Eric Perkins has been named sports director at KARE, the NBC-affiliate in Minneapolis.

Perkins is currently the weekend news and sports anchor for the station. He succeeds Randy Shaver, who is moving to the weeknight anchor desk after 18 years as sports director. In his new role, Perkins will appear on the weeknight newscasts alongside Shaver, Julie Nelson and Belinda Jensen.

“Eric brings his definitive, proactive style to sports anchoring as he joins the strongest weeknight anchor team in the Twin Cities,” president and general manager John Remes said in a statement. Read more