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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To schedule an appearance for KPIX 5 on-air reporters/anchors, please contact Akilah Monifa, Director of Communications and Public Affairs. Please provide the date, time, location of the event, number of attendees expected, and name of sponsoring organization.


 

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

GLENDALE, AZ - NOVEMBER 13: Quarterback Colin Kaepernick #7 of the San Francisco 49ers runs past defensive end Calais Campbell #93 of the Arizona Cardinals during the fourth quarter of the NFL football game at University of Phoenix Stadium on November 13, 2016 in Glendale, Arizona. Arizona won 23-20. (Photo by Chris Coduto/Getty Images)

Kaepernick’s Play May Be Extending His 49ers Career

Which is a longer long shot: Trump being elected President, or Kaepernick returning to the San Francisco 49ers 2017?

11/15/2016

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Former A’s Farmhand Russell Helps Cubs Clinch Title

Joe Wright was in the right place, alright. Sitting amid a tribe of Indians fans, Wright watched the ball leave the Addison Russell’s bat and sail into the right field stands at Progressive Field.

CBS San Francisco–11/03/2016

Charles Haley poses with his bust with presenter Edward DeBartolo Jr. during the NFL Hall of Fame induction ceremony at Tom Benson Hall of Fame Stadium on August 8, 2015 in Canton, Ohio. (Photo by Joe Robbins/Getty Images)

NFL Hall of Famer Charles Haley Bares Soul, Offers Life Lessons In KPIX Interview

Former San Francisco 49er linebacker Charles Haley looked back on his storied career and personal struggles, while offering lessons for the future, in a wide-ranging interview with KPIX 5 Sports Director Dennis O’Donnell.

10/27/2016

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De La Salle Grad, Aspiring Journalist, Critically Hurt In Fall At College

A student-athlete and De La Salle High School graduate is battling for his life after a freak accident at his college.

10/18/2016

SANTA CLARA, CA - OCTOBER 06: Colin Kaepernick #7 of the San Francisco 49ers stands on the sidelines during their NFL game against the Arizona Cardinals at Levi's Stadium on October 6, 2016 in Santa Clara, California. (Photo by Thearon W. Henderson/Getty Images)

New Kaepernick Looking A Lot Like The Old Kaepernick

The package was different, but what’s inside is the same.

10/16/2016

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Why Is This So Hard To Ponder?

Colin Kaepernick lost his job because he wasn’t very good. Blaine Gabbert, who replaced Kaepernick, lost his job this week because, well, he wasn’t very good either. So Chip Kelly is going back to Kaepernick.

CBS San Francisco–10/13/2016

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Pete Rose’s Upheld Ban By MLB Show’s League’s Double-Standard

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.

12/15/2015

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.

11/25/2015

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