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Michaela Pereira says goodbye to CNN as she heads back to Los Angeles

Michaela Pereira says goodbye to CNN as she heads back to Los Angeles

Michaela Pereira received a heartfelt send-off from CNN’s “New Day” program Friday before heading back to Los Angeles, where she’ll have a new program on HLN.

Morning TV show transitions are rarely voluntary, but Pereira’s departure is a personal choice. A popular longtime anchor on KTLA in Los Angeles, Pereira left friends and family to move to New York for the “New Day” assignment in 2013.

In her goodbye to “New Day” co-anchors Chris Cuomo and Alisyn Camerota, she acknowledged that the cross-country move was not easy.

“This was one of the hardest, biggest challenges ever in my personal life, in my...

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