Almanac North Bids Darren Danielson a Fond Farewell

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Long-time Almanac North host Darren Danielson hung up his microphone at the end of April, after 14 years beside co-host Julie Zenner, in the WDSE•WRPT studio. The Darren and Julie duo had been a staple on Almanac North each Friday night, teaming up for more than 600 shows since 1997. With 40 plus years of broadcast experience between them, their partnership has provided a consistent, professional and respectful platform for exploring and debating the region's most important issues.

Before coming to WDSE, Danielson worked as a news anchor at KDLH-TV in Duluth during the mid 1980's. He left broadcast television for a career in the investment field before he was lured back, part-time to replace original Almanac North co-host Jack Setterlund. Danielson's departure will leave big shoes to fill, and a search is underway for his replacement on WDSE•WRPT’s flagship news discussion program.

But Danielson won't be far away. He is moving across the Duluth hillside to ABC affiliate WDIO, where he will replace long-time anchor Dennis Anderson, weeknights at 6 and 10 p.m. Darren credits his years in the Almanac North co-host chair for keeping him on WDIO's radar when it came time to replace Anderson. All of us here at WDSE•WRPT wish him the best of luck in his new career!