Michaela Pereira Among Several Hosts Turfed in HLN Retrenchment


Ashleigh Banfield and Carol Costello Will Also Leave in Program Shuffle

HLN, once known as CNN Headline News, will deliver fewer headlines as a result of the cable network’s latest programming shift.
Executives are pulling back on the news programming that has filled the outlet’s daytime schedule in a wide-scale retrenchment at the network, which is part of AT&T’s CNN.  
HLN in recent years has stocked mornings, afternoons and early evenings with popular hosts like Ashleigh BanfieldCarol Costello and Michaela Pereira, who began her career at Victoria’s CHEK-TV. All three will leave HLN as part of the reshuffling, which, according to a person familiar with the matter, will affect between 12 and 15 production and editorial positions in New York and Los Angeles which will cease to produce live programs for the network. The bulk of production for HLN daytime will revert to CNN’s Atlanta facilities, which is where the network’s flagship “Morning Express with Robin Meade” is based.
“The current cable news landscape is dominated by politics. Our live news shows have not benefited from this trend given our story mix.  However, HLN’s longform programs have been performing very well,” said Ken Jautz, the CNN executive vice president who oversees HLN, in a memo sent to staffers Tuesday.


  1. Maybe Michaela Pereira will end up back at KTLA. Wasn’t she based out of LA anyway just down the street in Hollywood? Saskatoon born!

  2. Three fine ladies with interesting programs & views…they made HLN a nice, gentler spot than their cousin…hope they land on their feet.

  3. I really miss Michaela Pereira on Hln. I do hope she will get on another TV station or return to HLN. The Girl was great with her news . Alot of talent.


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