Michaela Pereira Out at HLN
CNN has announced that its sister channel, Headline News (HLN), is pulling back on the live news programming that has filled the outlet’s daytime schedule due to underperforming ratings. One of the casualties of the shift is Michaela Pereira, host of the eponymous Michaela show, which has been produced out of CNN’s Hollywood studio since 2016. Pereira -- who has a devoted West Coast following from her years as a Los Angeles broadcaster at KTLA from 2004 to 2013 -- joined CNN in 2013 before jumping to HLN in 2016. The Canadian-born University of Victoria graduate worked for San Francisco-based cable channel TechTV from 1998 until 2004, and prior to that, was the host of a program on Victoria, British Columbia's CHEK-DT virtual station. The 48-year-old National Association of Black Journalists member has received 10 Emmy Awards for her work. She joined the network as part of an original programming trio with Ashleigh Banfield and Carol Costello -- who are also departing as the network shifts to true crime series and other taped shows. The new schedule goes into effect on October 29th. More here.