Michelle Ross

Michelle Ross

Michelle is a freelance reporter at FOX 5 NY and joined the team in October 2023. 

She is a born and bred New Yorker. Having lived in three boroughs and Long Island, she is exceedingly grateful to report in the same communities she grew up in while her friends and family get to watch her locally. 

Michelle started her career in the news industry within the FOX family as a production assistant at Fox News Radio. She then went on to become an associate producer at ABC News Radio. 

After a two-year run in radio came her first television job which took her upstate as a reporter and one-woman-band in Elmira, New York at WETM 18 News where she covered the opioid epidemic.

Her next stop brought her back to New York City as a reporter at News 12 The Bronx, the same borough she went to college in – the College of Mount Saint Vincent. 

At News 12 she reported on many stories that gained national headlines including the brutal gang attack of Lesandro ‘Junior’ Guzman-Feliz at a Bronx bodega, the coronavirus pandemic, and BLM protests in the wake of the death of George Floyd. 

After News 12, Michelle then reported at PIX11 News which afforded her the opportunity to expand her coverage and report throughout the tri-state area. 

She has won multiple awards for her work and looks forward to continuing that work at FOX 5. 

She is a first-generation American. Both of her parents were born in Iran and she is proud of her Persian heritage.  

Michelle loves to stay active by playing basketball, a sport she got recruited to play in college. She’s also a relatively new runner and completed two New York City marathons. 

Other hobbies are trying out new recipes in the kitchen, reading books, and catching up on current events – even on her day off. 

Some of her personal goals including traveling to every country in the world and all 50 states, finishing all six World Marathon Majors, and confidently catching waves on a surfboard. 

Digging her roots further into New York City, Michelle is engaged to an FDNY firefighter. 

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