Veteran "KTLA 5 Morning News" anchor Michaela Pereira will be leaving the station at the end of May to join CNN's new morning show in New York. Pereira will be the news anchor for the show, which will be hosted by Chris Cuomo and Kate Bolduan.
The announcement was made jointly by KTLA and President of CNN Worldwide Jeff Zucker, who is aggressively shaking up the struggling network's lineup and personalities.
"I've been looking forward to this announcement since I first joined CNN," Zucker said in a statement. "Chris, Kate and Michaela are a dynamic team that will give our viewers in America a new way to start their day. We were floored with excitement when we saw Chris and Kate together on screen, and adding Michaela to the mix we feel we have something very special."
Pereira, who joined KTLA in 2004 as a morning news anchor, said she had mixed feelings about her departure.
"While I am beyond thrilled and excited by the next stop on my professional journey, I leave KTLA and Southern California with a heavy heart," she said in a statement. "I came here nine years ago, wide-eyed and eager but was met by a community that welcomed me with open arms."