Danielle Trotta is an American sports journalist who is best known for her time at Fox Sports 1, where she was a side reporter for the NFL and co-host of the NASCAR Race Hub and NASCAR RaceDay for Xfinity Series events.
After seven years of professional coverage at Fox Sports 1, formerly known as Speed, Trotta left the company in April 2017 to join Sirius XM on the radio, where she manages NASCAR car races.
Prior to her departure from Fox, Trotta issued a statement saying;
I am grateful to Fox for the opportunity to seize new opportunities and get excited about the future… My departure comes at a time when I am ready to grow and take on new challenges…that was personally and professionally the right time to follow the path of the next story”.
Trotta also announced her new job on Twitter and said;
— DANIELLE TROTTA (@DANIELLETROTTA) APRIL 2, 2017
Her role as Fox Sports 1 was passed on to former ESPN SportsCenter reporter Shannon Spake. Let’s take a look at Trotta’s previous career and details of her personal life.
Danielle Trotta Bio
Danielle Trotta was born on 13 March 1981 in Westchester County, New York. Her father is Dan Trotta and her mother Phyllis Trotta. She has a younger sister named Andrea.
Trotta’s family often moved for business reasons. When she was 10 years old, the family moved to Richmond, Indiana. Shortly before starting high school, her family moved back to Carmel, where Danielle attended high school at Carmel High School.
Danielle, the daughter of a high school women’s basketball coach, grew up and became interested in sports. Danielle, who received much encouragement from her father, took part in swimming and jumping and took part in three consecutive national championships in all three sports.
In addition to athletics, Danielle was also interested in journalism. During her time at Carmel High between 1995 and 1999, she hosted and presented on the school’s 24-hour channel.
After graduating from high school, Danielle’s parents began to exercise frequently again, which led her to attend four different colleges, including Indiana, Vermont, Boston, and Charlotte. Trotta graduated from the University of North Carolina at Charlotte in 2005 with a degree in Mass Journalism.
In college, Danielle refined her reporting skills by completing an internship with local broadcasters WCNC-TV and WBTV. After graduating, the latter hired her as a weekend news editor.
Danielle Trotta Career
Trotta’s first role in Charlotte’s WBTV was as an editor and photographer. Two years later she managed to convince the management to let her on television. Trotta made her screen debut in 2007 and replaced Kricket Morton as a weekend sports anchor. Morton had moved to California.
Trotta also hosted Sports Saturday Night and co-hosted “The Point After with D&D” with Delano Little.
In 2010, Trota’s contribution to a special sports program called First Class won her a Radio Television Digital News Association of the Carolinas Award.
After 5 years with WBTV, Trotta switched to Speed, now Fox Sports 1, and began a comprehensive racing coverage under the direction of Steve Byrnes, a colleague of Fox Sports who died of cancer in April 2015.
In addition to her Fox Sports roles, Trotta wrote football columns for the local newspaper Charlotte Weekly, which together with football coach Tommy Bowden presented the ACC Network’s pre- and mid-term show, The ACC Blizz. Trotta made her NFL side report debut in 2015 in a game between the Arizona Cardinals and Cleveland Browns.
She was part of the Fox Sports team sent to cover the Super Bowl 2016. Trotta was on Off Track, a weekly digital lifestyle series, with Kaitlyn Vince (who is also her best friend) in the fall of 2016.
Danielle Trotta Married, Wedding, Husband
Trotta is associated with Robby Benton, the owner of RAB Racing. RAB racing is a team that participates in the nationwide series. Benton owns RAB Racing with his father Robby Benton Sr.
Benton proposed Trotta in December 2016. Trotta took part in her Twitter account to reveal the controversy over photos of her ring and a caption that read;
“Up in the city, in the cathedral of Monaco all alone, the man of my dreams asked me to be his wife.”
From August 2017, the couple will be celebrating their wedding.
Danielle Trotta Salary, Net Worth
With a journalistic career that spans a decade and counts, Trotta has definitely accumulated a fortune for itself and received a high salary from big names such as Fox Sports and Sirius XM. Although the exact figures of her salary were never published, it is estimated that Danielle Trotta’s net worth could be in the order of $2 million.
Height – 5 feet 8 inches
Weight – 60 kg
Body dimensions – 36-26-37 inch