Since joining the Eyewitness News team in 1998, Michelle has reported news from Israel and the occupied territories to Oscar's Red Carpet, but she is probably best known for her award-winning reports on her personal battle with skin cancer. She has been honored with the prestigious Gold Triangle Award for Journalism.
Michelle is also host of WABC-TV's Emmy Award-winning special programs, Broadway Backstage - a look at the upcoming spring and fall theater seasons, and Above and Beyond - a salute to local high school students and teachers who have made a difference in their schools and communities.
Michelle came to Channel 7 from NBC 17 in Raleigh, North Carolina where she worked as a reporter/anchor. Prior to that she was at WCTI in New Bern, North Carolina and WMGM in Atlantic City, New Jersey.
Michelle holds a B.A. in Public Policy from Duke University, and studied economics at the University of Freiburg on a full scholarship from the German government. She makes her home in New Jersey with her husband and two children. She loves spending time with her family, playing tennis, going to the beach (in a hat, sunglasses and covered in sunscreen) and cooking and eating Italian food. Her greatest culinary love is her husband's smoked ribs smothered in (from-scratch) BBQ sauce.
Authorities are investigating a horrific crash in Freehold, New Jersey Tuesday that killed three people and left another in critical condition.
Michelle Charlesworth has the latest on the fatal head-on collision
State troopers rescued a tractor-trailer driver from a creek after he crashed through a guardrail on the New Jersey Turnpike in Ridgefield Park Tuesday.
A police chase sparked by a robbery investigation in Newark ended in a crash that sent two police officers to the hospital early Tuesday.
Police say a 32-year old pedestrian was struck and killed on Fresh Pond Road in Maspeth by a driver who fled the scene.