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. 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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Perhaps the biggest surprise of the NFC Championship victory wasn’t that the 49ers beat the Falcons, but what took place in the locker room during the presentation of the George Halas trophy. Eddie DeBartolo accepted the hardware alongside Denise DeBartolo York with proud nephew Jed York beaming in the background.
San Francisco set an NFC Championship record with a 17-point comeback win by shutting out a Falcons team that put up 24 first half points. What it tells me is that this 49er team can win even when it’s not playing its best football.
I’d like to see a raise of hands for all those who thought Kaepernick was a good idea at mid-season. I thought so. How about all those who thought Harbaugh was nuts? That’s more like it.
Three weeks ago Colin Kaepernick could have been the caddy for John Daly. I mean, NOBODY knew who this guy was outside of the Bay Area. Suddenly, he’s Joe Montana. No, wait, he can run. He’s Steve Young!
After 11 seasons as California’s head coach that included nine winning seasons, Jeff Tedford is out as the Bears head coach, a source told CBS on Tuesday.
When it comes to a World Series prediction most the pundits like to base their prognostications on tangibles – Things they know, see, and can understand (You know, put a number on).
Sunday night’s game two ended with Detroit reliever Al Alburquerque snagging a comebacker, and kissing the baseball before throwing it to first base for the final out. The kiss was seen as a classless act by some A’s player.
When Giants outfielder Melky Cabrera was sent packing along with his supply of steroids, I had Marty Lurie on Gameday. He thought the Giants would have to do something to compensate for losing a bat in the line-up that produced a .346 batting average, testosterone or no.
The San Francisco Giants have confirmed that they have acquired Philadelphia Phillies outfielder Hunter Pence in a trade for outfielder Nate Schierholtz and two minor leaguers.
For a community whose entire culture revolves around a football team, State College better figure out a way to save the school, the student body, and every person who makes a living off of Penn State.