Charles Perez came to Local 10 News in September 2006 in a move that, for him, meant coming home. Charles spent two years at the ABC station in New York City (2004-06), where he anchored the weekend 6 and 11 p.m. newscasts and covered stories from ground zero and the United Nations to the politics of New York, New Jersey, and Connecticut. Since then, he has interviewed newsmakers from state, local, and national politics, to Venezuelan President Hugo Chavez.

Charles Perez, the gay news anchor fired by his Miami ABC affiliate after filing a discrimination claim over a bump to weekends, says he couldn’t forgo marriage and children just to stay in the news business.