Darren Sweeney Bio, Wiki
Darren Sweeney is an American reporter/meteorologist working for NBC Connecticut West Hartford, CT where he serves the station as a weekend morning meteorologist. He joined the First Alert forecast team in October 2008.
Darren Sweeney Age
Sweeney was born in West Hartford, however, he manages to keep information regarding his dates of birth away from the limelight. An update of his age will be done once he has made the information public. However, judging from his appearance, he might be in his 30s.
Darren Sweeney Height
Sweeney stands at an approximate height of 5 feet 6 inches tall.
Darren Sweeney Education
Sweeney attended and graduated from Central Connecticut State University where he earned his bachelor’s degree and later joined Syracuse University’s highly regarded Newhouse School of Communication where he attained his Master’s degree. Darren graduated from Mississippi State University’s Broadcast Meteorology program in 2003.
Darren Sweeney Career
Sweeney is the weekend morning meteorologist for NBC Connecticut. He delivers Connecticut’s most accurate forecast. Darren enjoys covering breaking weather during the week live in the studio and in the field. He joined the station as a First Alert meteorologist.
Darren has been well recognized for his work by the American Meteorological Society (AMS) and rewarded with their seal of approval. He has also been awarded by the National Weather Association (NWA) and holds their seal of approval.
Being born in West Hartford, Sweeney grew up driving and watching the station and is now happy to be forecasting for the station. His passion for weather started at a very young age, due to New England’s wild weather extremes. During the storms, Darren would grab a video camera and go outdoors while everyone else was taking shelter inside.
Sweeney has forecasted New England weather and therefore is familiar with everything about the weather. While working for a Springfield TV station as a meteorologist Darren has managed to win several awards including the two Associated Press awards for coverage of historic flooding in October 2005 and for Best Weathercast in 2006.
Darren has also reported live during severe weather events, including in May 2006, massive flooding that took place along the Merrimack River. Recently Sweeney was honored by Professional Journalists for his coverage of the 2009 EF-1 Wethersfield tornado by the Connecticut Society with a ”Breaking news” award.
Previously before coming to New England, While at WFTX-TV in Fort Myers, Fla, he gained experience forecasting severe weather and chasing hurricanes, wherein a couple of instances, he was deployed to New Orleans to help sister stations cover Tropical Storm “Isidore” and Hurricane “Lilly” in 2002.
Throughout his career, Sweeney covered some of the biggest storms. While in his tenure at NBC Connecticut, he was part of the team that forecasted during Hurricane Irene, Superstorm Sandy, and tornado touchdown. Away from his duty line, you’ll find Darren enjoying one of his famous road trips exploring beautiful New England (especially in the summer).
Sweeney is a proud tenure Associate Professor at his alma mater at CCSU teaching in the Department of Journalism. Darren likes mentoring students who are looking to get into the exciting field of journalism and broadcast journalism. He also works on the board of the Connecticut Society of Professional Journalists. Sweeney volunteers his time at many events raising money and awareness for different types of cancer research and helping homeless animals find good homes. Darren’s motto is “Adopt Don’t Shop.”
Darren Sweeney NBC Connecticut
Sweeney works with NBC Connecticut where he works alongside his fellow anchors, reporters, and meteorologists such as;
- Len Besthoff
- Josh Cingranelli
- Leslie Mayes
- Kevin Nathan
- Bob Maxon
- Ted Koppy
- Heidi Voight
- Ryan Hanrahan
- Mike Hydeck
- Keisha Grant
Darren Sweeney Net Worth
In Darren’s career as a meteorologist, he has been able to accumulate a net worth ranging between $1 Million and $3 Million.
Darren Sweeney Salary
Sweeney receives annual earnings that range between $35,000 and $100,000.
Darren Sweeney Parents and Siblings
Sweeney is a Connecticut native. He was born and raised in West Hartford. However, Darren manages to keep information regarding his parents and whether or not he has any siblings away from the limelight. An update of his family information will be done when available.
Darren Sweeney Wife/ Spouse
Sweeney manages to keep information regarding whether or not he is in marriage private. An update of his marital status will be done when available.
Darren Sweeney Kids
Sweeney manages to keep information regarding whether he has any children away from the public. However, an update regarding his children will be done once available.
Darren Sweeney Twitter, Facebook, and Instagram
Sweeney is vocal on his social media accounts where he posts frequently. On his Twitter account, he has about 16.1 K followers, around 10K followers on his Facebook page, and about 2,104 followers on his Instagram account.