Iris Perez

Iris Perez


Iris Perez serves as a multifaceted reporter/fill-in anchor at FOX 9 in the Twin Cities. Her live reports often lead the station’s primetime 9 p.m. and 10 p.m. newscasts.

Iris has extensively covered the officer-involved shooting death of Philando Castile, Justine Damond, the decades-old Amy Sue Pagnac case, and was the first reporter on the scene when the body of missing fourth grader Barway Collins was discovered. Tips regularly make their way to Iris’ phone and inboxes, as she’s known for her keen, compassionate, yet no-nonsense ability to tug at the heart of any story, from crime to community interest.

Outside of the newsroom, Iris enjoys a healthy podcast regimen, reading, yoga, biking with friends, and discovering new R&B/Soul music.

A southwest Detroit native, Iris is also a proud graduate of the University of Michigan, Ann Arbor, where she earned her Bachelors of Arts in Communication Studies & Spanish. Go Blue!

The latest from Iris Perez


DVS opens Sundays to reduce wait for Minnesota driving test

With driver’s tests scheduled sometimes several months in advance, soon-to-be drivers in Minnesota are sometimes stuck waiting to get licensed. The Department of Public Safety is trying to speed up that process by opening more than 3,000 weekend appointments next month.