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Darian Trotter joined WGNO in June 2010. His duties include reporting breaking news and enterprise stories evenings, Monday through Friday.

Darian is an experienced, award-winning reporter having worked in seven previous news markets including Chicago- Fox, Detroit-WDIV, and his native Nashville- WSMV. Darian says moving to New Orleans is a welcomed change. "I'm looking forward to the city's rich culture in arts and entertainment, as well as its authentic cuisine."

Darian is no stranger to beating the streets in hot, humid weather. He spent three successful years as a general assignment reporter the Cox-owned Powerhouse WFTV in Orlando, and says he prefers a more tropical climate. "After long winters in both Illinois and Michigan, I am long overdue for warmer weather," says Trotter.

In his free-time, Darian is an avid bodybuilder who has mastered diet and exercise as a way of life. Trotter says, "I find peace in my workouts. They not only strengthen my body, but also help replenish my mind and soul."

Darian enjoys mentoring young journalists, and working with student interns. "I try to give interns a true inside look at television news, just as my mentors gave me," says Trotter.

As a journalist Darian enjoys the craft of storytelling; and he prefers covering issues and the untold stories that make a difference in the lives of his viewers. He welcomes your story ideas. You can reach him at Darian@wgno.com.

Recent Articles
  • Marigny Crackdown On Illegal Short Term Rentals

    Short-term rental debate heats up

    The ongoing short-term rental debate is heating up yet again. Thursday supporters and opponents gathered to discuss reaching a compromise. WGNO News Reporter Darian Trotter was there for the exchange of ideas.

  • Suspects wanted for string of auto burglaries

    New Orleans Police needs your help identifying suspects in a string of vehicle burglaries. So far more than five victims have filed theft reports in Gentilly, and detectives believe there are more victims.

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    State of the art technology is being used to fix city streets

    A state of the art program is currently underway to fix city streets. You may remember "The Pothole Killer" unveiled in New Orleans in 2007. WGNO News Reporter Darian Trotter gives us a look at the latest in street repair technology.

  • Police

    NOPD Violent Crimes Task Force is making a difference

    The newly formed NOPD Violent Crimes Task Force is being credited with helping the department make arrests and remove guns off the streets this weekend. WGNO News Reporter Darian Trotter has details and reaction from one business owner who applauds the effort.

  • Delgado

    President Obama wants to make community college free

    President Obama wants to make it free for students to enroll in community colleges. He proposed the so-called "America’s College Promise" Friday afternoon. WGNO News Reporter Darian Trotter has details and local reaction.

  • Deadly police-involved shooting was “justified”

    The New Orleans police officer, who shot and killed a man during a suspicious traffic stop followed department rules. That's according to the officer's attorney and the city's top cop.

  • Cold weather moves into metro New Orleans

    Preparing for the cold weather means, protecting pipes, plants, and people. WGNO News Reporter Darian Trotter found folks doing just that.

  • Buffa's

    Police search for two masked gunmen

    New Orleans police are looking for two attackers who robbed customers and took cash from the register of a local hot spot. It happened Monday night at Buffa's Bar and Restaurant.

  • Junior Galette (Kenner Police Department)

    New information on arrest of New Orleans Saint Junior Galette

    New Orleans Saints defensive lineman Junior Galette and his cousin were arrested on a simple battery charge Monday after a disturbance at Galette's Kenner home, police said.