CNN is kicking New Day host Michaela Pereira to redheaded step sister HLN.
While the network is not trying to claim this is a demotion, it clearly is. Also, it seems that, from a post on Twitter, Pereira is going along with the company line.
Pereira will get a new show on HLN that will be produced from LA. The 3 hour shows does not have a title yet, but CNN Executive Vice President Ken Jautz told the Los Angeles Times the format will be similar in style and tone to HLN’s daily program “Morning Express With Robin Meade.”
The new assignment is a homecoming for Pereira, who was an anchor for nine years on the "KTLA Morning News" in Los Angeles before she joined CNN in June 2013. Her HLN program will originate from CNN’s Hollywood studios on Sunset Boulevard.
Pereira, 45, said she sought the move (many TV insiders are not buying that) so she could get back to the life she “put on hold” a few years ago to work out of CNN’s New York studios.
“It came as a surprise to me that I would be moving to New York at the time that I did, and I’m glad that I did and it’s been an adventure,” she said. “It’s time for me to go home and be close to my family and my community and my loved ones. I’m excited about going back and getting to do what I love, which is a morning news show.”
H/T LA Times.