Best known for co-hosting the NASCAR Race Day on Fox Sports 1, Danielle Trotta is one prominent American journalist who has not failed to make a meaningful difference in every reporting role she takes. Now covering auto racing for Sirius XM, Trotta has worked with a number of local and international networks including the WBTV and the ACC where she made some outstanding contributions as a program host and as a reporter.
Danielle Trotta – Biography
Born in Westchester County, New York, to Phyllis and Dan Trotta, Danielle is an American citizen who spent most of her childhood moving from place to place due to her parents business. Danielle’s birth date is March 13, 1981, and she has a younger sister whose name is Andrea. The journalist belongs to White ethnicity.
Danielle had her early education in four different schools but she spent most of her time in Richmond, Indiana. She first attended Carmel High between 1995 and 1999, where she was a host and presenter for the school’s 24-hour local channel. For her college education, Trotta moved from Indiana to Vermont and Boston before she landed at the University of North Carolina where she graduated with a Mass Communications degree in 2005.
While at the University of North Carolina, Charlotte, Danielle Trotta began to prepare herself for a career in journalism. She interned at local stations like WCNC-TV but shortly after school, she got her first job at WBTV, a CBS-affiliated TV station licensed to Charlotte. There, she worked both as a photographer and editor. After gaining some experience in the field, she received her first on-screen job in 2007, as a weekend sports anchor, replacing Kricket Morton who moved to California.
During her days as at WBTV, Trotta hosted a good number of sports programs, including the Sports Saturday Night and The Point After with D&D which she co-hosted with Delano Little. Her contribution to the stations’ special program First Class, helped it to earn Radio Television Digital News Association of the Carolinas award.
After about five years of service with the CBC affiliated TV station, Danielle Trotta joined Speed, (now Fox Sports 1) where she began to cover more sports activities. She also co-presented The ACC Blizz, alongside Tommy Bowden. Under the mentorship of Steve Byrnes, Danielle was able to make major contributions to the ACC and NASCAR Football talk radio station ESPN 730.
Additionally, she wrote a sports column for a Charlotte-based local newspaper, Charlotte Weekly. By 2012, she was already deeply involved in hosting various NASCAR programs like the NASCAR RaceDay for Xfinity Series races. However, in February 2017, the sports lady left the NASCAR Race Hub to pursue other opportunities within her field.
Husband and Family
Danielle Trotta grew up in a family that wholeheartedly supported her ambition to become a sports journalist. Her love for sports was built through her father, a high school women’s basketball coach. While growing he had a potential role in her choice of sports; hence he encouraged her to participate in three consecutive statewide championships in swimming and springboard diving.
Outside her parents, Danielle Trotta also received maximum support from her longtime boyfriend, Robby Benton who owns a RAB Racing team that is known for taking part in the Nationwide series. The two met for the first time in early 2014 and in December 2014, the sportscaster announced her engagement to her boyfriend.
According to sources, Benton proposed to her inside the Cathedral of Monaco. On October 29, 2018, she returned with the news of being married to the man of her dreams two days earlier. Hence, from her confession, Dannielle became Robby’s wife on October 22, 2018.
Danielle Trotta‘s Salary and Net Worth
Danielle found her path in the field of journalism and it paid off for her having garnered quite a lot for herself as a professional media personality. The journalist is believed to be earning a minimum of $39,496 as her annual salary while her net worth is estimated at $2 million.
Other Facts about The Journalist
- Her husband, Benton owns RAB Racing with his father Robby Benton Sr.
- The journalist is blessed with a gorgeous physique; she stands at a height of 5 feet 10 inches and weighs 76 kg. Her body measurements including her bust, waist, and hips measure 36-26-37 inches, respectively.
- Danielle Trotta is quite popular on various social media platforms. She has over 79k followers on Twitter and over 28.2k followers on Instagram.