Danny Kanell

by Bchrome 21 Nov,2016
Danny Kanell
Personal Info
  • Father Dan Kanell
  • Mother Diane Kanell
  • Birth Name Danny Kanell
  • Net Worth Unknown
  • Currently Married Yes
  • Birth Country Fort Lauderdale, Florida
  • Married to Courtenay Kanell
  • Famous Name Danny Kanell
  • Children N/A
  • Divorce N/A
  • Nationality American
  • Ethnicity White

Danny Kanell is a retired American football quarterback in the National Football League who has also worked for ESPN previously as an analyst and host on the Russillo and Kanell show on ESPN Radio. He ended his career in ESPN in April 2016 and joined Fox Sports 1 and SiriusXM where he currently works.


Kanel also appeared on ESPN's new College Football Playoff Selection Show alongside Rece Davis, Joey Galloway, and Kirk Herbstreit.

Danny Kanell's Early Life 

Danny Kanell was born as Daniel Kanell on November 21, 1973, in Fort Lauderdale, Florida. He was born to Dan Kanell and Diane Kanell. He has three siblings named Daryl Kanell, Debbie Kanell, and Dana Kanell.

He is an American by his nationality and his ethnicity is white. His birth sign is Scorpio.

Danny Kanell attended Florida State University. At Florida, he played as quarterback for four years. He also played baseball during his college years.

Danny Kanell's Professional Career

The New York Giants drafted Kanell in the fourth round in the 1996 NFL Draft. He stayed 2 years with New York Giants and also won the NFC Eastern Division title. Later on, he played for Atlanta Falcons from 1999 to 2000. A year later, he agreed with the New York Dragons of the Arena Football League.

After Dragons, he signed with the Denver Broncos and played one season with Broncos. He was also a prominent baseball player and played in the minor league for the Atlantic League’s Newark Bears. 

Danny Kanell has worked as an employee of ESPN. He is the former host of ESPNU’s, UNITE. He also served as a color analyst for Friday night college football games and basketball games. He even made his guest appearance on ESPN Radio’s SVP & Russillo with Ryen Russillo. He left ESPN in April 2017 and signed with FOX Sports 1.

Currently, he is the host of his own show on SiriusXM and has also been hosting ‘Dog Day Sports’ with Steve Torre on Mad Dog Sports Radio, SiriusXM channel 82 since early 2018.

Personal Life of Danny Kanell

Coming to his personal life, this decorated player in American football is married to Courtenay Kanell. Since getting married to till date, there are no news flashes or rumors regarding their divorce. It seems like they are sharing strong, love and affection with each other. 

Prior to marrying Courtenay Kanell, he was in a relationship with a popular American journalist Whitney Casey. The couple dated for 8 years but are now separated and have moved on with their respective lives.

Danny Kanell Net worth and Salary

Danny Kanell is a veteran and has a pivotal role in the world of baseball. He has also proved himself as a successful media personality. As of now, he has not given any info about his salary and net worth but his net worth is estimated to be around $2 million.

In 1998 while playing for Giants, Kanell was paid the annual salary of $216,000 which was known to be the League's lowest salary. He later signed a 3-year contract worth $9.5 million which would make him one of the highest paid players in the club.

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