WASHINGTON — Get excited, and Get Up D.C.!
The WUSA9 family is excited to welcome D.C. icon Tony Perkins back to our morning show, "Get Up DC!" Perkins co-anchored the show for six weeks this past fall, and returns as a full time team member on Jan. 13.
"Get Up DC!" is hosted by comedian and D.C. native Reese Waters, and anchored by fellow D.C.-native Annie Yu. The show offers the latest news, traffic, weather and trending stories with a distinct and unique D.C. point of view. It airs live weekdays from 5-7 a.m.
"This is truly an amazing team and I'm honored to be a part of it," Perkins said. "GUDC is more than a show, it’s an experience for our loyal, engaged and growing audience. I hope to play a role in making mornings better in D.C. and the DMV, and to make a big contribution towards the goals we've set for the show and for WUSA9."
Perkins, a two-time Emmy Award winner, has been a radio and TV broadcaster for 30 years. He was a meteorologist and feature reporter for ABC’s "Good Morning America," and previously the main anchor for Fox 5 in Washington, D.C.
Perkins was a stand-up comedian in the '80s and '90s and was Donnie Simpson’s sidekick and producer on the No. 1 rated morning show for seven years. He reunited with Simpson in 2018 to co-host "The Donnie Simpson Show."
In addition to his time on "Good Morning America," Perkins has appeared nationally on "Jimmy Kimmel Live" and the "American Music Awards." Perkins continues his role on "The Donnie Simpson Show" on MAJIC 102.3 and 92.7 every weekday afternoon.
"Tony proved to be a powerful and beloved addition to our uniquely entertaining morning show team," Michael Valentine, vice president and station manager of WUSA9, said. "We couldn’t be more excited that he will be joining us full time in 2020."