Speakers Corner: CNN’s Darius Walker

Darius Walker, the New York bureau chief for CNN, fell in love with broadcast journalism when he started his career at his college radio station.

“I always had a passion for history, geography, and writing,” Walker said, speaking to students in NYABJ’s High School Journalism Workshop at Long Island University’s Brooklyn Campus.

Darius followed his passion for journalism after graduating from Northeastern University. He logged tapes at a commercial radio station and eventually worked his way up to a producer position.

A Boston native and a self-described geek growing up, Darius now overseas a team of 105 people across the Northeast, from Maine to Indiana.  After he left Boston, Darius worked in New York City for ABC News, where he produced television shows including Nightline.

It wasn’t until Darius moved to Atlanta that he got his  first job in management. He then moved to Washington D.C.  and returned to New York to work for CNN about a year ago.

 “Follow your passion,” Darius told the students.