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Dana Whitaker
Seasons 1, 2
First Episode "Pilot"
Last Episode "Quo Vadimus"
Appearances 45 episodes (see below)
Played By Felicity Huffman
Profession Live television producer
Affiliation Sports Night
Position Executive Producer
Gender Female

Dana Whitaker is a major character in the first and second seasons of Sports Night. She is played by starring cast member Felicity Huffman and debuts in "Pilot". She is a live television producer. She is the Executive Producer of Sports Night.



Dana is from Cedar Rapids. She has six brothers, including Kyle, who plays professional football, but who is caught up in a doping scandal. She attended a series of exclusive all-girls schools. She has a relationship during the series with Gordon, an attorney, who has an affair with Sally Sasser while dating Dana. They become engaged, but the engagement ends because he believes she still has feelings for Casey in the wake of the revelation that both Gordon and Casey were seeing Sally.

Season 1[]


Season 2[]


Season one appearances
"Pilot" "The Apology" "The Hungry and the Hunted" "Intellectual Property" "Mary Pat Shelby"
"The Head Coach, Dinner and the Morning Mail" "Dear Louise" "Thespis" "The Quality of Mercy at 29K" "Shoe Money Tonight"
"The Six Southern Gentlemen of Tennessee" "Smoky" "Small Town" "Rebecca" "Dana and the Deep Blue Sea"
"Sally" "How Are Things in Glocca Morra?" "The Sword of Orion" "Eli's Coming" "Ordnance Tactics"
"Ten Wickets" "Napoleon's Battle Plan" "What Kind of Day Has it Been?"
Season two appearances
"Special Powers" "When Something Wicked This Way Comes" "Cliff Gardner" "Louise Revisited" "Kafelnikov"
"Shane" "Kyle Whitaker's Got Two Sacks" "The Reunion" "A Girl Named Pixley" "The Giants Win the Pennant, the Giants Win the Pennant!"
"The Cut Man Cometh" "The Sweet Smell of Air" "Dana Get Your Gun" "And the Crowd Goes Wild" "Celebrities"
"The Local Weather" "Draft Day: Part I It Can't Rain at Indian Wells" "Draft Day: Part II The Fall of Ryan O'Brian" "April Is the Cruelest Month" "Bells and a Siren"
"La Forza del Destino" "Quo Vadimus"