Michaela Pereira Biography
Michaela Pereira is a Canadian anchor/reporter working at CNN as an anchor for the morning show New Day. She re-joined CNN in 2023. Prior to this, she worked for KTLA-TV.
Michaela Pereira Age
She was born on 26 August 1970 in Saskatoon, Canada. Pereira is 51 years old as of 2021. She celebrates her birthday on 26 August.
Michaela Pereira Height
She stands at an average height of 5 feet in 3 inches.
Michaela Pereira Family
Pereira was adopted. Her parents and siblings do not share the same ethnic heritage, which has led her to be a strong advocate for children’s rights. She also retains her Canadian citizenship, while she has lived and worked in the United States for many years.
Michaela Pereira Husband
Pereira is very private about her personal life therefore it is not known if she is in any relationship. There are also no rumors of her being in any past relationship with anyone.
Michaela Pereira Net Worth
Pereira has an estimated net worth of about $1 Million -$5 Million which she has earned through her career as a journalist.
Michaela Pereira Salary
Pereira earns an annual salary ranging between $ 45,000 – $ 110,500.
Michaela Pereira Career
Pereira serves at CNN as an anchor for the morning show New Day. Prior to this, she worked for KTLA-TV. There she served as an anchor for the KTLA morning news team in Los Angeles. Her very first television job was to host an afternoon magazine show called CHEK Around in 1993 in Victoria, B.C., Canada on CHEK-TV.
She also co-hosted a weekly entertainment show and did the noon newscast with the weather. When she joined ZDTV, a nationwide cable channel based out of San Francisco, Michaela moved to California in 1998. She co-hosted a regular show called Internet Tonight about tech and movies. A few years later, ZDTV became TechTV and Michaela started anchoring several hours of their tech coverage.
She went east to New York after 9 years as part of the KTLA Morning News, where she anchored CNN’s morning show ‘New Day.’ But California was calling again, and Michaela returned to Los Angeles after a three-year stint in the east, where she had her own regular national 2-hour show on HLN, the sister station of CNN.
She has been awarded many awards, including the Alliance for Women in Media’s Genii Award for Excellence in Journalism, the Hollywood Community Leadership Award from The Hollywood Police Activities League, and the Association of Fundraising Professionals’ Celebrity Philanthropist Award. Pereira is a proud member of the Black Journalists National Association.
Michaela loves her adopted Southern California home and enjoys discovering all the region has to offer in her spare time; road trips to get apple pie in Julien, riding her bike along the Strand, or visiting one of the markets for local farmers.
Family is really important to her, so to see her, she also travels north to British Columbia. She is an adoptee, as are her many sisters, and because of this, Michaela is active in community groups helping young people who are disadvantaged. Pereira is a member of the Long Beach Boys & Girls Club Board of Directors and a member of the Optimist Youth Home Advisory Board, which offers programs to young people at risk.
Michaela Pereira KTLA
Pereira has worked at KTLA where she worked alongside other famous KTLA anchors and reporters including;
- Gayle Anderson
- Wendy Burch
- Rick Chambers
- Ginger Chan
- John Fenoglio
- Courtney Friel
- Bobby Gonzalez
- Megan Henderson
- Jessica Holmes
- Nerissa Knight
- Mark Kono
- Steve Kuzj
- David Lazarus
- Lauren Lyster
- Mary Beth McDadeKareen Wynter
Michaela Pereira Social Media Platforms
Pereira is active on her social media accounts and is often seen posting on her Facebook, Instagram, and Twitter. She has over 58.6k followers on Twitter, over 24.5k followers on Instagram, and over 96k followers on Facebook.