SDABJ is thrilled to announce Michaela Pereira will be our keynote speaker for the 2017 Scholarship reception. Pereira is a member of the National Association of Black Journalists and is the host of HLN’s new two-hour daily news program “Michaela.” Live from CNN’s Los Angeles bureau, the show airs from 11am-1pm ET/8-10 am PT.
Pereira joined CNN in 2012 and was the co-host of “New Day” with Chris Cuomo and Alisyn Camerota.
For nine years, Pereira was the co-host of “KTLA Morning News,” Los Angeles’ number one rated morning newscast.
Beyond her broadcasting achievements, Pereira is active in several community organizations working with at-risk children and teens. She served as a member of the board of directors for the Long Beach Boys and Girls Club; an advisory board member of Court Appointed Special Advocates (CASA), supporting children in foster care; and co-chair 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.
The 2017 scholarship reception will be held on Friday April 28. Purchase your tickets here today.