Darren Ayotte joined the Western Mass News Team as a reporter in July 2016.
A native of Berlin, CT, Darren began his career in motorsports as an announcer and pit-road reporter at Stafford Motor Speedway, The New London/Waterford Speedbowl and Thompson Speedway Motorsports Park, the three Connecticut short tracks on the NASCAR circuit.
Darren was also a freelance production assistant and on-air talent for CPTV Sports in Hartford. He was also a news intern at WFSB-TV in Hartford.
Darren received a Journalism degree from Central Connecticut State University in 2015, where he also managed the men’s basketball team for four years, and was part of the broadcast team for women’s basketball.
Darren has also had a coaching career as the Berlin High School Boys’ Basketball Summer and Fall League coach from 2012-2015, and the Varsity Assistant Coach at Berlin High School during the 2016 season.
Darren is an NBA and NASCAR history buff, and loves movies, music, video games and spending time with his family.
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