Eric Perkins joined KARE 11 in November of 1996 as a sports reporter and in 2012 was named weeknight sports anchor and sports director at KARE.
As a sports reporter Perkins gained much attention with "Perk at Play." Created in the winter of 1997, the hands-on segmentgave Perk a chance to try everything from ski-jumping to bullfighting, from driving a car in a demolition derby to playing baseball for the St. Paul Saints, just to name a few. The series won several awards, including an Emmy.
A Los Angeles native, Eric graduated from Pepperdine University, majoring in Broadcasting.
When I was young, I wanted to be: Mr. Rourke on Fantasy Island.
Favorite story you ever worked on: Redwood County Fair demolition derby
Favorite food: Gummi Bears, sushi, Red Bull
Favorite movie: "Star Wars," "Willy Wonka," and "Zoolander"
Favorite CD/Album: Michael Jackson
Favorite subject in school: Espanol. Actually, I just wanted to see if this computer had a 'Tilde' button ~
Favorite book: "Oh the Places You'll Go" by Dr. Suess
Proudest Award or story: Covering two Olympics, and the time I got to interview George Brett
Why do you like your job? Great seats at games. Kidding! Actually, I love the opportunity to entertain and inform. I love meeting new people constantly. I love getting myself into a mess of video and then trying to piece it all together like a puzzle. I love the rush of deadlines. I love being a goof and getting paid for it. I love getting away from this computer and into the mix. Oh, and did I mention, it's the only real way to fuel my massive ego.
Dream story: The extinction of the Green Bay Packers. Just kidding Pack fans. Calm down.
Family: Eric is married and has two daughters and a son.
Eric on Facebook:https://www.facebook.com/perkatplay