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Darryl Bruffett, a graduate of Sam Houston State University, began his career at KBTX in 1987 and was promoted to Sports Director in December 1990.
Although Darryl was born in Springfield, Missouri, he considers himself a Texan since he has lived in the Lone Star State for over 40 years.
The Alvin High School graduate was a three-year letter winner in golf. He earned a pair of Associate Degrees in Communications and Business Management at Alvin Community College before transferring to SHSU. Darryl earned his Bachelor of Fine Arts in May of 1987 and graduated Magna Cum Laude.
Darryl is the senior on-air talent at KBTX. Under his watch as sports director, News 3 Sports continues to focus on local sports coverage:
- KBTX's Friday Football Fever is the longest running high school football highlight and scoreboard show in Central Texas.
- Classroom Champions, which began in 1995, profiles local high school student athletes who excel in both the classroom and in athletics.
- KBTX's in-depth coverage of Texas A&M athletics is second to none, and since 2004, KBTX has produced "Aggie Game Day" which originates from the Aggie Fan Zone during home football games at Kyle Field.
The 60-minute preview shows give fans an in-depth look at not only the game, but also showcases other things that happen in Aggieland around game day. KBTX has been awarded multiple Telly Awards for excellence in broadcasting for "Aggie Game Day."
Darryl does more than live in the Brazos Valley; he's involved in his community. He's actively involved in the annual Hospice Happening. He also emcees other fundraising events in the area and has even served as a commencement speaker at local high school graduations.
In 1990, Darryl married the former Lori Cedillo, a 1983 graduate from A&M Consolidated High School. She began her career at KBTX in Advertising Sales in 1988 and now serves as KBTX's Station Manager. Darryl is happy to refer to her as 'His Boss' both at the station and around the house.
Darryl and Lori have three children: Ryan, Tyler & Shelby. All reside in College Station.