Dani is currently a reporter and producer for The University of Tennessee athletic department. She hosts, produces, edits and shoots hundreds of features and news packages for all 20 teams including football, basketball, baseball and softball. Dani is the sideline reporter for Tennessee-produced SEC Network+ games. She has served as the color commentator on select live women’s basketball broadcasts and a sideline reporter for select live men’s basketball, soccer and volleyball broadcasts. She is enjoying Rocky Top and all the die-hard fans that make it such a special place.
Danielle Klupenger grew up just thirty minutes out of downtown Portland, Ore. on a third-generation, 300-acre nursery that her family owns. After receiving a full-ride athletic scholarship to play basketball for the Seawolves of Stony Brook University in New York, she packed up her bags and moved across the country for a new opportunity. Deciding on what to major in was simple: she loved getting to know more about people and she loved television- so she chose a career of interviewing people on television.
Growing up as a huge Oregon State football and Portland Trailblazer fan, sports have always been a big part of her life. She also had plenty of “dress-up” days and movie dates with her younger sister which enhanced her fascination with the entertainment industry. She is determined to continue her career path in broadcasting that suits her interests and passion for sports, entertainment and life.
To find a list of some of Dani’s features, previews and reports click here.
To view Dani’s most recent videos, check regularly on UTSports.com.