Dennis 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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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.
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.
A student-athlete and De La Salle High School graduate is battling for his life after a freak accident at his college.
The package was different, but what’s inside is the same.
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.
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.”