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Daren Bobb

Meet the evening news anchor of 5NEWS.
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For 36 years, Daren Bobb has been a fixture in local media. Originally from Jacksonville, Illinois, Daren graduated from the College of Broadcast Journalism at Lewis and Clark College in Godfrey, Illinois before moving to Fort Smith in 1984 to work in the news department at radio station KTCS.

He first joined the KFSM news team in 1991, working behind the scenes as executive producer and newsroom manager. He remained with the station until 2000. In 1998, he also began working part-time for Clear Channel Radio, and in 2002, he became the full-time, on-air host on Newstalk 1650 KWHN. In October 2006, he began his anchoring career at KFSM, where he serves as evening co-anchor. 

Daren and his wife Christine have been married since August of 1985. They have two children. Allison and her husband Nathan Seiter live in Conway. Jake lives in Denver. They are active members of St. Boniface Catholic Church in Fort Smith. He also is a past president of the Community Services Clearinghouse board in Fort Smith. He is past president of the Fort Smith Noon Exchange Club. He also serves on the United Way of Fort Smith board and the Hamilton House board.

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