Tracy Perlman

tracy perlman Tracy PerlmanTwin Cities native Tracy Perlman is an Emmy Award-winning producer and blogger at WCCO-TV. She’s been with WCCO-TV since 2009.

While attending the University of Kansas, Tracy received a Society of Professional Journalists award for online sports reporting and two first-place awards from the Kansas Association of Broadcasters for her newscasts. After graduation, she worked in Kansas City at WDAF-TV (FOX) where she produced morning and weekend newscasts.

While still in high school Tracy got her first taste of working in TV through a mentorship with long-time WCCO-TV reporter Darcy Pohland. Now at WCCO, she writes newscasts and field produces many feature stories for TV.

A life-long Minnesota sports fan, Tracy is adamant about rooting for the home team. During the summer she’s at Target Field getting unique stories for the Twins Blog. From a behind-the-scenes tour of the archive room to sharing importance of ALS day, she finds unique stories about the players and happenings at the ball park.

Please share your story ideas with her at taperlman@wcco.com or follow her on twitter @partray.

most recent stories2 Tracy Perlman

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Tick Sightings On The Rise As Temperatures Climb

It’s not exactly the sign of spring that most of us are looking for. With our rising temperatures, tick sightings have been on the rise. Once temperatures rise into the 40s, they go on the move looking for their next meal.

05/14/2015

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Twins Blog: Best Bites At Target Field

Baseball, brats and beer go pretty well together but there are so many more options than that at Twins games. Unlike many other ballparks, Target Field is quickly becoming a foodie destination, much like the Twin Cities itself.

04/27/2015

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Twins Blog: New Food At Target Field

The Twins return to Target Field for their home opener on Monday, April 13. Fans will want to bring their appetites to the game. The team introduced some impressive new foods to its already expansive menu. From adding iconic Twin Cities restaurants to new vegan options, there’s something everyone will enjoy.

04/07/2015

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St. Paul Offering Prizes For Visitors Who Take To Twitter

The city of St. Paul is buzzing as it prepares to host the state’s top athletes and their parents for the annual Minnesota State High School League tournaments. But that’s not the only big event coming up on the east side of the river.

02/18/2015

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Tattoo Arts Convention Returns To Minneapolis

The second annual Tattoo Arts Convention started Friday at the Hyatt Regency in downtown Minneapolis this weekend. While the art form has been around for centuries, the dozens of vendors at the event said that what’s old is new again.

01/09/2015

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Twins Blog: He’s Baaaaack!

Twins Territory exploded Tuesday night with news that Torii Hunter and his mega-watt smile were returning to the team. The long-rumored and long-anticipated move was celebrated by many fans who see Hunter as a leader on and off the field, and a reminder of brighter seasons from the past. However, the announcement was also met with frustration and criticism. He’s almost 40 years old, an 18-year veteran and not the same player he was when he left the club seven years ago.

12/03/2014

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Curiocity: Q&A With Tyler Michaels From Guthrie’s ‘A Christmas Carol’

One of the Guthrie Theater’s most popular plays is back, just in time for the holidays. This marks the 40th season of Charles Dickens’ immortal tale “A Christmas Carol.” This year, there’s a new twist on Crispin Whittell’s adaptation.

11/22/2014

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Twins Blog: A New Look On The Field

The Minnesota Twins will have a whole new look for the 2015 season and it’s not because they have a new manager. The team revealed a new primary home uniform. The biggest difference: the pinstripes […]

11/10/2014

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Curiocity: Q&A With Vanilla Ice

Alright, stop. Collaborate and listen, Ice is back with a whole new invention. It’s not really an invention, but the 90s pop icon is back with a new twist on his image. In addition to performing his catchy hit “Ice Ice Baby”, he’s acting and hosting TV shows. As he put it, he’s “getting in where he fits in.”

10/31/2014

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Wife Of Twins Player Reveals Fight With Anxiety

A racing heart. That panicked voice in your head. At some point, we’ve all likely suffered from that invisible brick wall known as anxiety. One in ten people suffers from the disorder. Yet, despite its prevalence, like most mental illnesses, it’s rarely discussed.

10/15/2014

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Big Marathon Weekend In Twin Cities Wraps Up

It’s the one day thousands of people circle on their calendars. The Medtronic Twin Cities Marathon draws thousands of runners and non-runners to the metro for a big weekend each fall.

10/05/2014

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Minnesotans Enjoy Final Days Of Summer

Sunday, Minnesotans celebrated the season as summer turned the corner into fall. A light breeze and plenty of sunshine made the St. Paul Classic that much more enjoyable for thousands of riders. Music provided a toe-tapping soundtrack to the 30 mile tour around the capitol city.

09/07/2014

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Large Mayfly Hatch Possible Cause Of Pierce Co. Car Crash

La Crosse, Wis. was covered Sunday night when millions of mayflies from the Mississippi River hatched. The bugs made their way to buildings, lights and everything in sight. The cloud of bugs was so massive it got picked up on radar!

07/21/2014

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Students Learn Math, Science By Creating A Mini Golf Course

Just because school is out, doesn’t mean students have to stop learning. A first-of-its-kind camp wrapped up in North Minneapolis this week. The “Built By Best Camp” took middle school students out of the class room to see how math and science are everyday skills.

07/18/2014

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Twins Blog: Catching Up With Morneau

With three games to go before a much needed break in the season, the Minnesota Twins are wrapping up a quick trip out west with a series against the Colorado Rockies. While purple is the dominant color in the stands, you can’t help but notice the abundance of Twins fans in attendance. It’s of course, for good reason.

07/12/2014

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Twins Blog: All-Star Game Food

When the All-Star Game is here next week, baseball will be all the buzz. Until then, we can dream about what the week will be like and drool over the new choices at the concessions. The Twins revealed some new food items special for the game.

07/07/2014

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Twins Blog: MLB All-Star Game Is Almost Here

The countdown is on! In less than a month, baseball’s biggest names will be in the Twin Cities for an All-American celebration: Major League Baseball’s All-Star Game. This is the third Mid-Summer Classic the Twins have been honored to host.

06/23/2014

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Curiocity: More Women Stepping Into The WWE Ring

In a sport dominated with big muscles, little spandex and a lot of smack talking, the culture of World Wrestling Entertainment is changing. No longer are women a pretty face to escort men to the ring. Now they’re getting between the ropes to take care of business.

06/09/2014

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Twins Blog: The Twins/Brewers Bowling Ball Bet

A case of beer, dinner, $10 or perhaps a car wash. When it comes to sports, no bet is too large or too small. Especially when it involves a friendly rivalry. An unusual one is “brewing” in the border battle between Minnesota and Wisconsin, and it involves bowling balls.

06/05/2014

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Twins Blog: Hope Week Ends With Military Salute

The sounds of kids screaming and laughing echoed in the empty Target Field ball park Sunday morning. The Minnesota Twins wrapped up Hope Week with a salute to military families. Manager Ron Gardenhire hosted 25 families, welcoming them to a game of catch in the outfield.

05/19/2014

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Minnesota Music Students To Play With Midwest Jazz Band

Minnesota is home to some of the most unique sounds in the music industry. The sounds of Bob Dylan, Prince, The Jayhawks and Doomtree have inspired countless of inspiring artists to pick up instruments. Many of whom come to St. Paul, Minn. to the McNally Smith College of Music where classes focus on performance, recording and engineering.

04/14/2014

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Women Filling Convention Center For Lululemon Yoga Pants

Whether it’s for yoga pants, tank tops or jackets, the Minneapolis Convention Center is bursting at the seams with some of the most sought-after workout apparel. The Lululemon warehouse sale began Friday and will continue at the Convention Center through the weekend.

03/28/2014

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Twins Blog: Catching Up With Trevor Plouffe

Earlier this month Peter and I were asked to participate in Fan HQ’s “Rock ‘N’ Jock” expo, a fan-fest of sorts involving local sports, music and art. It was a packed event at the New Hope Cinema Grill. The Twins Blog hosted the Twins Spring Training viewing party.

03/24/2014

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Principal Skydives After Students Read Their Way To Victory

Educators use all kinds of incentives to motivate their students, but this may be the most extreme. Principal Kip Lynk, of Eden Lake Elementary in Eden Prairie, presented a challenge to his students.

03/10/2014

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Twins Blog: All-Star Bar Close

Baseball fans may enjoy an All-Star closing time when the midsummer classic comes to Target Field. The Minnesota Twins are hosting the 2014 All-Star Game on July 15. The event is expected to bring in 160,000 fans and even more money to the city.

03/07/2014

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