PITTSBURGH — Meet Darren Zaslau, the new host of Pittsburgh's FOX 53 and 22 The Point!
He will host Issues on the Point and Marketplace Pittsburgh. Darren is also the sideline reporter and executive producer for Friday Night Rivals. You can follow him on Twitter @DarrenZaslau and Facebook at Darren Zaslau FOX 53 / 22 The Point.
Simply put, Darren bleeds black and gold. Being raised in Pittsburgh, the Mount Lebanon High School alum is thrilled to join the FOX 53/22 The Point team in the city he loves.
He arrives in the 'Burgh after spending three years as a sports anchor and reporter at WDTV in Bridgeport, W.Va. In the Mountain State, Darren covered West Virginia University athletics, professional teams such as the Steelers and Pirates, in addition to 29 local high schools and five NCAA Division II colleges. He also helped create the station's first-ever 5th Quarter Pregame Show for high school football.
In 2017, Darren received his bachelor’s degree with honors from Oberlin College, where he created an independent major in Sports, Culture and Communication. He was also a four-year member of the baseball team. A year later, he earned his master’s degree in journalism from Northwestern University’s Medill School of Journalism with a specialization in sports media. At NU, he created “Medill Sports Talk,” the first-ever weekly sports debate show produced only by graduate students.
Darren is also experienced in radio. In 2017, he was a sideline reporter for Northwestern football on WNUR 89.3 FM and did play-by-play for Wildcats baseball, men’s basketball and women’s basketball. In 2016 and 2017, he was a play-by-play broadcaster for the West Virginia Black Bears (the former Class A Short Season Affiliate of the Pittsburgh Pirates).
As a 2013 Mount Lebanon graduate, he is very passionate about high school sports in Western Pennsylvania. He played high school baseball for four years at Lebo and was a member of the 2012 team that reached the WPIAL Championship. Darren also was a four-year trumpet player in the Blue Devils marching band.
In his spare time, you can catch him relaxing with family, friends, his dog "Obie" and cheering on his beloved Pittsburgh Steelers.