Eric Perkins Bio, Wiki, Age, Family, Wife, KARE 11, Net Worth, Salary and Twitter

Eric Perkins is an American Emmy Award-Winning Sports Director and Sports Anchor working for KARE 11. He joined the station in November 1996.

Eric Perkins Biography

Eric Perkins is an American Emmy Award-Winning Sports Director and Sports Anchor working for KARE 11. He joined the station in November 1996. Perkins works on weeknights.

Eric Perkins Career

Perkins began his career as a Sports Reporter/Anchor at WHBQ-TV from 1994 to1997. He however worked for 2 years at 96.3 FM K-TWIN, as a Morning Radio Host.

Perkins is a graduate of Pepperdine University, where he majored in Broadcasting. His favorite subject in school was Espanol.

Perkins pays much of his attention to “Perk at Play” since he is a sports reporter. In 1997, he was given a chance to cover a series, which won an Emmy Award, and other awards. The series involved; ski-jumping to bullfighting, and driving a car in a demolition derby to playing baseball for the St. Paul Saints.

The Tegna Corporation honored him as the beneficiary of the “National Community Empowerment Award.” Additionally, he is the one who created Perk’s Pinky Swear MessFest – a slopstacle course for families that benefits the not-for-profit organization helping children with cancer.

He says that the reason why he loves doing his job is that it gives him the opportunity to inform and entertain. The job as well makes him meet new people. In addition to that, he likes the fact that he gets paid for his goofy behaviors. Perkins’ proudest story comes when he gets to interview George Brett. His dream story is the story about Pack fans.

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Eric Perkins photo

During leisure, Perkins loves watching his favorite movies; “Willy Wonka”, “Zoolander” and “Star Wars” or reading his favorite book, “Oh the Places You’ll Go” by Dr. Seuss. Additionally, he loves listening to his favorite album songs(Michael Jackson songs). His favorite dish is sushi, Gummi Bears, Red Bull, and sushi.

Eric Perkins KARE 11

Perkins works at KARE 11 where he works alongside other famous KARE 11 anchors, reporters, meteorologists, and sports anchors including;

  1. Julie Nelson
  2. Randy Shaver
  3. Chris Hrapsky
  4. Belinda Jensen
  5. Gia Vang
  6. Kris Laudien
  7. Jana Shortal
  8. Rena Sarigianopoulos
  9. Lauren Leamanczyk
  10. Dave Schwartz
  11. Alicia Lewis
  12. Ben Dery

Eric Perkins Age

Perkins is 55 years old as of 2021. He was born on the 14th of October, 1966 in Los Angeles. Perkins celebrates his birthday on the 14th of October every year.

Eric Perkins Height

Perkins stands at a height of 5 feet 8 inches (1.82m) tall.

Eric Perkins Family

Jack Perkins and Mary Jo Perkins are the parents of Perkins. He had three siblings: Eric, Julie, and Mark.

Eric Perkins Wife

Perkins is married to his lovely wife, Shelly Perkins. The couple is blessed with 2 daughters and a son whose names he has not yet disclosed.

Eric Perkins Net Worth

Perkins has an estimated net worth ranging between $1 Million – $5 Million which he has earned through being a Sports Anchor.

Eric Perkins Salary

Perkins earns an annual salary of $40,000 – $110,500.

Eric Perkins Leaving KARE 11

After working for a period of twenty-five years at the Twin Cities NBC affiliate, Perkins has decided to leave the station. He stated on August 9, 2021, that it was now time for him to find a new path that allows new opportunities and more time with his family.

Eric Perkins cancer

Perkins has never been diagnosed with any cancer.

The table below answers some of the frequently asked questions about Perkins.

Who is Eric Perkins?

 He is an American Emmy Award-Winning Sports Director and Sports Anchor

How old is Eric Perkins?

55 years old as of 2021

How tall is Eric Perkins?

5 feet 8 inches(1.82m)

Who is Eric Perkins married to?

Shelly Perkins

How much money does Eric Perkins earn?

$40,000 – $110,500

How much is Eric Perkins worth?

$1 Million – $5 Million

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