Darren MacDonald joined CTV News Northern Ontario as a digital content producer during the COVID-19 pandemic in April 2020, continuing his journalism career in Greater Sudbury that spans more than two decades.
MacDonald began as a city hall reporter, covering the amalgamation of communities that created the City of Greater Sudbury. Later, he was an editor for The Sudbury Star, first in business and entertainment, and was appointed News Editor in 2010.
He returned to writing in 2012, heading back to city hall, covering politics until he joined CTV News Northern Ontario April 2020.
He has a degree in English, with a minor in political science, from Dalhousie University, and a graduate degree in journalism from the University of King’s College in Halifax.
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