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Class of 2004

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Darryl Sellers

Sports Anchor/Reporter
WNEM-TV, Saginaw, MI
Market Rank 66

darryl.sellers@wnem.com

Bio:

Darryl Sellers started as a Sports Anchor/Reporter for WNEM-TV and Fox 66 in May of 2006.

Before moving to Mid-Michigan, Darryl got his start as a Weekend Sports Anchor/Sports Reporter for KAAL-TV in the Rochester-Austin area of Minnesota.

Raised in Minneapolis, Minnesota, Darryl enjoyed his two years in the Los Angeles area while attending USC’s Annenberg School of Communication Graduate School Program. During that time, he was a sports anchor for Annenberg TV News.

In addition, he was afforded the opportunity to spend six weeks in South Africa for a summer internship. He worked at SABC-TV in Cape Town as a news and sports reporter. Darryl says it was an eye-opening experience getting immersed in the South African culture and seeing some of the problems facing the people there.

In his spare time, Darryl likes to stay active. He loves sports, aerobics, dancing and roller skating (old school style). His two-year-old son, Avery, keeps him on his toes. He enjoys spending time with his wife Rebecca and is a die-hard Minnesota sports fan.

His greatest sports thrills were watching the Minnesota Twins win the World Series titles in 1987 and 1991.

He’s still waiting (impatiently) for the Vikings to get their first Super Bowl title. He hopes it will happen during his lifetime. He also enjoyed following the Detroit Tigers’ pursuit of the 2006 World Series title.

Darryl loves meeting people and looks forward to getting to know people in the community. He also loves the sports culture in Michigan.

From the importance of high school sports, to the passion for college and professional sports, Darryl is proud to call Mid-Michigan home.

ATVN positions and duties:

Sports Reporter / News Anchor (2002-03) / Sports Anchor (2003-04)

How did ATVN prepare you for your current job?

Getting actual on-air experience laid the groundwork for working for a commerical TV station.

What is your advice to aspiring journalists?

Get as many internships as possible, work for your school’s TV station, find a mentor.

What are the top three skills college journalism students should be working on in order to be prepared for their first broadcasting job?

Writing, reporting, interpersonal relations.

What is the most important thing a college journalist should know when he or she is trying to negotiate his or her first job?

The money is secondary when you are first getting started. Just make sure you will get a chance for a lot of on-air
experience...and that you will be in an environment that gives you a chance to grow on the job.

What prepared you most for your current job?

Writing courses.

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