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Michaela Pereira: former 100 Mile House resident joins CNN

Growing up in a small town didn’t stop TV personality Michaela Pereira from breaking into the big time.

Pereira graduated from Peter Skene Ogden Secondary School in 1988, and following her post secondary education at Camosun College and University of Victoria, went on to work at CHEK TV in 1994.

She moved up the ranks in 2004 as co-anchor for the Emmy-winning KTLA5 Morning News in Los Angeles.

Now, Pereira is heading to New York to take the position of news anchor for a new CNN morning show, and will work with co-hosts Chris Cuomo and Kate Bolduan.

The show is slated to premiere some later this spring.