Micah Ohlman anchors the award-winning KTLA 5 News at 6 and KTLA 5 News at 10.
He has become a fixture in Los Angeles television news, having developed a reputation as an exceptional breaking news anchor and reporter while with KABC-TV.
Micah is a seasoned veteran, having anchored extensive live coverage of virtually every major Southern California story over the past seven years, nurturing a sense of trust, confidence, and credibility among viewers. 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 Reagan in 2004, and the death of Pope John Paul II in March of 2005. In October of 2007, Micah anchored ABC7's live coverage for more than 8 hours, his calm demeanor re-assuring viewers as several wildfires burned simultaneously across Southern California, consuming over half a million acres and at least 1500 homes. Micah was also live on the air in the anchor chair as the magnitude 5.5 Chino earthquake struck in July of 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 of 2002. Micah also delivered live reporting from the nation's capital during the state funeral of President Reagan, and has provided extensive coverage of the current collapse of the nation's economy.
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 in Miami, Micah delivered extensive live coverage from the scene of the presidential election meltdown marred by hanging chads. Micah also covered the terrorist attacks of 9/11 and the hijackers significant ties to South Florida.
Micah began his career at KULR-TV in Billings, Montana. He earned his bachelor's degree in Communication Studies from The University of Nevada, Las Vegas. He is married with three children.
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