The newest member of the 23 News This Morning team is thrilled to be reporting the news in her hometown
Danielle graduated from Boylan High School before entering DePaul University, where she earned degrees in journalism and public relations/advertising. A big sports fan, she started as a sports anchor/multimedia journalist at 23 WIFR in November 2016.
“I’ve always had a passion for telling other people’s stories, and I love that I get to do that through my job,” she said. “It is our job to first find out the facts and take a deeper look into how that issue might impact our lives and our neighbors' lives."
Danielle credits her father for teaching her the importance of working hard and giving back to the community you live in. In fact, family – even her dog, Yogi - is everything to Danielle. Some of her other passions include singing, cooking, traveling and being outdoors.
SOMETHING SURPRISING ABOUT YOU: I played soccer for about 15 years and used to travel all over the country for tournaments.
FAVORITE DRINK: I love a good Moscow Mule!
FAVORITE DINNER ENTREE: Pasta. I'm half Italian.
FAVORITE DESSERT: Macaroons
FAVORITE HOLIDAY: Christmas! It's a wonderful time to spend with your family, and it's also my mother's birthday, which makes it extra special.
FAVORITE SEASON: I absolutely love the fall weather and all the fun activities that come with it.
FAVORITE SPORT: Hockey
FAVORITE MOVIES: "Breakfast at Tiffany's," "The Princess Bride" and "Office Space."
FAVORITE BOOK/AUTHOR: I love Nicholas Sparks' books when I need a good cry.
MOST DARING FEAT: I went skydiving at 14,000 feet!