Prior to joining the team at KETK, Perry Elyaderani was a weekend anchor and weekday reporter at KVAL/KMTR in Eugene, Oregon. There, he led the weekend team and solo anchored and produced four shows a day, in addition to reporting on breaking news, crafting features, and conducting investigations.
Perry’s love for news began at a young age, when he watched the journalists in his home town of Cleveland making a difference in their community every day. Since, he’s worked with stations in Cleveland, Los Angeles, Raleigh-Durham, and Sarasota.
While in college at Elon University, where he double majored in journalism and chemistry, he became passionate about investigating health issues. He received a $10,000 grant to pursue his research into male depression and suicide while there. Other research interests include changes in healthcare policy, pharmaceutical industry costs, drug trafficking, the opioid crisis, and the coronavirus pandemic.
When he’s not working, Perry enjoys photography, hiking, playing the drums, video games, and teaching people how to pronounce his last name. A nerd at heart, he loves learning and telling others’ stories, and is excited to work for East Texans at KETK!