Biography on Someone We Admire

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Sonia Espitia Biography Counseling 104 04/18/11

Merriam Webster defines success as a” Noun, an obsolete outcome, result, degree or measure of succeeding, favorable or desired outcome; also the attainment of wealth, favor or eminence, one that succeeds.” However, one of my personal favorite definitions of success, is a quote I came across a while back by an unknown author, and it states, “ If success is not on your own terms, if it looks good to the world, but it does not feel good in your heart, it’s not success at all.” I’ve been a faithful viewer of the “KTLA Morning News” for the past two years. During these two years, I’ve gotten to know about and admire a very prominent and well respected anchor news reporter named Michaela Pereira. Michaela Pereira has been with the “KTLA Morning News”, since February, 2004. However, she began her television career in Canada, where she was born and raised. She is the second of five girls, all of whom were adopted, growing up, Michaela faced a lot of diversity, since both her parents and sisters do not share the same ethnic backgrounds, she’s African American with some Jamaican, her sisters are all Native Americans, and her parents are both Caucasian. She felt as an outsider, particularly, since in Saskatoon, Saskatchewan, there were not very many African-Americans; she always knew that she had to defend herself and her sisters from hostile remarks. Always, as a young

child, Michaela new that she wanted to become a teacher, or a translator for the United Nations. Becoming a news anchor, was not in her plans, however, looking back on her school achievements and activities, Michaela was the valedictorian of her High School class, she was in the debate team and was the school’s newspaper reporter, unbeknownst to her, being a storyteller was always in her. When she decided to become a news anchor, she knew that she was not your typical newscaster, she has curly dark hair and she’s not slender and thin, and her skin color...
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