The current co-anchor (with John Muller) of ABC's early-early-morning "World News Now" has gotten accustomed to the hours, having had a permanent seat on the program since February. As a fill-in anchor for much of the previous year, she found what a good fit the often loose, humorous approach of the newscast was for her.
"When I was given the opportunity to go to the network," the spirited Perez says to Zap2it, "it was one of those things where I always thought, 'Ok. Now is when you've got to get serious.' While I still feel I am delivering true news and I am still a true professional, it's just so wonderful to be able to let loose. That is my personality.
"The format of the show plays so well into being able to show who you truly are,