About Daryn


6 Things About Daryn

You look so much like….

Yes, I used to be that anchor on CNN.

Those were 12 amazing years anchoring breaking news,

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 covering war,


traveling Africa with U2’s Bono,

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 covering Oscars’ Red Carpet.


If you love doing news, and a I did, there is no better place to do it than CNN.

Why would I leave a gig like that?

When they tell you they’re not going to renew your contract after 12 years, you kind of get the idea that your card key won’t be working much longer in the CNN Parking Deck.

How much do you miss that life?

I’d be still sitting there in that anchor seat if they hadn’t shown me the door AND I haven’t missed it for a second.

So what have you done since?

Oh, not much. Only launched this website, a syndicated newspaper column, contributed to CBS Sunday Morning, hosted a national radio show, written two books, produced and hosted an award-winning documentary, done a bunch of corporate speaking events.

CHECK OUT MY LATEST BOOK! “Hope Possible: A Network News Anchor’s Thoughts On Losing Her Job, Finding Love, A New Career, And My Dog, Always, My Dog.”

But what about the important stuff?


Oh yeah, I got married! Miracles never cease. Yep, married a single dad and adopted his daughter. That makes me a mom, too. My Little Sister in the Big Brother Big Sister also lives with us, as well, rounding out the family I always wanted.

To learn more about the crazy hobby we’ve developed–earning frequent flyer miles without flying, traveling the world in luxury for pennies, please click here.

What about the wacko animals?

8 chickens in the backyard more than earn their keep with fresh eggs every day.

Two of my naughtier chickens, Missy & Pinky.

Two of my naughtier chickens, Sara & Sara. (We can’t tell them apart, so it was easier to give them the same name.)

Butter's usual mode-flying through the air.

And now Butter, the hound dog mix rescue pup has joined the family as of March 2017.

One Thing I Know For Sure:

You can’t screw up the right one; Can’t make the wrong one work. This is true in love, jobs, and finding a home.


  • Steve Harding

    I just ‘met’ you on Sunday Morning and you have made my day! I’m an 80 year old curmudgeon who will remember you for many moons to come, and especially on Mothers’ Day. You’re an amazing woman, a beautiful blessing in every life you touch.
    God Bless You, Daryn.
    Steve Harding
    Cape Cod

  • Dear Daryn:
    We are kindered chicken Moms too! I just wrote to you on Linked In, but wanted to introduce myself here too. You might find a story in my story. THE PINK STEERING WHEEL CHRONICLES, by Laura Fahrenthold. (That’s me!) It’s about driving my journalist husband Mark Pittman’s ashes 32,000 miles across N. American with my kids and a stray dog in tow. On Amazon published by Hatherleigh Press/Penguin Random House.

    The trips completely and totally empowered us! That was my goal. To get the kids climbing mountains, rafting rivers, building campfires, and peeing in the woods. Resilience building.

    The book is part Option B and part Wild.

    Want a galley? I will tell my publisher or can even send you the electronic PDF now.

    I’m hitting the road again this summer for a self made book tour in hopes of donating a portion of any profits after food, gas and lodging to help the bereavement center I sit on the board of raise money to build a center, not rent a church basement.

    Thank you,
    Laura Fahrenthold


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