Bio: Though he now sits behind the Daily Planet's editor's desk,
Perry White was one of the Planet's all-time great reporters. Now, as
managing editor, Perry is the heart and soul of the publication, which
serves as the city's eyes, ears, voice and conscience.
Like a number of media moguls, Perry is opinionated, explosive, and a
bit nuts. His outbursts of temper are legendary, but they get the needed
results. Perry's a no-nonsense, hard-hitting individual who not only
scoops the competition, but does it in a way that earns the respect of
everyone - except the criminal element.
Perry has made a career out of bringing down the biggest crooks in
Metropolis, but he's no muckraker. Perry insists on having the hard,
cold facts before he prints a story, a trait he demands of all his
reporters, too. In his heart Perry knows Lex Luthor is the mastermind
responsible for thousands of crimes around town, but so far the Planet's
been unable to come up with hard evidence. Lex has always kept his
fingers clean of any overt wrongdoing and keeps his puppet tabloid (and
the Planet's chief competition) the Metropolis Sun at the ready to play
up Lex's benevolent public image.
Despite his tough exterior, Perry is more a paternal figure to his staff
than a boss. He has a special fondness for Clark and Lois and feels
they'd be as good a team personally as they are professionally. He also
likes Jimmy Olsen more than he'll ever admit, even though he does get
tired of the little punk calling him "Chief" all the time.
The landmark Daily Planet building also houses PLANET NEWS BROADCASTING,
a round the clock news channel. The Planet TV station and the Planet
newspaper frequently trade information and on-air talent.