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

  • Crystal Bridges Anniversary, More Walmart Investigations on The City Wire

    Posted on: 10:30 am, November 19, 2012, by , updated on: 11:12am, November 19, 2012

    This week on The City Wire, Crystal Bridges exceeds expectations as it celebrates it’s one year birthday. Sandy Edwards, the...
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  • Post-Election Analysis on The City Wire

    Posted on: 8:07 am, November 12, 2012, by , updated on: 09:05am, November 12, 2012

    This week on The City Wire, it’s everything about the election after the election. 5NEWS Managing Editor Larry Henry talks...
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  • Cotton, Candidates Persistent During Final Push of Campaigning

    Posted on: 8:41 am, October 29, 2012, by , updated on: 09:20am, October 30, 2012

    On this week’s City Wire, just one week from the election, candidates say they are not giving up as they...
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  • Meningitis Warnings, Endorsements on The City Wire Show

    Posted on: 9:30 am, October 22, 2012, by

    On this week’s City Wire, an area doctor talks about the meningitis outbreak and how the Arkansas Health Department is...
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  • Rep. Womack, Walmart Protests on The City Wire Show

    Posted on: 11:41 am, October 17, 2012, by , updated on: 01:38pm, October 17, 2012

    On this week’s City Wire, Congressman Womack talks about issues that should have been settled before the recess and what...
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  • Breast Cancer Awareness, Legislative Races Take Center Stage on The City Wire Show

    Posted on: 10:44 am, October 8, 2012, by , updated on: 12:05pm, October 8, 2012

    On this week’s City Wire Show, the election is less than a month away. 5NEWS Managing Editor Larry Henry simplifies...
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  • Local Pro Golfer, Current Mayor Running for Reelection on The City Wire

    Posted on: 10:28 am, October 2, 2012, by

    This week on The City Wire Show, the Fayetteville Mayor Lioneld Jordan runs for reelection against a former mayor. Also,...
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  • College Attainment Programs, Record Enrollment on The City Wire

    Posted on: 3:42 pm, September 24, 2012, by

    This week on the City Wire, John Brown III talks regional attainment numbers and a new program the NWA Council...
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  • Polling Methods, Regional Economic Overview on The City Wire

    Posted on: 8:15 am, September 17, 2012, by

    This week on The City Wire, Jeff Collins, a City Wire Economist analyzes the economic health of the region. Ted...
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  • University Police Prepare for Sea of Fans Versus Alabama on The City Wire

    Posted on: 7:31 am, September 12, 2012, by , updated on: 07:33am, September 12, 2012

    This week on The City Wire, University of Arkansas Police regroup, and prepare for a sea of fans before Saturday’s...
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  • Development Director Sees Promising Interest in Future Fort Smith Jobs Market

    Posted on: 10:49 am, August 28, 2012, by , updated on: 12:09pm, August 28, 2012

    This week on The City Wire, the director of redevelopment at Chaffee Crossing says he sees promising interest in the...
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  • Rep. Womack Confident Residents Will Defend Our Defenders, On City Wire Show

    Posted on: 12:22 pm, August 21, 2012, by

    On this week’s City Wire Show, Rep. Womack says he is confident residents will show their loyalty to the city...
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