Eric Perkins Biography and Wiki
Eric Perkins (b. Oct 14, 1966) is an American sports reporter who gained much attention with Perk at Play created in the winter of 1997. The hands-on section gave 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.
“I am filled with excitement and gratitude as I begin this next chapter of my career,” Perkins said.
Eric Perkins Age and Birthday
Perkins was born on October 14, 1966, in Hong Kong. He is currently 55 years old as of 2021. His birth sign is Libra.
Eric Perkins Height
Eric stands at a height of 6 feet and 4 inches tall.
Eric Perkins Weight
The sportscaster weighs 83 kgs or 185 lbs.
Eric Perkins Education
Eric attended and graduated from Pepperdine University, a private research university affiliated with the Churches of Christ whose main campus is located near Malibu, California. He majored in Broadcasting. Eric is a Los Angeles native.
Eric Perkins Family
Perkins is the proud son of Jack Perkins (father) and Mary Jo Perkins (mother). He also has two siblings Julie and Mark.
Eric Perkins Father
His father, Jack Morton Perkins, also known as Jack Perkins, was an NBC Nightly News correspondent, anchorman, commentator, and one-time host of A&E’s. He was dubbed “America’s most literate correspondent” by the Associated Press.
Eric’s father Perkins who is aged 85 years as of 2021, appeared on NBC Nightly News and The Today Show, and on A&E as host of Biography. Until 2012, he hosted A Gulf Coast Journal, a weekly magazine show which aired on Tampa, Florida-based station WEDU-TV.
He also hosted and told special programs on Chattanooga, Tennessee station WTCI-TV. From 1982 to 1986, Perkins was also a news anchor and commentator for KNBC, the West Coast flagship station of the NBC television network, licensed to Los Angeles, California.
Eric Perkins Wife
Eric is currently married to his beautiful wife, Shelly Perkins. The couple tied the knot in a colorful event attended by close friends and family.
Eric Perkins Children
Eric and Shelly are blessed with two daughters and a son. Their newest family member is Little Maeve Julia Perkins born on Wednesday afternoon in June 2010.
Eric Perkins Salary
According to the KARE 11 sports reporters’ salaries, Perkins receives a basic salary of $50,860.
Eric Perkins Net Worth
Eric Perkins is an American journalist who has an estimated net worth of $500,000 as of 2021. This amount is from his extensive career as a journalist among other investments.
Eric Perkins KARE 11
Eric joined KARE 11 team in November of 1996 as a sports reporter. He was named a weeknight sports anchor in 2012. Perkins previously served as a sports anchor/reporter for WHBQ-TV for 3 years. He was also a morning radio host for 96.3 K-TWIN and a content contributor to AirVuz LLC. Eric also hosted at 94.1 The Loon KKLN-FM and the daily Eric Perkins Sports Drive at 4:35 pm and 5:35 pm.
After 25 years of informing and entertaining Minnesota viewers, longtime sports anchor Eric Perkins has made the decision to leave KARE 11.
Perk’s last day on-air with KARE 11 will be August 8, the final night of the Tokyo Olympics.