Darryl Hood

Weeknight News Anchor

photo of Alabama News Network anchor Darryl HoodDarryl Hood joined the Alabama News Network as weeknight news anchor in October 2014. He is also a member of the Alabama News Network i-Team investigative unit. Darryl 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 newsmagazine “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 out with friends. He’s always 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

Inmate Killed In Assault At Bullock County Prison

An Alabama prison inmate has died after what authorities described as an apparent inmate-on-inmate assault. The Alabama Department of Corrections said Dwight Campbell, a 48-year-old inmate at Bullock Correctional Facility in Union Springs, died Monday from injuries sustained during the…

Federal Judge Loosens AL Absentee Rules for Vulnerable Voters

A federal judge says older Alabama voters at risk for contracting COVID-19 shouldn't have to comply with all the state's requirements for casting absentee ballots in November. U.S. District Judge Abdul K. Kallon ruled Wednesday that being forced to follow…

Son of State Auditor Jim Ziegler dies

According to a post State Auditor Jim Zeigler's Facebook page, his 26-year-old son, Win Zeigler has died. The post says Win Zeigler "stopped breathing and died in his bed" and that "due to his age, an autopsy will be performed."…

Two Men Accused of Leading Millbrook Police on Chase

Two men from Birmingham are accused of leading Millbrook Police on high speed chase early Friday morning. 22-year-old Robert Wilson and 21-year-old Ted Wallace are accused of trying to evade officers after refusing to stop for a traffic violations.  Authorities…

Changemakers: Bryan Stevenson

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Group Fights for Rights of Current, Former Inmates

One group is fighting for the rights of former and current incarcerated people impacted by Alabama's prison system. The Ordinary People Society held a rally in front of the office Tuesday. Organization…

Now is Your Chance to Impact Montgomery's Future

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Democratic Party Lawsuit Back Before Montgomery Judge

The Alabama Supreme Court has returned a lawsuit over control of the state Democratic Party to a Montgomery judge for resolution. Justices dismissed an earlier appeal, putting the case back before Montgomery Circuit Judge Greg Griffin. An internal power struggle…