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
What is the NC REAL ID and what requirements you need to get one
On Oct. 1, 2020, the REAL ID Act will go into effect in North Carolina and throughout the country.
Cary man accepts plea deal following anti-Semitic incidents
A Cary man has agreed to a plea deal following multiple anti-Semitic incidents during the Fall of 2018.
North Carolina will be a political hot spot as 2020 election nears
North Carolina is tied with New York for the second-most number of Congress members choosing not to run for re-election in 2020, just part of why political analysts said they believe the state will draw considerable national attention ahead of the 2020 election.
SUV used to smash into multiple Wake County convenience stores overnight
The Wake County Sheriff's Office has found the SUV used to smash into several convenience stores overnight but the people responsible have not been caught.
Triangle organizations provide free meals, winter clothing on Christmas Eve
Organizations gathered in Raleigh to provide free meals, winter clothing and toys on Christmas Eve.
RDU expects busiest travel days of the month on Sunday and Monday
RDU officials expect Sunday and Monday to be the busiest travel days of the month, part of a spike in traffic this year.
Greensboro woman reunited with good Samaritans who saved her from burning vehicle
A Greensboro woman saved from a burning vehicle had a chance to meet with the two quick-thinking guardian angels who helped save her life.
Family seeking life-saving blood transfusion for beloved kitten
An 8-and-a-half months old kitten is in need of a life-saving blood transfusion after being diagnosed with anemia.
Microsoft to create 500 new jobs in Morrisville with average salary of $125K
Microsoft will bring 500 new high-paying jobs to Morrisville by 2023.
Big turnout for community event in Wake Forest after cancellation of Christmas Parade
There's not a mountain high enough to stop the Wake Forest community from banding together to carry out a successful grassroots event after the cancellation of the town's parade.