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
Prospective teachers more likely to view Black children as angry, study on implicit bias finds
NC State and UNC researchers teamed up on a study that found prospective teachers were more likely to view Black children as angry, even when they were not.
Duke researchers help discover gene mutation that spreads the coronavirus faster
While researchers do not believe the strain to be more dangerous than the original strain, there is still cause for concern. Scientists believe this strain to spread faster.
With rent due, Wake advocates rush to enhance resources for people facing evictions amid COVID-19
The first of the month means rent is due for many families. This is the first time in months that a statewide eviction moratorium is not in place, as it expired in June.
Shaw University announces creation of The Center for Racial and Social Justice
Shaw University has created The Center for Racial and Social Justice, which will feature a series of lectures, research activities, and academic programs.
More people getting snake bites in central North Carolina as they spend time outdoors during COVID-19 pandemic
According to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, between 7,000 and 8,000 people get bitten by snakes every year.
As statewide mask requirement comes into effect, Triangle businesses prepare for adjustments
North Carolina is now the 18th state to have a face-covering requirement put in place. Many businesses are now working to convince customers that it is safe to return.
Small businesses face uncertain future after Phase 3 reopening delayed
Small business owners are bracing for an uncertain future following Gov. Roy Cooper's announcement Wednesday to delay Phase 3 reopening by at least three weeks.
Masks, temperature checks, health screenings: Wake County Schools leaders discuss what reopening will look like
Board members tried to balance the value of in-class instruction with the safety concerns and logistical limitations it presents.
Tributes to Founding Fathers, other historic figures re-examined as Confederate statues come down
As the debate continues over the future of Confederate monuments, other tributes to historic US figures are now being re-examined.
Health officials, volunteers focus efforts on Latino community disproportionately affected by COVID-19
Despite making up just 10% of the state's population, those who identify as Hispanic or Latino account for about 46% of COVID-19 cases in North Carolina, a wide disparity also seen in other states.