Before coming to WABC-TV, Darla was a reporter/anchor for WFAA-TV in Dallas, where she was nominated for a Lone Star Emmy Award. Prior to that, she was a reporter for WTVD-TV in Raleigh, where her work on the Duke University lacrosse rape investigation was featured as an ABC World News exclusive on Good Morning America. Darla also worked for WJBF-TV in Augusta, Georgia as Aiken Bureau Chief, anchor and reporter.
Darla began her broadcasting career at WCLK Radio in Atlanta, which led to a position at ONDA Madrid Radio in Madrid, Spain. She later used her fluency in Spanish at CNN Radio Notícias and was part of the original team that launched CNN en Español as a 24-hour network. She also worked as a weekend anchor for CNN Headline News.
Darla is a member of the National Association of Black Journalists and Investigative Reporters and Editors. She dedicates much of her free time to mentoring young African American girls. A native of Ft. Worth, Texas, Darla earned a BA in English with a minor in Spanish from Atlanta's Spelman College. She also studied abroad at the Instituto Internacional in Madrid, Spain.
Darla has traveled extensively throughout Europe, and has also visited Africa, South America, and the Caribbean. She enjoys traveling, entertaining and spending quality time with her husband, family, godchildren, and close friends.