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 or follow her on twitter @partray.

most recent stories2 Tracy Perlman

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Snowy Spring Postpones Third Game @ Target Field

Monday should have marked the 10th home game for the Twins this season. Instead, it marks the third postponed game at Target Field in 2013.


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Twins Blog: The Boys Of Snowstorms

They’re supposed to be the boys of summer. This season, they’re the boys of snowstorms.


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Twins Blog: Review Of ’42,’ New Jackie Robinson Movie

42 is a reminder of how we’ve progressed as a sport and a nation. When it ended I felt moved and inspired, but a part of me was also a little sad.


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Twins Blog: Picking Our Favorite New Foods At Target Field

Peter Nelson and I had the pleasure of eating our way through Target Field’s new food tasting event. In keeping with the baseball theme, here’s a line up of our favorites …


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Stroke Victim, 25, ‘Trying To Go Forward’

A 25-year-old woman is sharing her story after a suffering from a life-threatening condition that affects one in three women.


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Twins Blog: MLB Fan Cave Dwellers

Pop quiz, Twins Blog readers! How many games are there in a full Major League Baseball season?


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Twins Blog: The 53rd Winter Caravan

The Minnesota Twins spent the past week warming up their fans with the 53rd Winter Caravan. Friday kicks off the annual TwinsFest at the Metrodome. During a stop in St. Paul, pitchers Glen Perkins and Brian Duensing told me the caravan is more than a chance to meet the fans.


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53-Year-Old Twins Caravan Tradition Rolling Into 50 Communities

The Minnesota Twins are loading onto their buses this week for the annual winter caravan, crisscrossing Twins Territory to visit 50 communities.


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Winter Brings Thousands Of Crows To The Metro

Thousands of the big black birds are suddenly being spotted in the Twin Cities, perching on trees and blanketing the sky.


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Twins Blog: TwinsFest, Fifteen’s 5k & The Winter Caravan

Between the Vikings and the Wild, Minnesota sports fans have had their fill of drama and celebration this weekend.


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2 Moms Help Families Through ‘Bum And Belly Diaper Drive’

This week, we’re reminded to be thankful for the people and things we have in our lives. Two moms who are thankful for their own blessings are helping new families have a little easier time this holiday season.


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Veteran Severely Beaten Inside NE Minneapolis Bar

A veteran who was out celebrating Veterans Day with friends says he has no idea why a group of strangers viciously attacked him.


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Wis. Restaurant Driving Donated Goods To Hurricane Sandy Victims

Football Sunday across the border in Wisconsin means green and gold, but, in Hudson, the focus this week wasn’t only on the game. The focus was on helping Hurricane Sandy victims.


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Fire Damages Multimillion-Dollar Homes In Mahtomedi

Windy weather overnight got in the way of firefighters, trying to put out fires at two multi million-dollar lakeside homes. More than 100 firefighters were called to the scene of the fire in the 200 block of Park Avenue in Mahtomedi.


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Nowthen Man Runs Into Burning House, Saves Woman

Ramsey firefighters say a man, who didn’t hesitate to save a woman he didn’t know, is a hero.


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Teachers Become Students To Learn Technology Integration

It may be summer break, but some teachers were back in the classroom Tuesday. This time, they were the students — learning how to best integrate technology into their lesson plans.


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‘Fashion Trucks’ Rolling Into Minnesota

Food trucks have been big business in the Twin Cities for two years now, but a new type of business is rolling onto a street near you: Fashion trucks.


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TwinsBlog: A Twins Game, A Free Ticket & A Crazy Night

I’ve been known to make some rash decisions in my life. I’ve sled down Suicide Hill on a metal lunch tray. I’ve worn white after Labor Day. And one time, I didn’t wait 30 minutes before swimming.


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‘Dames Gone Wild’ On A Mission To Help Others

Life doesn’t always go according to plan. After more than 20 years in the mortgage business, Carol Hasbrouck found herself without a job.


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‘Cupcake Wars’ Champion Bringing Title Home To Minnesota

A Minneapolis cupcake chef has just been crowned Food Network’s Cupcake Wars champion. It’s no surprise for fans of the Cupcake shop along University Avenue in Minneapolis. Now, its owner, Kevin VanDeraa, is enjoying the sweet taste of success.


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Twins T.C. Bear Celebrates 1,000th Home Game

He’s arguably been the most popular player with the Twins for the last decade, but he’s never been in the starting lineup.


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Early Warm Weather Means Early Allergies

From the sounds for sniffles and sneezes, you can hear: Spring is in the air! Along with our earlier-than-normal spring, allergy symptoms are appearing earlier, too.


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Minnesota Twins Gear Up For First Spring Training Game

The Minnesota Twins take the field for their first game on Saturday. While it’s only a spring training game, it could be a good indicator for how the team will play this season.


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St. Paul Boy, 10, Honored For Role In Saving Mother’s Life

At 10 years old, Jayvion Jones has never won an award — until now. St. Paul Police recognized the 5th grader’s heroic actions with a special ceremony Wednesday.


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Beatle-Mania Comes To MN With Beatle Project

Its been nearly five decades since Beatle-mania took over the world. Now the Beatles are back in a big way. This time, they’re getting a Minnesota twist.