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Darren Kinnard

Sports Director

Darren is the weekday sports anchor and Sports Director at WSIL. He's covered area sports for News-3 since joining the staff in 1993.

During that time Darren has covered the SIU Salukis extensively, traveling with the various teams, doing television play-by-play and color commentary of games as well as hosting the football and basketball coaches shows on WSIL. High school sports have been a major focus as well. Darren has covered numerous southern Illinois state champions. News 3 at 10's Sports Extra is a staple on Friday nights in the region.

Darren grew up in nearby Iuka in Marion County. He was a member of the last graduating class at Kinmundy-Alma High School before earning degrees at Kaskaskia College and then at SIU. He and his wife Melissa have two children.

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