Michael Perchick - Reporter at ABC11 WTVD
Michael Perchick joined ABC11 in March of 2018, and is excited to cover the area during a time of immense growth and innovation.

Prior to moving to North Carolina, Michael spent more than two years at KVUE, the ABC affiliate in Austin, Texas. While there, he covered a wide variety of stories, ranging from the state Legislature to South by Southwest. He reported remotely on several major events - including deadly bus crashes in Mississippi and Uvalde County, severe weather throughout central Texas, and Super Bowl LI. His work covering education was recognized by the Texas Association of School Boards.

Before KVUE, Michael spent two years as a news/sports reporter and news producer at WAPT, the ABC affiliate in Jackson, Mississippi. In his split role, Michael extensively covered the highly-contested U.S. Senate race between incumbent Sen. Thad Cochran and state Sen. Chris McDaniel, and provided reports from SEC Media Days and the Senior Bowl. Michael was a part of the Associated Press Award-winning "Blitz 16," which was named Best Sportscast in Mississippi.

Michael graduated from the University of Miami, where he double-majored in Broadcast Journalism and Political Science, and minored in Sports Administration.

The grandson of a Tar Heel, Michael grew up with a wardrobe full of Carolina blue (he even has the 5th grade class picture to prove it!), and is excited to take in the spirited rivalries between all the local schools.

Outside of the newsroom, Michael lives in Raleigh, and enjoys playing and watching sports, checking out some of the area's cuisines, and refreshing his Twitter account (which you can follow along @MichaelPerchick).

Feel free to send all story ideas and restaurant suggestions (not necessarily in that order) to Michael.Perchick@abc11.com.

Michael's Stories
'It's rough.' Suspect firing at vehicles, police shot and killed by officers: RPD
One woman told police she had to run a red light after she saw the suspect pointing a gun at her.
Businesses, athletes hope to cash in during NCAA Tournament
Fans started filling Backyard Bistro ahead of tip-off Thursday, as co-owner Joe Lumbrazo prepared for a big weekend ahead.
Local nonprofit RTI International holds 8th annual community safety meeting
Law enforcement, advocates and professors are coming together for a conference in Research Triangle Park aimed at fostering safe communities.
Turning right on red soon to be prohibited at downtown Raleigh intersections
Raleigh City Council authorized changes to ban motorists from turning right on red, after securing a bid to install signing in the designated area.
HB 99 would change elections, size of Wake County Board of Commissioners
House Bill 99 passed its final reading in that chamber Wednesday, setting up possible changes to how elections are conducted and the number of seats for the Wake County Board of Commissioners.
Dress for Success Triangle taking donations on International Women's Day
Dress for Success Triangle has hosted four events with its Mobile Boutique since it launched late last year.
'We're coming after you': NC Senate bill targets fentanyl and drug dealers
"One life is one too many, and in 2022 two lives were my sons," said Leslie Locklear, who is from Pembroke.
Businesses hope First Friday, Social District, draws big crowds
Nearly seven months after the launch of the Sip N' Stroll program a Raleigh business owner has been pleased with the results.
North Carolina legislators reach Medicaid expansion deal
After years of debate, North Carolina politicians in the General Assembly have reached a agreement on Medicaid expansion.
School districts face rising student meal debt, as additional SNAP benefits expire
"It should be a fundamental thing that we provide them."