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 find a career in broadcasting that suits her interests and passion for sports, entertainment and life.
Dani is currently the Multimedia Coordinator for The University of Tennessee. She is enjoying Rocky Top and all the die-hard fans that make it such a special place.
To view Dani’s final senior project as a Stony Brook University journalism student, please click here.
To view Dani’s most recent videos, check regularly on UTSports.com.