Daryn Kagan is the creator of DarynKagan.com , a one-stop online destination for hopeful news. Before starting her own website, Daryn spent 12 years anchoring the news and covering history-making events around the world for CNN. Daryn was live on the air during the September 11, 2001, attacks. She reported from the Middle East during the war in Iraq, and she traveled across Africa with U2's Bono to report on AIDS and famine. She's also covered the Oscars® numerous times.
When Daryn left CNN in 2006, it was a chance to ask herself, "If I could do anything I want and serve the world, what would it be?" The answer was to tell her favorite kind of stories—inspirational news—to a worldwide audience. During her career in TV news, Daryn came to realize that even in the darkest of situations, there are people who turn their challenges inside out, transforming their lives and the world around them.
The award-winning DarynKagan.com launched in November 2006, and thousands of visitors make it their daily destination for stories that fit the theme "Show the World What's Possible!" Daryn is the author of What's Possible! 50 True Stories of People Who Dared to Dream They Could Make a Difference . Her first PBS documentary, Breaking the Curse —about one woman's fight to to help people living with leprosy in India—was honored with the 2008 Gracie Award for Outstanding Documentary. Her TV film Solar Town USA , about America's very first solar village built in the '70s, will air on PBS in 2009. Daryn's intention with each storytelling opportunity is to inspire the "What's Possible" spark in each of us.
About Daryn's Show
Daryn puts the good back in good news. Are you tired of the old "If it bleeds, it leads" mentality found in so many news outlets? If so, then this is the show for you. Each day, Daryn brings her inspirational content from DarynKagan.com , the Web's one-stop destination for hopeful news, to Oprah Radio. You hear true stories of people overcoming all sorts of obstacles and who then go on and make a difference in the world. This isn't happy news—rather, it's hopeful news. Daryn has covered traditional news on an international level for a long time, and while she accepts that, of course, bad things happen in the world, she also realizes that even in the darkest situations, people rise up to become heroes. Those are the kind of stories she brings us each day. And because Daryn and Oprah Radio believe it's important to be informed, as well as inspired, we wrap Daryn's uplifting stories around the latest headlines from ABC News. When to hear the show »
Published on March 03, 2009