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
Low-wage workers share stories of struggle with Durham city leaders
Low-wage workers, many who work in the fast-food industry, shared their stories of struggle with city leaders in Durham on Thursday night.
How Giving Tuesday impacts the Triangle
Following the much-anticipated Black Friday and Cyber Monday Sales, Giving Tuesday provides an opportunity to put those savings towards good causes.
Family of Fort Bragg soldier holds vigil in Raleigh 2 years after he was shot and killed
The family of slain Fort Bragg soldier Jose Melendez Jr. honored him with a vigil on Friday, two years after he was found shot in a Raleigh parking lot and urged anyone with information to come forward.
Wake Forest Christmas Parade still on, will include pro-Confederacy groups
Just hours after the town of Garner announced they were cancelling their Christmas parade, the town of Wake Forest released a statement noting their parade is still on, and will include the Sons & Daughters of the Confederacy.
Fearing 'disruption,' Town of Garner cancels Christmas parade
The Town of Garner announced Wednesday that it decided to cancel the 2019 Garner Christmas Parade because the event could be "targeted for disruption."
With air travel rising, here's how to beat long lines this holiday season
Though passengers traditionally fret over long wait times at the checkpoint, RDU officials are urging people to account for the entire process just to get to the airport.
Plan for your future: Tips to help you budget in NC's widening income disparity
As the Triangle faces growing housing affordability concerns, a new report from an online insurance marketplace highlights widening income disparity statewide.
Confederate statue outside Chatham County courthouse removed
After more than a century, a long-debated Confederate monument outside the Chatham County historic courthouse is no longer standing.
Robocalls on the rise; attorneys general calling for changes to laws, regulations
North Carolina Attorney General Josh Stein is joining other attorneys general to call on the FCC and telecom providers to crack down on robocalls.
Surviving Johnston County crash victims speak out against impaired driving
Hailey and Stephen Wagner, the brother and sister who survived a deadly crash in Johnston County, are now home as they continue to recover from their injuries.