Darrel’s broadcasting career began at CFAM Radio in Altona, Manitoba, in 1962. He did both radio and television in Moose Jaw, Saskatoon and Montreal from 1963 to 1972
In 1972 he joined CFPL-TV in London, Ontario and a year later accepted an offer to join CFCN-TV as its senior news anchor.
From 1973 to 1987 Darrel anchored the CFCN-TV 6:00 and 11:30 P.M. local newscasts.
From 1987 to 2010 he co-anchored the 6:00 P.M. news, first with Michelle Hogan for two years and then with Barb Higgins for twenty-one years.
Darrel had trained as a teacher at Saskatchewan Teachers College and put that training to good use as a Broadcast Journalism instructor at SAIT for eleven years and Mount Royal College for fifteen years. He has worked with dozens of his former students over the years and is proud of their achievements.
From 2010 to 2013 he co-anchored the weekend 6:00 P.M. news and began doing a weekly feature entitled “Inspired”.
On December 29th, 2013 he anchored his final newscast but continues to enjoy the Inspired feature.
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