearts of Southern California? In this special ‘Problem Solvers’ follow up…our Micah Ohlman tells us how the community has come together to change lives. Micah Ohlam reports on the KTLA5 News at 10pm on November 4, 2015.

  • San Luis Obispo Man Who Dreamed of Being Firefighter Is Paralyzed on the Job

    Since he was a boy, Damien Pereira wanted to be a firefighter. The 25-year-old had realized that dream and was fighting a blaze sparked by lightning in Central California when his life changed forever. The small wildfire near Sequoia National Park was safely contained on July 3 and Pereira was preparing to roll up a hose so his crew could leave when he heard a live oak crack and begin to fall. He knew the falling branch was close by. He […]

  • Social Media for Kids

    In today’s tech savvy world, children are learning to use the internet even before they go to preschool.  So how can you protect your little ones against the dangers lurking behind the computer screen?  Most social sites like Facebook and Twitter are not allowed to host accounts for users under the age of 13. But one savvy local young boy took safety a step further- by creating an online hangout haven for kids called Grom Social – that also educates. Micah Ohlman […]

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