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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