Michaela Pereira is an award-winning television broadcaster and personality. She began her career in 1993 on CHEK-TV in Victoria, B.C. and has since worked in San Francisco and Los Angeles. She is active in several community organizations throughout southern California that focus on at-risk and disadvantaged children and teens. She is a member of the National Association of Black Journalists and American Women in Radio and Television and is active with the Naitonal Association for the Advancement of Colored People. Pereira was born in Saskatoon, SK, and is one of five adopted children. Her childhood was marked with diversity, as her parents and siblings do not share the same ethnic background.