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Tony Perkins | Get Up DC Anchor

Tony has been part of the Washington, D.C. media scene for over 30 years.
Credit: WUSA9

WASHINGTON — Tony Perkins first joined the WUSA9 family in November 2019, reuniting with former colleague Annie Yu to become co-anchor of “Get Up DC” weekday mornings from 5 to 7am. Later, former colleague Allison Seymour also reunited with Tony and Annie as their co-anchor on the show!

Tony has been part of the Washington, D.C. media scene for over 30 years. In addition to appearing on WUSA9, Tony can be heard weekday afternoons on “The Donnie Simpson Show on MAJIC 102.3 & 92.7.

Tony may be best known for his almost twenty years (total) at Fox 5 as an evening and morning news anchor and as the morning weatherman, and for his stint as the weatherman and entertainment reporter for nearly seven years on ABC's "Good Morning America".

Tony's career started when he was performing as a stand-up comedian in what was then D.C.'s thriving comedy club circuit. In just a short time, Tony went from being an open mic act to being a show closer, and he appeared at clubs, colleges, and theaters across the country. In D.C., some of his fondest memories are of "opening" for Smokey Robinson, Aretha Franklin, and Sinbad.

During his time at ABC, Tony covered dozens of hurricanes and major weather events, and appeared on other TV shows, including "Jimmy Kimmel Live", "Larry King Live", and the "American Music Awards". Over the years Tony interviewed many notables, including Stevie Wonder, Ringo Starr, Crosby Stills Nash and Young, and B.B. King.

Tony is a two-time Emmy award winner. He lives in the Washington area with his wife and his son.

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