When Darren joined Channels 10/13 he brought with him years of experience and a deep understanding of the region.
For 14 years he was the co-anchor of the weekly public affairs program, Almanac North, on Duluth’s Public Broadcasting station, WDSE-TV.
In returning to the newsroom of a daily news broadcast, Darren said, “I was excited and humbled to become part of the Eyewitness News team.” Danielson added, “I was thrilled at the chance to work at the station and help carry on the tradition others have established here.”
For five years, Darren also anchored and produced the 6 and 10 p.m. newscasts at Duluth's CBS affiliate. His journalism work there ranged from reporting on local events of the day to traveling with area firefighters to battle forest fires in western Idaho.
Danielson began his journalism career in 1981 as a general assignment reporter in Minot, North Dakota at KMOT-TV. There he had the chance to take on every task in the newsroom and eventually became the anchor, producer and News Director.
Darren's decision to join Channels 10/13 came after long-time anchor Dennis Anderson announced he was going to retire. Darren and Dennis were in Kiwanis together for many years and Dennis urged him to consider the position.
“That encouragement meant the world to me,” Darren said. “I knew I couldn't replace Dennis Anderson, but I promised to bring to the position the traits he brought us every night—honesty, integrity, objectivity and fairness.”
Anderson said he was happy for Darren. “Darren has been on the air here for more than 20 years. He was a wonderful choice because he already knew so much about the people and the issues of the Northland.”
Darren and his wife Vicki have been married for 24 years and have two teen-aged children. Darren was born in Waupaca, Wisconsin and graduated from Brown College, formerly the Brown Institute of Broadcasting, in 1981.
Darren also has finance experience. He worked for nine years as an investment advisor at the Duluth office of McGladrey, Inc., a national accounting and business-consulting firm.
In Darren's free time he enjoys playing guitar, bike trips with his son, board games with the family, fishing trips, helping out at church, and taking his daughter to the annual Father/Daughter ball in Duluth.
You can contact Darren at firstname.lastname@example.org
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