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Cristina Cuomo Guest Hosts ‘Good Day NY’

Cristina Cuomo, the wife of CNN anchor Chris Cuomo, guest hosted the 9 a.m. hour of WNYW‘s “Good Day New York” this morning.

Cuomo is the editor of Modern Luxury’s Manhattan and Beach magazine. She kicked off the 9 a.m. hour spoofing the Golden Globes (Cuomo played Tina Fey; WNYW reporter Juliet Huddy played Amy Poehler). Cuomo also joined Greg Kelly in interviewing Alex Rodriguez‘ attorney about his client’s suspension for the 2014 season (watch part one above).

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A Surprise Visitor for Michaela Pereira On Her Last Day at KTLA

As Michaela Pereira signed off from the KTLA anchor desk Friday, her soon-to-be colleague Chris Cuomo appeared on the newscast to welcome her to CNN (video after the jump).

Pereira will be the news anchor for “New Day,” the CNN morning newscast anchored by Cuomo that will launch next month. Joking that CNN “really needs her,” Cuomo welcomed Pereira and praised the veteran KTLA morning team.

“I will say this, as one broadcaster to others: you guys really make some magic in the morning,” Cuomo said. “I’ve loved watching you for so many years, every time I’m in LA,  no matter who I’m working for. I love it. You guys are a beautiful TV family there.”

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Michaela Pereira Joins CNN From KTLA

KTLA morning anchor Michaela Pereira is leaving the Los Angeles CW affiliate to join CNN.

Pereira will be the news anchor for the network’s new morning show, which will be anchored by Chris Cuomo and Kate Bolduan.

“I couldn’t be more excited to join the CNN family and have the opportunity to be part of a brand new morning team,” Pereira said in a statement. “As a veteran of morning television being part of this new endeavor is a dream come true.”

Pereira has been the co-host of KTLA’s morning newscast for nine years. During her time with the program, it has won 13 Emmy Awards. Prior to joining KTLA, she hosted on TechTV, ZDTV and CHEK-TV in Canada.

>Update: KTLA has released a statement on Pereira’s departure. “Michaela has been a huge contributor to the station’s success in the morning. She is an outstanding journalist with a unique ability to connect with the audience,” GM Don Corsini said. “Everyone at KTLA is of course sorry that she is leaving us, but we wish her success and happiness with this professional opportunity.”

WJLA’s Pamela Brown, WSB’s Alina Machado Joining CNN

CNN has announced the hire of two correspondents from the local news landscape: WJLA anchor Pamela Brown (left) and WSB reporter Alina Machado (right).

Brown will be a New York-based correspondent dedicated to reporting for the network’s new morning show, which will be anchored by Chris Cuomo and is slated to launch this spring. Machado will be based in Atlanta as a reporter for CNN, CNN en Español and CNN Latino.

Brown has worked at WJLA, the ABC affiliate in Washington DC, since 2006. She was most recently the Sunday evening anchor and a special projects reporter.

“Pam is an outstanding reporter who made her mark in Washington, D.C. with exceptional coverage of domestic breaking news and enterprise reporting. The passion in her work is evident and we are so happy to have her join the CNN team,” CNN EVP Ken Jautz said in a statement.

Machado worked at WTVD, the ABC O&O in Raleigh-Durham, before joining WSB, the ABC affiliate in Atlanta. She has also worked as a bilingual anchor and correspondent for WDJT-WYTU, the CBS and Telemundo affiliates in Milwaukee.

The network also announced the official hire of George Howell, who has been freelancing for CNN since signing off from WSB in 2011.

“George and Alina are multi-talented, and their passion for getting to the crux of the story comes through in their award-winning journalism,” EVP and managing director of CNN International Tony Maddox said in a statement.

5 Things You Need to Know This Week: Lesbian Bloggers and Chris Cuomo’s Checkbook

Here it is everybody! This week’s episode of “5 Things You Need to Know This Week,” which includes an interview with Speaker of the House John Boehner, a discussion about Chris Cuomo‘s stash of nudie photos, and a very special musical performance.

You can also watch this video on YouTube.