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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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.

04/26/2017

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?’

03/14/2017

New Raider Aldon Smith

KPIX 5 Sports Commentary: Let Aldon Smith Play

Saying it’s what’s best for the Raiders troubled linebacker, KPIX 5 sports director Dennis O’Donnell calls on the NFL to reinstate Aldon Smith immediately.

03/09/2017

Artist's rendering of a proposed stadium for the Raiders in Las Vegas. (MANICA Architecture)

Gameday: Odds Back In Las Vegas’ Favor

After getting sacked by Goldman, it’s Bank of America to the rescue for Mark Davis and his 65,000 seat desert oasis in Las Vegas.

03/07/2017

Gameday: 49ers Should Pass On Kirk Cousins

KPIX sports director Dennis O’Donnell explained why he thinks the 49ers should not trade for Washington Redskins quarterback Kirk Cousins.

02/23/2017

Gameday: Spieth Is No Tiger

Jordan Spieth is not Tiger Woods. Never was, never will be. Everybody got that?

02/13/2017

49ers Unveil The Future In Lynch, Shanahan

They were great, weren’t they? John Lynch workin’ the room in Don Nelson-like fashion. Kyle Shanahan dropping by the media room to yuk it up with the scribes.

02/09/2017

Sister Frances Meyer of Sacred Heart Cathedral Preparatory in San Francisco. (CBS)

SF Catholic School Sister Religiously Works Courtside Scorer’s Table

Courtside at a basketball game is the best seat in the house – just ask Sister Frances Meyer of Sacred Heart Cathedral Prep in San Francisco.

01/27/2017

Artist's rendition of the Chase Center, the planned arena to be built in San Francisco Mission Bay. (The planned Mission Bay Warriors Arena. (MANICA Architecture)

Warriors, Raiders Focused On New Homes

In sports vernacular, the Warriors just went from a half-court shot to a slam dunk while the Raiders just took the game to overtime.

11/30/2016

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Now batting for the Oakland Athletics…Dave Kaval

Not exactly a household name. That’s why new A’s president Dave Kaval fits in so perfectly with the A’s line-up, right?

CBS San Francisco–11/18/2016

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