Sydney Darden

Sydney joined WTVA as a multimedia journalist in January 2020.

Title: Multi-Media Journalist

Before she started in north Mississippi, she gained some reporting experience as a multi-media journalist in Monroe, Louisiana.

While there she covered severe weather, politics, crime and was the main reporter for the devastating tornado that ripped through Louisiana Tech and the city of Ruston.

She is a graduate of Georgia State University. In college, she interned at WSB-TV and worked as a production assistant for Atlanta’s top radio stations.

During her free time, Sydney likes to watch TV, exercise and try new restaurants.

She is excited to connect with the wonderful city of Tupelo and share your stories.

Feel free to shoot her your story ideas at and follow her on Twitter.

Recent Posts by Sydney Darden

Aberdeen mayor confirms someone in city hall tested positive for coronavirus

Aberdeen's mayor, Maurice Howard, confirmed that someone working in City Hall tested positive for the coronavirus.

OCH medical center admits first coronavirus patient

The patient came to the hospital complaining of shortness of breath and was admitted a short time later.

Nettleton food pantry closes amid Coronavirus outbreak

Faith Food Pantry in Nettleton is closing it’s doors to keep their workers safe during this pandemic.

Two Belmont officials tested for coronavirus after coming in contact with someone who tested positive

Two public officials in Belmont say they got tested for the coronavirus after coming in contact with someone who tested positive for the disease.

Ripley locals celebrate 3-year-old's birthday with a 'drive-by' party amid social distancing

The city of Ripley's social distancing requirements did not stop locals from celebrating the birthday of 3-year-old Brantley Burroughs.

Tishomingo residents shaken up by EF-1 tornado

Tishomingo county has started getting back on it's feet after a tornado hit the area on Tuesday.

Local restaurant owners make tough decisions to close during coronavirus

Local restaurants are starting to feel the effects the coronavirus is having on their businesses, leaving many like Mitch McKamey, owner of Kermit's Outlaw Kitchen and The Neon Pig Cafe, to wonder about the future of their businesses.

UPDATE: One dead, one arrested in Prentiss County homicide

One person is dead, another is under arrest after a fatal shooting Friday in Altitude.

Horse and a pony shot in Itawamba County

The Itawamba Sheriff’s Department is asking the public for help finding the person who shot two animals Thursday night .

Pontotoc issues restrictions on businesses

Pontotoc issued restrictions to businesses as the spread of the coronavirus reaches across Mississippi.

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