MEET OUR MENTOR:
Michaela Pereira is an extraordinary broadcast journalist with a deep and varied career in the biz. She made her news television debut in 1993 in Victoria, B.C Canada on CHEK-TV as host of a magazine program. For many in Southern California she is best known for the 9 years she spent as anchor of the highly rated and Emmy Award winning KTLA Morning News. She left the west coast briefly and headed east to New York where she anchored CNN’s morning show “New Day”.
Most recently Michaela returned to Los Angeles where she had her own daily national 2-hour show called ‘Michaela’ on CNN’s sister station HLN. There she showcased her warm and engaging interviewing style that has become the trademark of her career, bringing people together, and finding common ground.
Beyond her broadcasting achievements, Michaela is active in several community organizations working with at-risk children and teens. She serves as a member of the board of directors for the Long Beach Boys and Girls Club and as a member 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.
Michaela is a proud member of the National Association of Black Journalists.