Where is Eric Perkins going after shocking announcement leaving KARE 11

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Long-time sports anchor Eric Perkins announced he’s leaving Channel 11, KARE after 25 years. After entertaining Minnesota viewers for more than two decades, he decided to leave the station in 2021. He said he is grateful for all his time at the news station, but said it's time for a change. Does the change mean he is going after the new job? Also, we have updates on his wife and children.

Eric joined the NBC affiliate, KARE 11, 25 years ago, When is his last day?

Eric Perkins first came to the local NBC affiliate television station in 1996. Perkins is one of the most recognizable faces in Minnesota broadcasting. On July 7, Wednesday morning, Perkins went to Instagram to announce that he has made the decision to leave KARE 11 after 25 long years. His last day on-air with KARE 11 is going to be Aug 8. He is thankful to all his colleagues and audiences for joining him on his journey.

Why is Eric leaving KARE 11? Where is he going?

After working from home for a year during the pandemic, he realized he had been missing family lives so much. The lockdown seemed to make him reassess his priorities. So, there is no scandal or drama on the reason for his exit. 

So, what’s next? He honestly has no idea. But he is definitely not continuing his work schedule like before. He is currently only looking forward with great enthusiasm to spend more quality time with his family.

At the same time, he wants to change, grow, extend and push himself again which has not happened lately. But he did add that he might provide content in some form on some platform. 

Check out his YouTube video: ‘Saying Goodbye after 25 years at KARE 11’, where he discusses his departure more in-depth.

Eric Perkins family: Who is his wife?

Eric is a proud son of his parents Jack Perkins, a late legendary journalist and Biography host, and Mary Jo Perkins. He was born along with two siblings named Julie and Mark.

Eric is a family man with a lovely wife and three children. His wife’s name is Shelly Perkins. The couple got married at a colorful event attended by close friends and family. They are raising two daughters and a son together named Julia, Maeve, and George.

Who is Eric Perkins? His age, bio

Eric Perkins was born in 1966 in Los Angeles. He is a 55-year-old American journalist who worked at Kare 11 as a sports reporter. He delivered sports news and highlights to Minnesota audiences every day. 

Eric is more active on Instagram than other social media. His Instagram handle is @perkatplay. On his Instagram account, he described himself as Sports Director KARE-TV, Emcee, podcast host, and content creator.

KARE 11 named Perkins a sports director and weeknight sports anchor in 2012 and before that he served as a weekend sports anchor and co-anchor. His creativity and fun-loving personality have brought KARE huge success.

Perkin has been recognized for his community work by KARE parent company TEGNA with its National Community Empowerment Award. And he has also won an Emmy for the series ‘Perk at Play’. 

What is Eric Perkins's net worth?

Eric Perkin’s has a net worth of $500,000 as of 2021. His net worth includes salary from journalism career, investments, and other assets.

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