Charles Perez Biography
Charles Perez is an American writer and a former television news reporter, anchor and talk show host. He Perez was in the news business in the
1990s through the 2000s, during which he anchored and reported for WABC-TV in New York City, New York; WPLG, the ABC television affiliate in Miami, Florida; and WSVN, the Fox television affiliate in Miami. Before that, Perez was known as the host of the nationally syndicated The Charles Perez Show. The show was produced by Tribune Entertainment and ran from 1994 until 1996.
Charles Perez Height
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Charles Perez Family
Perez was involved in a legal battle with his ex-partner. Perez alleges negative publicity from his legal battle led WPLG to demote him. In September 2009, Perez married his partner, Keith Rinehard, in Westport, Connecticut. They adopted a daughter named Madeline.
Charles Perez Career
Perez was in the news business in the 1990s through the 2000s, during which he anchored and reported for WABC-TV in New York City, New York; WPLG, the ABC television affiliate in Miami, Florida; and WSVN, the Fox television affiliate in Miami. Before that, Perez was known as the host of the nationally syndicated The Charles Perez Show. The show was produced by Tribune Entertainment and ran from 1994 until 1996.
Following that, he anchored King World’s nationally syndicated news magazine show, American Journal, along with his sister, Michele Dabney-Perez, during its final season, replacing Nancy Glass. Perez has also worked as a reporter for the Los Angeles station KCAL-TV, as a producer of The Ricki Lake Show and The Montel Williams Show.
Perez was the main evening anchor at Miami’s ABC affiliate WPLG. He was terminated from this position on August 6, 2009, after he filed a discrimination complaint against the station, regarding supposed prejudice over what his attorney cited as the increasing public awareness of his sexual orientation that resulted in his being removed from anchoring Channel 10’s weeknight newscasts. Previously he was a weekday reporter and the weekend anchor at WABC-TV in New York City until 2006. He co-anchored the 6 p.m. and 11 p.m. weekend editions of Eyewitness News with Sandra Bookman.
Perez made an appearance during the first season of MTV’s The Real World when he appeared on-camera as one-half of a couple with Norman Korpi. According to Perez, the two were never linked in a relationship, though the MTV producers portrayed them as if they were.
Charles Perez Net Worth
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Charles Perez News
Recently fired Miami new anchor Charles Perez took his side of the story to the Daily Beast today, in a wide-ranging column explaining why he’ll continue his suit against ABC Affiliate WPLG-TV Channel 10, claiming they fired him because he was gay, attacking the state of the news business, positioning himself as a gay rights hero, and saying the station pressured him not to get married or have children with his male partner.
In his article, “Why I Committeed Career Suicide,” Perez said he believes WPLG “sold me out as soon as my being gay became too widely known. It made them uncomfortable and made me, in their eyes, less advertiser-friendly. They’d demoted me two weeks earlier from main weekday anchor to weekend anchor. It was a move I quickly recognized was leading to the door, and I wasn’t prepared to watch my career circle down the drain.”
Perez goes on to say that colleagues at work discouraged him from being open about his sexuality, too.
“In fact, over the previous five months, I’d been told, ‘Don’t get married, Charles. We don’t need that.’ I’d also been told not to have children. In essence: ‘You’re the main anchor and you’re gay, but let’s not push it.’ To me, having the family I want is not pushing it. Living with love, commitment, and dignity is not pushing it.”
Earlier this year, details of Perez’s personal life were publicized when over a domestic violence battle with his former partner, Dennis Ricardo Peña, whom Perez claimed had ‘’stalked, harassed and threatened” him, and vowed to wreck his TV career. That case receives further deliberation in court in Miami on August 18.