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BEST TV SPORTS ANCHOR Minneapolis 2002 - Eric Perkins

Readers' Choice: Randy Shaver

As KARE-11's third-string sportscaster, Eric Perkins anchors the sports news only if both Randy Shaver and Tim McNiff are otherwise engaged. But though it might be a rare occasion, watching Perkins on air is a refreshing experience. Sure, he's got television in his genes: His father, Jack Perkins, is a host of A&E's Biography. But it's his personality that's so appealing. Anyone who's ever seen his Tuesday-night sports feature "Perk at Play," in which he attends "sporting" events from kite surfing to rodeo to chair volleyball with senior citizens, knows that this guy is a little goofy. And he unabashedly brings that same goofiness to the anchor desk. He doesn't take himself--or sports--too seriously. After all, aren't sports supposed to be fun?

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