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7 Adds Darren Cunningham As A Reporter

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7 Adds Darren Cunningham As A Reporter

Post by Rate This » Wed Apr 15, 2020 5:21 pm

Darren Cunningham has joined 7 as a reporter. He was the “problem solver” at FOX 17 in Grand Rapids for 9 years. Saw him for the first time today... not bad.



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Re: 7 Adds Darren Cunningham As A Reporter

Post by 696lover » Fri Apr 17, 2020 10:01 am

He seems fine and checks a big block



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Re: 7 Adds Darren Cunningham As A Reporter

Post by MasterB » Wed Apr 29, 2020 1:04 am

Darren was pretty good as the problem solver reporter helping people to get their money back and exposing scamers as well at Fox17.


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Re: 7 Adds Darren Cunningham As A Reporter

Post by 696lover » Fri May 01, 2020 6:39 am

I was wrong. He is not fine. It is painful watching him stumble through simple intros and exits for packages.

They fired Ann Marie and promoted Ali Hoxie to traffic girl to make room for this guy?



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Re: 7 Adds Darren Cunningham As A Reporter

Post by Rate This » Fri May 01, 2020 6:50 am

696lover wrote:
Fri May 01, 2020 6:39 am
I was wrong. He is not fine. It is painful watching him stumble through simple intros and exits for packages.

They fired Ann Marie and promoted Ali Hoxie to traffic girl to make room for this guy?
Uh oh...

I think that’s exactly what they did. They do have a way of improving their talent over time however.



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Re: 7 Adds Darren Cunningham As A Reporter

Post by Editorcj » Fri May 01, 2020 6:53 pm

He's coming from a job where he's MMJ'd everyday to one where he is live 4 or more times a day. He'll improve I'm sure. Also he is replacing Matt Smith who left months ago.



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Re: 7 Adds Darren Cunningham As A Reporter

Post by Rate This » Fri May 01, 2020 8:12 pm

Editorcj wrote:
Fri May 01, 2020 6:53 pm
He's coming from a job where he's MMJ'd everyday to one where he is live 4 or more times a day. He'll improve I'm sure. Also he is replacing Matt Smith who left months ago.
It took them this long to get somebody?



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Re: 7 Adds Darren Cunningham As A Reporter

Post by 696lover » Tue Jun 30, 2020 6:36 am

I know I said I was switching to 4 for a while, but I flipped on 7 this morning.

He is terrible. Doing a house fire report and stumbled through the whole thing. Worse than I would do in front of the camera, which is pretty darn bad.



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Re: 7 Adds Darren Cunningham As A Reporter

Post by Rate This » Tue Jun 30, 2020 7:57 am

696lover wrote:
Tue Jun 30, 2020 6:36 am
I know I said I was switching to 4 for a while, but I flipped on 7 this morning.

He is terrible. Doing a house fire report and stumbled through the whole thing. Worse than I would do in front of the camera, which is pretty darn bad.
I had no idea you would be bad in front of a camera.



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Re: 7 Adds Darren Cunningham As A Reporter

Post by 696lover » Mon Jul 20, 2020 7:06 am

Morning of July 20th. Shooting at a coney island. Darren had been covering the scene all morning, this was the 7am hour.

He was terrible. kept stopping, changing his words, stops and starts. Odd pauses.



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Re: 7 Adds Darren Cunningham As A Reporter

Post by 696lover » Fri Aug 28, 2020 5:37 am

Thunder woke me up, couldn't get back to sleep. Turned on the 5:30 news.

He is terrible. Stumbling and restarting sentences. Making no sense. Just fire him and hire another guy on his way up from Alpena



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Re: 7 Adds Darren Cunningham As A Reporter

Post by rushbuzz1013 » Fri Aug 28, 2020 7:54 am

Editorcj wrote:
Fri May 01, 2020 6:53 pm
He's coming from a job where he's MMJ'd everyday to one where he is live 4 or more times a day. He'll improve I'm sure. Also he is replacing Matt Smith who left months ago.
Matt Smith was a big loss. The guy was very highly creative in his story telling and offered so much more than the majority of the talent now on air. But, alas....



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Re: 7 Adds Darren Cunningham As A Reporter

Post by Deleted User 15342 » Fri Aug 28, 2020 8:37 am

lovinlife101 wrote:
Fri Aug 28, 2020 8:29 am
Can we all stop beating around the bush and say he was hired because he’s black?
Bingo. Black TV personalities matter.



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Re: 7 Adds Darren Cunningham As A Reporter

Post by 696lover » Fri Aug 28, 2020 9:17 am

lovinlife101 wrote:
Fri Aug 28, 2020 8:29 am
Can we all stop beating around the bush and say he was hired because he’s black?
I am sure his race is why he is getting extra time to not be good on air. But that can't be the only reason. Before Covid when I would stay the night in Lansing or Flint/Saginaw they had young black male reporters who were way better. Can't be that much to hire them away. Heck, if they live in Flint they wouldn't even have to move right away



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Re: 7 Adds Darren Cunningham As A Reporter

Post by MasterB » Sat Aug 29, 2020 11:28 pm

lovinlife101 wrote:
Fri Aug 28, 2020 8:29 am
Can we all stop beating around the bush and say he was hired because he’s black?
Darren was a pretty good reporter for Fox17 for many years doing the problem-solvers reporter.


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