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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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.


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.



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.

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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.


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 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.



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