A New Chapter
In 2007, Blanton turned his focus to sports broadcasting. He began announcing beach volleyball games for a small cable station and then received the opportunity to cover high school football at Fox Sports West. Since that start he has been covering many sports including NBA, Beach Volleyball, NCAA College (Volleyball, Basketball and Football) and MLB while working for ESPN, ABC, NBC, Fox Sports and Universal Sports Network.
Blanton is currently a broadcast analyst for NCAA women’s college indoor and beach volleyball for ESPN as well as Pro Beach Volleyball worldwide (AVP and FIVB Major Series). Dain accomplished another goal in 2016 when he earned the opportunity to be a Beach Volleyball broadcast analyst for NBC at the Rio Olympic Games, covering the sport that has given him so much.