Danielle grew up on the North Shore of Boston. She always had a passion for media, and spent many hours toiling in the back room of the cable studio of her high school, dreaming up shows that she could produce for the local access TV channel. Danielle even had a cooking show called “What’s Cookin’?” that still lives on 3/4″ tape in her Mother’s basement. She attended Sportscaster Camp of America in CA, as well as Boston University’s Institute for Television, Film & Radio (ITRP) while in high school. And then Little Miss Indecisive got to college and decided to change her major five times. She finally wound up with a degree in Business Administration, but she never lost that love for performing.
Danielle worked in several industries before landing in radio. Her final pre-Hillman-Morning-Show stint was managing a bar in Boston based on a movie based on a bar in New York. Get it? The bar was advertising on WAAF, and since none of her girls wanted to get up at 4am on a Monday to go on the air with the guys and talk about the bar, Danielle decided to cover for them. Instantly she loved the dynamic of the show and loved being on radio. Fast forward a year later, and she decided that she wanted to pursue radio as a career. She was doing traffic part-time on the weekends, and wound up filling in on the show for a week doing news. The listeners decided it was high time the boys got a girl in with them, and thus the show grew by one.
Danielle loves to cook and garden, and does extensive rescue work with cats and kittens. She doesn’t mind being called a cat lady, because in her eyes, “the road to heaven is paved with saved kittens.” She also makes a mean custom cheesecake based on whatever the boys are jonesing for that particular week.