Get to know "New Day" news anchor Michaela Pereira
Michaela getting interviewed in the CNN Time Warner cafeteria
May 28th, 2013
09:50 AM ET

Get to know "New Day" news anchor Michaela Pereira

Michaela Pereira is the news anchor for CNN's morning show "New Day" – joining Chris Cuomo and Kate Bolduan – debuting on June 17. She joins CNN from KTLA where she was co-host of their morning show.

Michaela's nine-year run at KTLA was packed with incredible moments. KTLA compiled some of her best highlights along with interviews from other KTLA anchors on what they'll miss most about Michaela. Plus, Chris Cuomo surprised Micheala on air last week, with welcoming words (and even a little singing).

Find our more about Michaela below:

For nine years, Pereira was the co-host of “KTLA Morning News,” Los Angeles’ number one rated morning newscast. During this time, this program won nine Emmy Awards for “Best Regularly Scheduled Daily News” and one for KTLA’s live coverage of the Rose Parade. In addition, Pereira has been awarded with three Radio & TV News Association Golden Mike Awards: in 2006 for live coverage of a news story, “Urban Farm Eviction,” and the Best Daytime News Broadcast in both 2004 and 2006. She was also honored with two Mark Twain Awards in 2004: “Best Live Coverage of a News Event, Hostage Standoff Mexican Consulate,” and the “Best 60 Minute Broadcast: KTLA Morning News.”

Prior to KTLA, Pereira was named anchor of the technology news program “TechLive” on TechTV in San Francisco in 2001. In 1999, she was the guest host and internet correspondent of Buena Vista’s “Ebert & the Movies.” Before that, she hosted “Internet Tonight” on ZDTV. Pereira made her news television debut in 1993 on Canada’s CHEK-TV in Victoria, B.C. as a beat reporter and host of a magazine program.

Beyond her broadcasting achievements, Pereira is active in several community organizations working with at-risk children and teens. She served as a member of the board of directors for the Long Beach Boys and Girls Club; an advisory board member of Court Appointed Special Advocates (CASA), supporting children in foster care; and co-chair of the advisory board of Optimist Youth Home, providing services for troubled youth.

She’s been honored with numerous community awards including the Genii Award for Excellence in Broadcasting from Alliance for Women in Media, the Hollywood Community Leadership Award from The Hollywood Police Activities League and the Celebrity Philanthropist Award from Association of Fundraising Professionals.

Pereira is a member of the National Association of Black Journalists.

Pereira is based in New York City.

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  1. Danny

    Michaela is absolutely what you needed for the show. Just a little curious as to why she is continually crossing her arms while at the " Desk". Also while standing, she is always covering herself with a handful of paperwork , that she never reads . Michaela is a BBW and doesn't need to use her arms or props for cover. Except it, Stop it !!!

    March 21, 2014 at 7:00 am | Reply

    To Michaela.....I live in Victoria B C overlooking the Srait of Juan de Fuca....way up in the sky. 10 nights ago I woke up at 3 am to hear to hear a large plane flying very low.......we do not have planes flying over what do you explain ? Helene

    March 17, 2014 at 11:29 am | Reply
  3. Helane

    Hi there. I, too am a fan of Soledad O'Briens, but Michaela is right up there as well. I like her personality, and her low=key manner. I really like her hair. I have alot of curly hair, & would love mine to look like hers. Will she share products & secrets? I would so appreciate it.

    September 5, 2013 at 10:08 am | Reply
    • TeamCNNCNN

      Hi, Helane,

      Thank you for your inquiry. You'll want to contact Michaela on her Twitter at @MichaelaCNN or on Facebook at

      Have a lovely day!
      CNN Viewer Communications

      September 5, 2013 at 1:32 pm | Reply
  4. Carol Newcomer

    We California people have grew to love Michaela Pereira, as i watch NEW DAY every day hoping to see her Iam so disappointed in CNN NEW DAY for your rudeness. If this is how you treat people, i will be one California person I am sure not the only one who will NOT be watching this News Show, you are going to lose watchers.Don't be idiots.

    July 11, 2013 at 9:45 am | Reply
  5. Cheryl

    I am a big Soledad O'Brien fan and was disappointed by her cancellation. I started watching New Day for a reason to not like it. Haven't found a reason, yet. Good luck on the show. Love the chemistry and love actually getting some news in the morning rather than political posturing.

    June 19, 2013 at 8:36 am | Reply
  6. Theo

    LA thanks for sharing Michaela with the rest of us, she is intelligent, engaging and yes beautiful..

    June 17, 2013 at 6:11 pm | Reply
  7. Kevin Flores

    The annual ROSE parade (a west coast – Southern California tradition for nearly 125 years) covered by KTLA's Bob Eubanks and Stephanie Edwards is a mainstay! No other team has done a better job!

    June 11, 2013 at 10:27 pm | Reply
  8. Enrique Del Posto

    New York ! New York! Wishing you luck and courage !

    June 4, 2013 at 8:47 pm | Reply
  9. canasta

    Stop trying, sooooo obviously, to cover up Michaela. She's gorgeous. Don't be idiots.

    June 3, 2013 at 9:53 pm | Reply
  10. Brenda

    Wishing Michaela Pereira ALL the best on her new show "New Day" on CNN. I have watched her on KTLA for the past 2 years while living in Southern California and she is a GREAT News Anchor!! Also, funny and charming wit!

    June 3, 2013 at 5:21 pm | Reply
  11. kennedysmommi

    We miss her deeply in LA. Go Luck Michaela

    June 3, 2013 at 12:19 pm | Reply
  12. babs

    can't wait. I love Michaela. My husband and I have watched her on KTLA from the start and she will be so missed there but CNN will be my new morning show!

    June 2, 2013 at 9:14 pm | Reply

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