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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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‘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.

06/11/2012

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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.

05/09/2012

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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.

03/19/2012

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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.

03/03/2012

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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.

01/11/2012

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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.

11/30/2011

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Twins Blog: Holiday Gifts

The holidays are upon us and no matter what religion you celebrate, there are a few unifying traditions. One of them is gifts. I am someone who likes to buy unique gifts — not whatever the hot holiday item is.

11/29/2011

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Twins Blog: Lessons Of The 2011 Season

Despite the dismal showing by most of the team and a “perfect storm of injuries,” there were some lessons to be learned: Superheroes can lose their super powers.

09/28/2011

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Crossing Off Skydiving From 91-Year-Old’s Bucket List

At 91 years old, Gertrude “Gertie” Nelson decided it was about time she checked skydiving off her bucket list.

09/25/2011

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Twins Blog: Looking Ahead To 2012

Are you over of the Twins 2011 season? Have the wounds from repeated injuries and losses got you down? Have you already packed up your Twins gear? Then it’s time to look ahead to 2012!

09/14/2011

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9/11 Attack Sparked Action For Mendota Heights Man

When the Twin Towers fell 10 years ago on Sept. 11, Americans reacted in ways they’ll never forget. For some, the sight of the twisted metal, debris and flames brought on heartache and confusion. But for others, it sparked a call to action.

09/11/2011

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Twins Blog: Behind The Scenes With The Grounds Crew

The lush green grass of the outfield is one of the first things you notice when walking into Target Field. It certainly doesn’t groom itself. It’s the labor of love that seven dedicated men call their office.

08/29/2011

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Twins Blog: Meet The Little, Biggest Twins Fan

At 2 years old, MJ Huss is just a few inches taller than his older sister Olivia’s baseball bat.

08/15/2011

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Twins Blog: Heating Up

The Twins have turned the page on the calendar, and turned the corner on their season.

06/07/2011

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Twins Blog: Keeping Score

Baseball is a game of numbers. Three strikes. Three outs. Nine innings. But there are many more numbers needed to keep score.

05/30/2011

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