25 years of covering sports in Minneapolis, KARE sports anchor Eric Perkins is going to leave KARE 11.
“I am filled with excitement and gratitude as I begin this next chapter of my career,” Perkins said. “I am so thankful to KARE 11 and my co-workers for the opportunities to blaze such a creative path and to build relationships with so many communities, teams and athletes. Moving on, I look forward with great enthusiasm to spending more quality time with my family and to discover a new avenue for my talents.”
Viewers know him as ‘perk’ and he’s notorious for his ‘Perk at Play’ segments. He tried everything – jobs, activities, sports.
He was named the station’s sports director in 2012. He was previously the weekend sports anchor and co-anchor of KARE 11 Saturday.
His last day will be August 8, the last day of the Olympics.