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Dennis O’Donnell

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Dennis O’Donnell is the Sports Director at KPIX 5. He has received four APTRA award for Best Sports Segment. In 2009, 2008 and 2005 he received a Northern California Area Emmy for on camera talent, anchor/sports reporter and in 2008 another Emmy for sports- program feature/segment.

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He appears Sunday through Thursday on Eyewitness News. O’Donnell joined the KPIX 5 News team in August 2000 and has been a fixture in Bay Area sports broadcasting since 1982. Prior to KPIX 5, O’Donnell was executive sports producer at KRON-TV. O’Donnell is the pre-season voice of the San Francisco 49ers, calling the play-by-play on KPIX 5, and has called play-by play for over 100 sporting events since 1999, including Stanford and USF basketball for Fox Sports 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 Eyewitness News Monday-Friday at 6 and 11pm Sunday – Thursday at 10pm on The CW 44/Cable 12, O’Donnell hosts or has hosted CBS 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 donates time serving charitable causes including the Alzheimer’s Association and the Leukemia Society.

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Stephen Curry #30 of the Golden State Warriors drives on Kirk Hinrich #12 of the Chicago Bulls at ORACLE Arena on November 20, 2015 in Oakland. (Photo by Ezra Shaw/Getty Images)

After 16-0 Start, Warriors Are Dialed In

Dennis O’Donnell has covered many championship teams in the Bay Area and hasn’t encountered a group quite like these Warriors.

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49ers coach Jim Tomsula/Getty Images

49ers Blog: Never Give Up

Blaine Gabbert looked more than capable of completing an eight yard pass. He was one of the few positives in an otherwise completely unforgettable effort.


San Francisco 49ers v. St. Louis Rams 2015-11-01

GameDay: 49ers Box Office Bomb

The 49ers sold the script so well at the beginning of the season. But after a successful sneak preview against Minnesota, the stage lights went dark.


San Francisco 49ers v Arizona Cardinals

49ers Have Plenty Of Blame To Spread Around For Woeful Start

The 49ers are exactly who they thought they would be. You don’t lose that many Pro Bowl football players and say “next man up.”


Super Bowl XLVII Media Day

Super Bowl 50 Media Day Goes Primetime, Will Take Place At San Jose’s SAP Center

The National Football League announced that Media Day for Super Bowl 50 will take place at the SAP Center in San Jose on the Monday night before the big game.


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5 Things To Watch As The 49ers Kick Off Their Preseason Schedule Saturday On KPIX 5

As KPIX Prepares to broadcast the first game of the Jim Tomsula era for the San Francisco 49ers, Sports Anchor Dennis O’Donnell gives us 5 key things to look for during Saturday night’s broadcast.


Jason Terry #31 of the Houston Rockets drives on Harrison Barnes #40 and Andre Iguodala #9 of the Golden State Warriors at ORACLE Arena on December 10, 2014 in Oakland, California. NOTE TO USER: User expressly acknowledges and agrees that, by downloading and or using this photograph, User is consenting to the terms and conditions of the Getty Images License Agreement. (Photo by Ezra Shaw/Getty Images)

Rockets’ Jason Terry Looking To Haunt Warriors In Western Conference Finals

Alas, another ghost will take the court in the Western Conference Finals hoping to haunt Golden State into an earlier-than-expected post-season grave.


Tiger Woods hits a shot during a practice round

Tiger Woods Pens Encouraging Letter To Young Boy Being Bullied

Tiger Woods might be struggling in his golf game, but what he recently did for a 12-year old boy was, in my opinion, the equivalent of winning a major golf tournament.


Steve Kerr the head coach of the Golden State Warriors gives encouragement to his team against the Memphis Grizzlies during Game four of the Western Conference Semifinals of the 2015 NBA Playoffs at FedExForum on May 11, 2015 in Memphis. (Andy Lyons/Getty Images)

Warriors Vs. Grizzlies Game 4: Kerr Wins This Round Of The Chess Match

The jumpers fell for the Warriors and they did not for the Grizzlies. That’s pretty much sums up a critical game four in which Golden State evened the series at two games apiece.


Defensive lineman Arik Armstead. (Jeff Gross/Getty Images)

49ers Select Defensive Tackle Arik Armstead With 17th Pick

With the 17th pick in the NFL draft Thursday night, the San Francisco 49ers selected Arik Armstead, a defensive tackle from the University of Oregon.



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