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Dennis O’Donnell

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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 another Emmy for sports- program feature/segment.

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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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Head coach Jim Harbaugh of the San Francisco 49ers objects to a penalty of unnecessary roughness with head linesman Tony Veteri #36 in the fourth quarter against the Seattle Seahawks on December 8, 2013 at Candlestick Park in San Francisco. (Brian Bahr/Getty Images)

GameDay: Jim Harbaugh To Coach Longhorns?

They say everything’s big in Texas. Including the rumor that 49ers coach Jim Harbaugh might be interested in the coaching job for the Longhorns.

12/13/2013

San Francisco 49ers v Seattle Seahawks

GameDay: Questioning Pete Carroll In The Sehawks Loss To The 49ers

There is nothing the couch coach does better than the coach himself, except for clock management.

12/11/2013

Matt McGloin

GameDay: The Raiders Are Becoming Must-See TV

The Raiders, despite all the preseason prognostications of a team in the hunt for the number one draft pick, have not only become respectable, but very watchable.

11/26/2013

Quarterback Colin Kaepernick #7 of the San Francisco 49ers looks to pass as outside linebacker Brian Orakpo #98 of the Washington Redskins rushes in in the first quarter at FedExField on November 25, 2013 in Landover, Maryland. (Rob Carr/Getty Images)

GameDay: Colin Kaepernick’s Rebound Game

Jim Harbaugh gave me a quizzical look when I suggested during an interview this week that Colin Kaepernick was suffering from growing pains. He assured me the Kapper was the present, the future and on target to take the 49ers to the next level.

11/25/2013

Matthew McGloin #14 of the Oakland Raiders completes a pass against the Houston Texans on November 17, 2013 at Reliant Stadium in Houston, Texas. Raiders won 28 to 23. (Thomas B. Shea/Getty Images)

GameDay: The Curious Case Of Matt McGloin

Before we get too excited about Matt McGloin becoming the 4th player since 1970 to throw three touchdowns with no interceptions in his first NFL start, you should know that one of the others was Todd Marinovich.

11/20/2013

Jonathan Goodwin of the San Francisco 49ers in action during the NFL International Series game between San Francisco 49ers and Jacksonville Jaguars at Wembley Stadium on October 27, 2013 in London, England.  (Photo by Charlie Crowhurst/Getty Images)

GameDay: Where Did The O-Line Go?

I could blog about the horrible call on Ahamd Brooks. But that’s low-hangin fruit. The 49ers 23-20 loss to New Orleans wasn’t’ made on one bad call alone.

11/18/2013

(credit: Jeff Gross/Getty Images)

GameDay: Don’t Blame Colin Kaepernick

Don’t forget to carry a flak jacket around 49er headquarters these days. The shrapnel is flying everywhere as Colin Kaepernick fends off his critics with his now trademark short responses.

11/14/2013

Naya Rivera & Mychal Rivera (credit: Getty Images/KPIX)

Brother Of ‘Glee’ Star Looks To Make Impact With Raiders

The Raiders are hoping rookie tight end Mychal Rivera, brother of Naya Rivrea of “Glee,” will one day be a star in the NFL. Dennis O’Donnell reports…

08/28/2013

The proposed Warriors venue will be located on Piers 30-32 on the waterfront in San Francisco. (credit: Sn¿hetta & AECOM - official architecture team)

GameDay: Let The Warriors Build A San Francisco Waterfront Arena

Here’s the bottom line: There is a dilapidated pier out there that the Warriors are willing to fix and construct a state-of-the-art arena that the city has never had. They are willing to pick up the $1 billion-plus tab and turn the eye sore into a unique arena that will include a park and stores.

07/25/2013

Josh Reddick (Ezra Shaw/Getty Images)

GameDay: A’s Need Reddick To Step Up

It’s time for Hillbilly Jesus to come down from the mountain top and put a little bubblin’ crude into the A’s offense.

07/19/2013

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