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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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Twins Blog: Molitor’s Mission

When you think of a summer evening at the ballpark, a vibrant scene of sights and sounds will flood your mind. The roar of the crowd, the crack of a bat and the vendors shouting up and down the aisle. It all adds to the experience and magic of the game. However, some athletes experience the game in silence. They cannot hear.

01/30/2014

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Twins Blog: The First Starkey Mission

It’s a hot, sticky day in the Dominican Republic and the clouds are rolling in. Hundreds of people have traveled to Santo Domingo for help because they can’t hear well. A crew of 50 people are here for them.

01/27/2014

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Twins Blog: Experiencing The Dominican Republic

As one of the oldest cities in the new world, you instantly feel transported back in time when walking around the cobblestone streets of Santo Domingo. About three million people live in “la capital” Santo Domingo. Its rhythm can be seen – not just heard.

01/26/2014

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Twins Blog: Year-Round Baseball In The Dominican Republic

Baseball isn’t just a sport in the Dominican Republic — it’s the national obsession. The Dominican is home to many talented major leaguers including Robinson Cano, Pedro Martinez, David Ortiz, Alex Rodriquez and Albert Pujols just to name a few.

01/23/2014

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Twins Blog: Paul Molitor, The Dominican Republic & Starkey

It’s finally happening. After weeks and months of planning, the trip I’ve been dreaming about is now just days away. I can almost smell the warm, salty Caribbean air. And I can now share this exciting adventure with all of you.

01/20/2014

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Twins Blog: TwinsFest To Sell Memorabilia From Soon-To-Be-Deflated Dome

As the Metrodome prepares to be deflated, a lot of people are reflecting back on their time spent inside the stadium. The Dome was home to the Minnesota Vikings and Twins. Even though they moved out four years ago, the Twins have cleaned out their Target Field closets and found lots of unique memorabilia. Many items came from their hold home, the Metrodome.

01/17/2014

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Twins Blog: My Final Metrodome Memory

When one stadium goes up, another one must come down. That’s what happening right now in downtown Minneapolis. On Saturday, the Metrodome will go flat. It’s a speedy demolition process to make way for the new billion dollar Vikings stadium. Crews broke ground more than a month ago and the time has come to clear out the building for the next phase.

01/14/2014

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Season Ticket Holders Wait In Long Lines For Metrodome Seats

They’re the seats that meant so much, for so many years. Monday, season ticket holders had to wait a little longer to call them their own.

01/13/2014

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Florida State Coach’s Son Treated For Fanconi Anemia At Amplatz

Before celebrating the BCS National Championship Monday night, Florida State’s head coach was celebrating a different victory. This battle had a much tougher opponent. Jimbo Fisher’s son, Ethan, was just 5 years old when doctors diagnosed with Fanconi anemia. It’s a very rare inherited blood disease that can cause a lot of problems, the biggest of which is bone marrow failure.

01/07/2014

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Study: Bullying Can Affect Students’ Physical Health

Bullying is becoming an increasingly high-profile problem in schools across our state and the country. A new study suggests the effects of name calling aren’t just emotional but physical, as well.

09/16/2013

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Twins Blog: Striking Out ALS

Lou Gehrig called it a bad break, but we all know it was much more than that. One of the most talented ballplayers in history, Gehrig played 2,130 consecutive games, held the 1934 Triple Crown and has a lifetime batting average of .340.

09/12/2013

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Coon Rapids’ Luxury Movie Theatre Worth The Trip

With HD TVs and in-home theaters, fewer people are heading out to the movies. But AMC’s new luxury theatre in Coon Rapids could change that. After four months of renovations, the 16 screens are enhanced and ready for customers, said Ryan Noonan with AMC Theatres. It starts with open-style concession stands.

09/10/2013

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Twins Blog: Bike Cops For Kids

Baseball is a great equalizer. It brings people from all different ages, races and backgrounds together for one reason: to have fun while playing or watching a game. That driving theme could be witnessed Wednesday’s game at Target Field.

08/14/2013

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Local Group To Play Longest Baseball Game For Cancer Research

t three hours a game, some would complain baseball is already a long sport. But this week, the Metrodome is home to what could be the longest game ever.

08/12/2013

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Twins Blog: Staying In The Sport

Baseball has many players. I don’t mean just those on the field. There are coaches, hundreds of employees who work front office and dozens groom the field. There are also the people who work in the stadium, the vendors, reporters, TV crews, merchandise sellers, fans, reporters. You get the idea. One of those guys who’s “a part of the sport” is Gordy Jones. He’s worn many hats throughout his career: a newspaper writer, blogger, photographer and most recently, children’s author. “Baseball is my passion,” Jones said. “I love kids and I like to do as many things as I can. I’m having more fun now than I’ve ever had in my life.”

07/03/2013

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