Darryl Hood

Darryl Hood joined the Alabama News Network in October 2014.
He is an accomplished award winning broadcast journalist with nearly two decades of experience as a news anchor and reporter.

Darryl knew since the age of 16 he wanted a career in television news. With the support of his family, friends and the guidance of several mentors, Darryl was able to fulfill his dream of becoming part of a business that gives him a front row seat to history making events.

Darryl began his career as a reporter for the Orange County Newschannel (OCN) in Orange County, California prior to graduating from California State University Northridge.

From OCN, he was hired on as weekend anchor/reporter for KQTV in St. Joseph, Missouri. He later took a gamble on Las Vegas where he spent five years as an anchor and reporter. Following his stint in Sin City, he was given the opportunity to report for his dream station, KCAL-TV in Los Angeles, which also afforded him the opportunity to report for KCAL’s sister station KCBS-TV.

Darryl then went on to report for KCNC-TV in Denver, Colorado, and later headed back to Los Angeles to anchor the Emmy award winning weekly news-magazine “LA This Week” for LA CityView Channel 35.

Darryl has also worked for stations in Memphis, Tennessee and Columbia, South Carolina.

When he’s not working Darryl enjoys traveling, salsa dancing and hanging with friends. He’s looking forward to discovering and soaking up all the River Region has to offer and meeting many of you and telling your stories along the way.

If you have any story ideas please don’t hesitate to contact him.

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Articles

Court Leaves Black Judge on Case Against White Officer

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McDonald's Slims Down Happy Meal by Banishing Cheeseburgers

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