Michaela Periera is leaving CNN’s morning show, New Day, and moving to HLN, where she will anchor a 3-hour late morning show modeled on HLN’s successful Morning Express with Robin Meade. She’s also moving back to the West Coast, where she was co-anchor of the popular KTLA morning show for nearly 10 years. She’ll anchor the new HLN show from CNN’s bureau in Hollywood.
Periera told New Day staffers about the move at the end of the show today. The name and start time have not yet been determined but it will follow Meade’s morning show on the HLN schedule.
“I’ve been vocal about wanting to strengthen our current programming line-up by increasing live hours in the day, and we hit the jackpot with Michaela,” writes HLN chief Ken Jautz in a note to staff. “She is the perfect fit to HLN’s style of news. Her infectious personality, news hosting chops and distinct interviewing skills will be front and center in her new three-hour live weekday show.”
Her last day at New Day is April 29 and she officially becomes part of HLN on May 2.
There’s no word on whether her role will be filled on New Day, or if the CNN program will stick with a 2-anchor format with Chris Cuomo and Alisyn Camerota.