Michaela Pereira leaving KTLA mornings for CNN

michaela-pereira-ktla-2013.jpgKTLA 5 Morning News co-host Michaela Pereira is leaving the station at the end of May, after nine years, to join CNN in New York, the station announced. KTLA calls her "one of KTLA5’s most well-known and respected local news anchors." She joined Channel 5 in 2004. From the story:

She has been a key part of KTLA’s 7-10 a.m. team that includes Frank Buckley, Mark Kriski, Sam Rubin and Jessica Holmes.

“Michaela has been a huge contributor to the station’s success in the morning,” KTLA5 President and General Manager Don Corsini said in making the announcement.

“She is an outstanding journalist with a unique ability to connect with the audience.

“Everyone at KTLA is of course sorry that she is leaving us, but we wish her success and happiness with this professional opportunity.”

News Director Jason Ball added, “We’re of course saddened that Michaela is moving on, but happily for us she is part of an amazing morning news team that Southern California has embraced for many years.”

KTLA photo of Pereira

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