Charles Perez is an award-winning journalist and television news anchor. He began his career in the early 1980s as a reporter for WPLG Local 10, a Miami-based ABC affiliate. He later worked as an anchor and reporter for ABC News, where he covered major news events, including the 9/11 attacks and Hurricane Katrina. In 2001, he won an Emmy Award for his coverage of the Elian Gonzalez custody battle.
Perez left ABC News in 2004 and returned to WPLG Local 10, where he anchored the evening news for several years. In 2009, he resigned from his position at WPLG, citing creative differences with the station's management. Since then, he has worked as a media consultant and has made occasional appearances on television.
Is Charles Perez Gay?
Yes. In 2011, Charles Perez came out publicly as a gay man. He even speaks of his daily experiences as an American gay man in the media industry in his autobiography, Confessions of a Gay Anchorman.