Klupenger will also serve as the host of “Rams Nation,” a weekly magazine television show that provides an inside look at the Rams, which will air on Fridays at 5 p.m. on Fox Sports Midwest beginning August 21 and Sundays at 10 a.m. on KTVI-Fox 2 beginning August 23. Additionally, she will serve as a host of the “What the Hekk” radio show featuring Rams Pro Bowl punter Johnny Hekker, which will air on 101 ESPN on Wednesdays from 6-7p.m. beginning in early September.
Klupenger joined the Rams after spending nearly two years as a reporter and producer for the University of Tennessee department of athletics. With the Tennessee Volunteers, Klupenger hosted, produced and shot hundreds of feature stories for 20 sports teams, including football, basketball, baseball and softball. She also worked as a sideline reporter, color analyst and feature reporter for the SEC Network during her time in Knoxville.
Prior to landing with the Vols, Klupenger was a standout basketball player at Stony Brook University in New York for four seasons. As an undergraduate, she worked as a host and producer for the Stony Brook athletics department, interned with KATU-TV, the local ABC affiliate, and as an intern for “News at Noon” with WUSB 90.1 FM. 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.
Klupenger grew up just thirty minutes out of downtown Portland, Ore. on a third-generation, 300-acre nursery that her family owns. She has a Bachelor of Arts in Journalism and a Bachelor of Science in Business Management.
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