Eric Perkins is an American Journalist. He is the sports director and anchor for KARE11 news. He was named KARE 11 sports director and weeknight sports anchor in 2012, after previously serving as a weekend sports anchor and co-anchor of KARE 11 Saturday. Eric had first joined the KARE 11 in November of 1996. 

During his 25 years long stint with the NBC-affiliated television station, he gained huge popularity among the viewers. He was known to colleagues and viewers as “Perk,” which became his nickname. Through KARE 11, he created “Perk at Play”, a sports segment where Perk tries to beat people at their own games.

The series gave Perk a chance to try his hand at all kinds of fun (and sometimes unusual) activities, including ski jumping, a demolition derby, and even bullfighting. “Perk at Play” was viewed and loved by many viewers and the game segment also won the Emmy Award. 

Is Eric Perkins married?

Eric Perkins is a married man.  His wife’s name is Shelly Perkins. The couple got married at a colorful event attended by close friends and family. He has a small and happy family which consists of five members including him. 

With Shelly, he shares three children: a handsome son named George and two beautiful daughters Julia and Maeve. Among the three, Maeve is the youngest one who was born in June 2010.  At present, the family is living together with no internal disturbance.

And the fact is that Eric's wife is a very conscious and caring woman who always supports her husband. The family can be seen enjoying holidays and having fun together in their social media post. In fact, the family is loving and caring in real life too. 

Why is Eric Perkins Leaving KARE 11?

After 25 years of informing and entertaining Minnesota viewers, longtime sports anchor Eric Perkins has made the decision to leave KARE 11. Longtime KARE-11 sports director and anchor Eric Perkins announced Wednesday that he’s leaving the NBC affiliate that’s been his home for 25 years. His final day on the job was on August 8, 2021, which is also the final day of the Tokyo Olympics.

He has cited his time for family as the reason behind his exit from KARE 11. 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. He stated that he wants to spend more time with his family. 

Where is Erin Perkins going? 

At the moment, He has no idea what to do next. 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. But we just wish him good luck for his upcoming journey in life. 

KARE 11 Eric Perkins Salary and Net Worth

As of 2021, the net worth of Eric Perkins is estimated to be US $1 million. His basic annual salary while working for KARE 11 was around $55 thousand as per KARE 11 Sports Reporters. His major source of income comes from his journalism career along with his other investment. With these massive earnings, he is living a luxurious lifestyle as of now.