Daric L. Cottingham (media host persona ODtheMC) is a 23-year old journalist from the small country town of Ruston, Louisiana. He has 7+ years of experience in sports, entrainment, and pop culture writing. He specializes in all aspects of mass media from writing, photography, cinematography, and social media consultation. Skills he mastered through years of experience as the Lifestyle section editor, Managing editor, and Editor-in-Chief of The Panther Newspaper.

Daric is also a freelance writer working with media outlets such as Campus LATELY, HBCU Digest, KRAVE Magazine and more. He is a May 2019 graduate with a B.A. in Mass Communications w/ a minor in Art from Prairie View A&M University. Daric grew up being called “a walking encyclopedia of pop culture” because of all the fun facts he knows which lead to his passion for pop culture news and running his pop culture media based website