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
Triangle-area businesses exude confidence as US G.D.P. increased in final quarter of '22
"It is a good and strong report. It came in a little better than was anticipated."
FDA and CDC to consider supporting annual COVID-19 vaccine
In an effort to simplify messaging and increase vaccination rates, the FDA Advisory Panel is set to discuss proposing an annual COVID-19 booster.
NC State Auditor issues statement, apologizes for hit-and-run, but the car owner calls it 'shallow'
North Carolina State Auditor Beth Wood released a statement about the night she hit a parked car and drove away from the scene.
DPS votes to redraw school assignment boundaries, thousands to attend new schools
School leaders say this reassignment will improve equity and access throughout the district by putting magnet programs in all five regions of the district.
Blood supply levels improve, but health experts continue to urge turnout during Blood Donation Month
A year after the American Red Cross issued its first ever national blood crisis, supply levels have markedly improved.
WCPSS Board unanimously supports amended bullying and discrimination policy
The Wake County Public School System Board unanimously backed an amended bullying and discrimination policy.
Black entrepreneurs in highlight value of representation: 'Important for generations to come'
"Just want to show young people that they can do this, that there is somebody who looks like them that's running their own business."
Cybersecurity experts respond to Executive Order banning TikTok on government devices
Cybersecurity experts are weighing on Thursday's announcement from Governor Cooper, in which he signed an Executive Order prohibiting the use of TikTok and WeChat on government-issued social media devices.
Flowers Plantation reveals plans for new development amidst population surge in Johnston County
Waterfront District at Flowers Plantation, will be built along N.C. 42 and will feature retail shops, restaurants, a hotel and as many as 300 homes.
Raleigh Police Chief touts challenges, successes in review of fourth quarter crime data
Raleigh Police released crime data from the fourth quarter of 2022 during a press conference Wednesday, as they continue to work violent crime across the city.