Darren joined WDTV in August 2018 and is excited to cover the teams he grew up watching.
Darren grew up in Pittsburgh, Pa., but developed a love for WVU sports as his father’s office overlooked Mountaineer Field. Darren enjoyed watching some of his favorite Mountaineers: Pat White, Steve Slaton and Da’Sean Butler. These were some of the players that developed his passion for sports.
In 2017, Darren received his bachelor’s degree with honors from Oberlin College, where he created an independent major in Sports, Culture and Communication. He was also a four-year member of the baseball team. This year, he earned a master’s degree in journalism from Northwestern University’s Medill School of Journalism with a specialization in sports media. At Northwestern, he created “Medill Sports Talk,” the first-ever weekly sports debate show produced only by graduate students. He also covered stories about Northwestern University athletics, the Chicago Bears, 2018 Big Ten Media Days and the 2018 KPMG Women’s PGA Championship.
Darren also is experienced in play-by-play. In 2016 and 2017, he was a broadcaster for the West Virginia Black Bears. In 2018, he called games on WNUR 89.3 FM for Northwestern University baseball, men’s basketball, women’s basketball, and was a sideline reporter for the football team.
In his spare time, Darren enjoys spending time with his family and friends. As a season ticket holder and passionate fan for the Pittsburgh Steelers, he’s ready to watch them win their seventh Super Bowl.