Dennis O’Donnell

DENNIS O'DONNELLDennis O’Donnell is the Sports Director at KPIX 5. He has received four APTRA award for Best Sports Segment. He is a multiple Northern California Emmy award winner including Emmys for his work as a sports anchor and feature reporter.

He appears Sunday through Thursday on KPIX 5 news. O’Donnell joined the KPIX 5 News team in August 2000 and has been a fixture in Bay Area sports broadcasting since 1982, having covered every major Bay Area sports team in their respective championship.  Prior to KPIX 5, O’Donnell was executive sports producer at KRON-TV.

O’Donnell spent 13 seasons as the pre-season voice of the San Francisco 49ers and currently serves as the sideline reporter.  He has done football and basketball play-by-play for Fox Sports, KPIX, Comcast Sports Network and Bay TV.

While at KRON, O’Donnell’s contributions helped earn the station the honor of “The Best Sports Cast in California” by the Associated Press on five separate occasions. Along with his work at KRON, O’Donnell has anchored sports with KOVR in Sacramento and KFTY in Santa Rosa.

In addition to the daily sportscast on KPIX 5 News Monday-Friday at 6 and 11pm Sunday – Thursday at 10pm on The CW 44/Cable 12, O’Donnell hosts or has hosted KPIX 5 ‘s NFL post-game show “The 5th Quarter,” “49ers Preview,” “Last Honest Sports Show,” and the number-one rated Sunday night sports show, “Gameday” every Sunday night at 11:30 pm. O’Donnell attended San Francisco State University, is married and lives in San Francisco.  He is the emcee for all major Northern California Alzheimer’s events, including Memory Walk and Memories in the Making.

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Artist rendering of proposed Oakland Athletics waterfront ballpark at the Port of Oakland Howard Terminal. (Manica Architecture)

O’Donnell: A’s Fans Should Go Extra Mile For Howard Terminal

You have heard that BART is thumbing their nose at a possible A’s stadium at Howard Terminal. Read their lips, “No new BART Station.” Deal breaker? Not on my treadmill.


O’Donnell: The 49ers Should Help Reuben Foster, Not Cut Him

Reuben Foster is writing his story and it seems headed for a sad ending. His energy is contagious. His smile can fill a room. His talent is immense. But none of those endearing traits can hide the reality of a troubled young man whose career is in jeopardy before his sophomore season.


Eddie DeBartolo An Owner Again? Carmen Policy Thinks It’s Possible

It’s the NFL playoff time of year and, for me, it generally calls for a sit down interview with the former 49ers second-in-command.


Warriors New Arena Taking Shape

The Warriors won’t play their first game at the Chase Center until October of 2019, but it’s already clearly visible and a growing centerpiece of the Mission Bay neighborhood. 


VP Mike Pence Steals Spotlight From NFL Players

Vice President Mike Pence’s walkout from Sunday’s 49ers-Colts game may have been a PR stunt, but the Trump administration is succeeding in changing the narrative of the story from social injustice to disrespecting the flag.


Dr. O’Donnell Performs The Giants Autopsy

The Giants go into the off-season with more question marks than last October. 


Giants Early Championship Foundation Gone With Matt Cain’s Retirement

Matt Cain’s retirement marks the end of one of the great eras in Giants history. Not just for one pitcher, but for two.  


49ers Head Coach Kyle Shanahan Gives Mid-Preseason Report

A new coach, a new system, more than half the roster made up of fresh faces. Through two preseason games, the 49ers results are predictably mixed.


New Blood, Old Blood Energize Giants In Walkoff Win Against Dodgers

That win’s got legs. Hunter Pence gets credit for the game-winning sac fly, but this victory was about two players that weren’t even on the team three days ago. The Giants overcame a three-run deficit to “Beat LA” 4-3 in 10-innings.


Giants Attempt To Answer Longtime Question: ‘Who’s In Left?’

What is it with the San Francisco Giants and left field? It’s almost Abbott and Costello material. Except it’s ‘who’s in left?’



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