“Darrell’s presentation has always been about more than just scores and highlights,” WTVC news director Tom Henderson said in a statement. “He is a talented and enthusiastic sports storyteller.”
Patterson started at WTVC in 1974 as a part-timer and credits his longevity to advice he got early in his career to treat the camera as a real person.
“Since being given that advice,” said Patterson. “I’ve always imagined the camera as my younger brother, Panky, in Athens. I imagine myself talking to him, figuring if he can understand what I’m trying to say, anyone can. Panky has never understood that that’s a compliment, by the way!” Read more