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Darren Perron

Darren Perron is an executive producer, anchor and award-winning reporter at WCAX - Channel 3 News.

Darren has won an Emmy Award, nine Emmy Award Nominations, 10 Edward R. Murrow Awards, and a dozen Associated Press Awards. In 2009, Darren was the only non-network reporter in the U.S. to be nominated for a GLAAD Award.  His coverage of the war in Afghanistan helped earn the station a VAB Broadcaster of the Year Award in 2011.

His career at Vermont's most-watched news station began in 1995. Prior to that, he was a print reporter for "the Chronicle" in his hometown of Barton, Vermont.

Darren now anchors the Channel 3 News at 6 p.m. He replaced longtime anchor Marselis Parsons in 2009.  

Before that, Darren was the weekend anchor at Channel 3 News for nearly a decade and continued to report during the week. The National Television Academy named Darren one of New England's top investigative reporters. 

Four stories in particular were honored multiple times: Battle Behind Bars, On Their Own, Killer Kids, and Dirty Secrets. 

He was also recognized for his coverage of the Essex School Shootings, the Red Sox Riot, and a story about the retirement of UVM Basketball Coach Tom Brennan, to name a few.

Darren's series about Vermont's transgender community called "Becoming" was nominated for a GLAAD Award in 2009. He was the only local television reporter nominated and faced competition from national network reporters.   Other nominees included Oprah, Ellen Degeneres, CBS News, ABC News, NBC News, and PBS.

Darren spent two weeks in Afghanistan during the summer of 2010 with Channel 3 News photographer Lance MacKenzie. The news team covered numerous stories about Vermont National Guard troops deployed to the war torn country. Both were presented with the rare "Adjutant General Gold Coin" for their work there. The series also earned an Emmy Award, Edward R. Murrow Award, the Seven Seals and the VAB Broadcaster of the Year Award.

Darren has covered a wide array of news events in Vermont since he began telling stories in 1995.

Darren is a native Vermonter and attended Lake Region Union High School. He has a Bachelor's degree in Mass Media Communications from Castleton State College.

He loves music, golf, skiing, white-water rafting, friends and family. Darren comes from a large Vermont family, which he says, is the most important part of his life.

E-mail Darren at perron@wcax.com.

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