Daren Bobb

Daren Bobb has been a fixture in local media in western Arkansas since 1984. 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 2002.
In October 2006, he began his second tour of duty here at KFSM, where he serves as evening co-anchor.

Daren and his wife, Christine, have two children, Allison and Jake. They are active members of St. Boniface Catholic Church in Fort Smith, and Daren serves as President of the church's Men's Club. He also is the immediate past President of the Community Services Clearinghouse board in Fort Smith. He is also a member of Fort Smith Noon Exchange Club.

Recent Articles

  • Home Invasion In Sequoyah County Falsely Reported

    Posted on: 9:20 pm, March 18, 2014, by and , updated on: 03:23pm, March 19, 2014

    Deputies have learned that a potential home invasion in Sallisaw was falsely reported following a domestic dispute, according to the...
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  • Daren Bobb, Keeping it Local 30 Years

    Posted on: 8:09 am, November 14, 2013, by

    Every night on 5NEWS you see Daren Bobb delivering the day’s local news. It’s a perfect job for him, reporting...
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  • Woman Tied Up, Raped By Husband With Accomplice, Deputies Say

    Posted on: 8:14 pm, November 10, 2013, by and

    A Sequoyah County husband and his cousin were arrested Sunday after deputies say they tied up the husband’s wife and...
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  • Springdale Woman Struck By Car Dies

    Posted on: 2:49 pm, September 16, 2013, by and

    A Springdale pedestrian hospitalized last week after getting hit by a car died Monday, according to state police. Rosa Maldano,...
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  • 911 Calls, Video Released in Machete Murder Case

    Posted on: 7:43 am, July 25, 2013, by , updated on: 01:58pm, July 25, 2013

    Prosecutors have released new video taken moments before two men were killed in what police say was a machete attack...
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  • Donated Building Materials Delivered to LeFlore, Scott Counties

    Posted on: 5:26 pm, June 21, 2013, by , updated on: 06:25pm, June 21, 2013

    Over the past few weeks, 5NEWS and Yeagers Hardware have teamed up to ask for your donations to help those...
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  • VIDEO: Gunsmoke’s Buck Taylor Returns to Old Fort Days Rodeo

    Posted on: 5:42 pm, May 27, 2013, by , updated on: 05:44pm, May 27, 2013

    Buck Taylor from Gunsmoke fame is in Fort Smith for the 80th Annual Old Fort Days Rodeo at Kay Rodgers...
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  • Super Memories For Fort Smith’s Brett Goode

    Posted on: 10:50 pm, February 3, 2013, by , updated on: 11:36pm, February 3, 2013

    The Super Bowl has a very special meaning for former Fort Smith Northside and Arkansas player Brett Goode. Goode, 28,...
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    Goode SB Ring
  • The River Valley’s Biggest Stories of the Year

    Posted on: 9:07 pm, January 1, 2013, by , updated on: 06:12am, December 2, 2013

    We take a look back at some of the biggest news stories affecting the River Valley in 2012. The year...
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  • Speaker of the House Elect: “The proof is in the pudding”

    Posted on: 8:26 am, December 19, 2012, by

    This week on 5NEWS this morning, the Speaker of the House elect, Davy Carter sat down with 5NEWS managing editor...
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  • Parents Talk About Teen’s Recovery After 10-Story Fall

    Posted on: 9:34 pm, December 10, 2012, by , updated on: 05:13pm, December 11, 2012

    Austin Elder, the Fort Smith teen who fell 100 feet from Hawksbill Crag, is showing signs of improvement following surgery on Sunday to relieve pressure of the swelling in his head, according to his mother, Gina Rogers.
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  • State GOP Chairman: “We’re Different Than The Democrats” on The City Wire

    Posted on: 10:22 am, November 27, 2012, by

    This week on The City Wire, the Arkansas Republican party Chairman Doyle Webb talks about the historic shift of GOP...
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