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 and another Emmy Award for sports-program feature/segment.
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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Baseball’s all-time hits leader failed in his third attempt at reinstatement. This time, it was Rob Manfred’s turn to sit on his throne and slam the gavel, throwing Pete Rose out on his rear end onto Park Avenue.
Dennis O’Donnell has covered many championship teams in the Bay Area and hasn’t encountered a group quite like these Warriors.
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.
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.
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.”
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.
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.
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 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.
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.