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.
Even though her bright smile and infectious laugh show 60-year-old Rosa Ramirez posed in family photos, it's the image of her crossing the street that is the lasting memory for her youngest daughter.
The incident happened around 3 p.m. Monday on Washington Street, just steps from Battery Park, in an apparent dispute between ticket scalpers.
The incident happened around 3 p.m. Monday on Washington Street near Battery Park, where police say two men got into an argument that ended with shots fired.
Authorities say a 35-year-old woman and a 40-year-old man were both wounded, struck when a dispute between two men ended in gunfire.
A scathing report shows that private owners of more than half of all public spaces in their New York City buildings have not lived up their agreements.