Sydney Darden

Sydney joined WTVA as a multimedia journalist in January 2020.

Title: Multi-Media Journalist
sdarden@wtva.com

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 sdarden@wtva.com and follow her on Twitter.

Recent Posts by Sydney Darden

Skilled to Work: Industrial maintenance and electrical technology programs at NEMCC

In this week's Skilled to Work, WTVA reporter Sydney Darden went to NEMCC to learn more about the college's industrial maintenance and electrical technology programs.

Skilled to Work: Precision Manufacturing & Machining at EMCC

In this week’s Skilled to Work, WTVA reporter Sydney Darden went to East Mississippi Community College to get an inside look at its Precision Manufacturing and Machining program.

Parents with special needs children prepare for virtual learning

Many parents are dealing with a new reality this school year: distance learning. Parents with kids who have special needs will have to make the biggest adjustments.

New Albany School District returns with in-person classes

The New Albany School District continued its back-to-school process on Friday with a staggered-return schedule.

Skilled to Work: EMT and paramedic training at ICC

In this week’s Skilled to Work, WTVA reporter Sydney Darden went to Itawamba Community College (ICC) to see what it takes to enter the field of emergency medical service.

Skilled to Work: Apprenticeship program at NEMCC helps student get full-time job

In this week’s Skilled to Work, we learned more about the Tiger Apprenticeship Program and how students can get on-the-job training while they are still in school.

MSDH, UMMC host testing site in Winston County

The Mississippi State Department of Health held a coronavirus testing site at the Louisville Coliseum Saturday.

Skilled to Work: Career pathways at ICC

On this week's Skilled to Work, WTVA reporter Sydney Darden takes a look at how one college is offering a variety of training sessions to get people new skills as they re-enter the workforce.

Skilled to Work: NEMCC's mobile learning conference more important now than ever

On this week’s Skilled to Work, WTVA reporter Sydney Darden went inside a virtual learning conference to see how teachers can keep things fresh in the classroom while their students learn from miles away.

Skilled to Work: Career in IT can be very lucrative

In this week’s addition of Skilled to Work, WTVA spoke with an information technology (IT) specialist about what it takes to get certified in fixing electronics.

Mississippi Coronavirus Cases

Data is updated nightly.

Confirmed Cases: 93087

Reported Deaths: 2809
CountyConfirmedDeaths
Hinds6956155
DeSoto539355
Harrison372772
Jackson337867
Madison320086
Rankin318875
Lee258567
Jones239978
Forrest238270
Washington217471
Lafayette207239
Lauderdale1994124
Bolivar179065
Oktibbeha174750
Lamar162134
Neshoba1534103
Panola144027
Sunflower141144
Lowndes139857
Warren138050
Leflore136280
Pontotoc122516
Pike120948
Monroe118365
Scott116125
Copiah115933
Coahoma112327
Holmes109158
Marshall107515
Lincoln106253
Grenada105335
Yazoo103629
Simpson101243
Union97824
Tate95137
Leake93937
Adams91736
Wayne87421
Pearl River86250
Marion84133
Prentiss80817
Covington80622
Alcorn76811
Newton75623
Itawamba75221
Tallahatchie74918
George74413
Winston72319
Tishomingo65737
Chickasaw65224
Tippah64216
Attala64125
Walthall59325
Clay57117
Hancock56121
Jasper54915
Noxubee54315
Clarke53539
Smith52114
Calhoun50612
Tunica47913
Montgomery45420
Claiborne45116
Lawrence42512
Yalobusha41614
Perry40617
Humphreys37315
Quitman3735
Stone35011
Greene34317
Webster33113
Jefferson Davis32511
Amite31210
Carroll31212
Wilkinson30217
Kemper28615
Sharkey26312
Jefferson2399
Benton2181
Franklin1893
Choctaw1785
Issaquena1033
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Alabama Coronavirus Cases

Confirmed Cases: 128818

Reported Deaths: 2284
CountyConfirmedDeaths
Jefferson18911337
Mobile13039289
Montgomery8628173
Madison750775
Tuscaloosa7180114
Lee570559
Shelby564550
Baldwin504749
Marshall382143
Etowah333447
Calhoun332039
Morgan318126
Houston269922
Elmore251947
DeKalb234619
St. Clair221335
Walker220780
Talladega205026
Limestone197319
Cullman183017
Franklin174128
Dallas173626
Russell17112
Autauga167324
Lauderdale164133
Colbert159326
Escambia155725
Blount154214
Jackson149411
Chilton147127
Dale132743
Covington130227
Coffee12708
Pike11519
Tallapoosa113183
Chambers112342
Clarke104917
Marion93728
Butler90838
Barbour8307
Marengo69919
Winston69912
Lowndes64527
Pickens63114
Bibb62810
Hale61228
Randolph60712
Bullock58514
Lawrence58220
Monroe5758
Geneva5634
Cherokee55516
Washington54413
Perry5376
Clay5367
Wilcox53011
Conecuh52311
Crenshaw52231
Macon47620
Henry4674
Fayette4189
Sumter41819
Lamar3452
Choctaw34412
Cleburne3206
Greene30015
Coosa1613
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