Michael Pereira is an Canadian television personality who was born on 26th August, 1970 in Saskatoon, Saskatchewan, Canada. She is mostly known as being an anchor for KTLA in Los Angeles. She got graduated with a Bachelor of Arts from McGill University. Apart from English, Pereira also speaks Portuguese. She was an avid snowboarder until a recent knee injury.
At the beginning of her career, Michael made her news television debut in the year 1993 as a host of a magazine show and documentary special at CHEK-TV in Victoria, British Columbia. In addition, she also reported on weather, sports and entertainment. She has also co-hosted Internet Tonight with Scott Herriott on ZDTV.
It was a daily look at Internet news and informative, interesting and funny websites. In the year 2001, Internet Tonight got cancelled and then she went to become a regular host for TechLive. She served there until 2004. Her last episode of TechLive was on 6th February, 2004.
After that, she moved to KTLA in Los Angeles. She served as the co-host of “KTLA Morning News” which is a Los Angeles’ number one rated morning newscast for nine years. During her tie there, the program won nine Emmy Awards for “Best Regularly Scheduled Daily News” and one of the KTLA’s live coverage of the Rose Parade. Michaela has also co-hosted the coverage of the Tournament of Roses Parade on 1st January, 2007. It was announced on 28th March, 2013 that Pereira would be leaving KTLA to become a host of a new morning show at CNN which debuted on 17th June, 2013.
Michaela learned to drive a snowmobile when she was just at the age of eight. She loves to travel in train. During her senior year in high school, she was a female athlete of the year. She is now at the age of 43 and has a very good personality. There was a rumor that she had an affair with someone but she has not married yet and does not have any children. Although she has lived in the U.S., she maintains her Canadian citizenship.
Besides her broadcasting career, Michaela is also active in several community organizations working with at-risk children and teens. She has served for the Long Beach Boys and Girls as a member of the board of directors. She has also served as an advisory board member of Court Appointed Special Advocates (CASA) supporting children in foster care. In addition, she is also a co-chair of the advisory board of Optimist Youth Home which provides services for troubled youth. She is also a member of the National Association of Black Journalists.
Prior to that, Michaela was also awarded with three Radio & TV News Association Golden Mike Awards which includes for the live coverage of a news story “Urban Farm Eviction” in 2006 and the Best Daytime News Broadcast 2004 and 2006. Besides, she has also been honored with two Mark Twain Awards in 2004 for “Best Live Coverage of a News Event, Hostage Standoff Mexican Consulate”, and the “Best 60 Minute Broadcast: KTLA Morning News.
Apart from that, Pereira has also been honored with numbers of community awards which also includes 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.