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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: Morneau’s Casino Night

Being a professional athlete comes with some perks. Some are more obvious than others: getting paid to play a sport, being a celebrity and becoming a role model to others. Another great benefit: being able to help the people who support you. Many athletes feel a great responsibility to pay it forward and don’t take that aspect of their job lightly.

06/03/2013

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Twins Blog: Wild’s Parise, Harding & Parish Join Twins For Batting Practice

Now that the Wild’s season is over, the players assumably have a lot of time on their hands. They took a few weeks off and are back in the grind of working out and preparing to condition for the next season.

05/31/2013

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Twins Blog: Midwest Music Showcase

This summer, the Minnesota Twins are making local music fans happy. At every Wednesday home game through August, a local band will perform during games in a series the team calls “The Midwest Music Showcase.” In the past, the Twins have fielded complaints that local music wasn’t played in the stadium.

05/21/2013

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Twins Blog: ‘The Sandlot’

Twenty years ago, we were introduced to characters like Benny “The Jet” Rodriguez, Smalls, Squints, Ham and Yeah-Yeah. They were far from a pack of superheroes; just neighborhood kids trying to stay out of trouble while playing baseball.

05/17/2013

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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.

04/22/2013

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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.

04/18/2013

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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.

04/10/2013

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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 …

03/28/2013

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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.

02/08/2013

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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?

02/08/2013

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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.

01/20/2013

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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.

01/16/2013

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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.

01/07/2013

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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.

01/07/2013

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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.

11/20/2012

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