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).

Michael's Stories
Youth Risk Behavior Survey shows improvements in mental health, physical activity
After years of mental health and physical activity metrics trending downward, the newest Youth Risk Behavior Survey showed positive gains in middle and high school students.
18-year-old Messiah Williams is one of the youngest Black men to ever graduate from NC State
"Keep pursuing whatever you're trying to do. Keep on believing in yourself that you can do it," Messiah Williams advised.
Southern Baptist Convention passes resolution opposing IVF
Nationally, about 2% of births each year involve IVF, a medical procedure that involves fertilizing an egg with sperm in hopes of creating an embryo.
UNC, NC State head to Omaha for College World Series
Tar Heels play Friday against Virginia. Wolfpack plays against Kentucky on Saturday.
Players from NC State's 1983 championship team file lawsuit against NCAA for NIL earnings
The team won the championship with a buzzer-beater shot in the upset win over Houston.
Senate passes compromise masking bill as Democrats walk out over campaign finance reform addition
Senate Republicans passed a compromised version of HB 237, which places more restrictions on wearing a mask in public.
Advancements in metastatic cancer treatments offer new hope to patients
"There's a lot of reasons to be optimistic even in the face of a terminal diagnosis."
Person County chase ends in 2-vehicle crash; 4 hospitalized
Four people were taken to a hospital after a two-vehicle crash on US 501 that started with a pursuit by a Person County deputy.
Law enforcement pursuits in central North Carolina draw attention to policies, bystander safety
While bystanders injured in such chases can pursue civil damages, they face challenging circumstances in North Carolina.
Next Up Coaches Conference aimed at helping minority coaches advance in sports careers
NC Central men's basketball coach LeVelle Moton and Pittsburgh Steelers head coach Mike Tomlin hosted the first Next Up Coaches Conference in Raleigh on Friday.