Dani Welniak joins Kansas City Current as Executive Director of Communications Kansas City Current

Dani Welniak joins Kansas City Current as Executive Director of Communications

The Kansas City Current is proud to announce that Dani Welniak will join the team as its Executive Director of Communications. She begins her new role with the club immediately.  

“We are thrilled to welcome Dani to the Current,” said team president Allison Howard. “She’s been an integral part of the Kansas City sports community for years and an advocate for women’s sports for even longer. We are fortunate to have her vast experience and knowledge as we continue our mission to become the best women’s soccer club in the world.”  

For the past six years, Dani has reported at KCTV5 in Kansas City, most recently serving as the station’s Sports Director and host of The Locker Room Show on KSMO-TV.  

Welniak started her news career in Dodge City, KS covering high school sports for Catch It Kansas. After two years, she moved up to Wichita’s main station, KWCH 12, before moving to Kansas City in 2016 to join KCTV5, where she became the Sports Director in 2017. She was also the sideline analyst for the Chiefs Radio Network from 2016 through 2019. 

She made history in 2019 as a color analyst for the Cure Bowl when she became part of the first all-female radio crew to call a Division I college football bowl game. 

“Fresh off the 50th Anniversary of Title IX, we are witnessing sports history right in our own backyard,” said Dani Welniak. “What Angie, Chris and Brittany are building in Kansas City is something that will not only impact the women of this generation, but it sets in motion a better future for our daughters and granddaughters. As a former professional athlete that wants to continue to see those barriers shattered, I am so excited to be a part of it.” 

Welniak is a retired wide receiver for the Dallas Diamonds professional football team. During her time on the team, she was the 2007 Rookie of the Year, a 2008 Women’s Super Bowl champion, a three-time All-Pro member and a member of the gold medal-winning USA national team in 2010.  

In her new role with the Current, Welniak will oversee the club’s communications department and public relations efforts.  

Six-match flex plans are still available for all remaining home matches at Children’s Mercy Park. For pricing and information visit KansasCityCurrent.com



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