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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Denver Nuggets v Golden State Warriors

GameDay: Weighing Mark Jackson’s Future With The Warriors

The latest speculation over Mark Jackson’s future stems from his demotion of assistant Brian Scalabrine to Santa Cruz, and an article which used unnamed sources essentially saying Warriors management is not on Jackson’s bus. But the last time I looked, the wheels were still on and Jackson was still the driver.

04/02/2014

San Francisco Giants Photo Day

GameDay: Giants Should Think About Posey At 3rd Base

The experts that cover the Giants said the team doesn’t have a hotshot replacement for Pablo. But I think they do. His name is Buster Posey.

03/25/2014

Matt Schaub #8 of the Houston Texans passes against the Cincinnati Bengals during the AFC Wild Card Playoff Game at Reliant Stadium on January 5, 2013 in Houston, Texas.  (Ronald Martinez/Getty Images)

GameDay: Matt Schaub Trade Is Good For The Raiders

The joke on Matt Schaub is that his uniform number will be “6,” in reference to all the pick-sixes he threw in 2013. But KPIX 5’s Dennis O’Donnell likes this trade, and here’s why.

03/21/2014

Jonathan Martin #71 of the Miami Dolphins defends along the line against the Buffalo Bills on December 23, 2012 at Sun Life Stadium in Miami Gardens, Florida. The Dolphins defeated the Bills 24-10. (Photo by Joel Auerbach/Getty Images)

GameDay: Jonathan Martin Can Use 49ers Platform To Address Bullying

I wish Jonathan Martin would have used his first interview with the 49ers to stand up and speak out against bullies everywhere.

03/14/2014

NFC Championship - San Francisco 49ers v Seattle Seahawks

GameDay: Is 49ers QB Kaepernick Worth A Big New Contract?

What is it with sports and contracts? Why do we always talk about a coach or player leaving when he still has time on his deal? First it was 49ers coach Jim Harbaugh, now its quarterback Colin Kaepernick.

03/06/2014

Ducks v Sharks

GameDay: Are The Sharks Ready For A Cup Run?

No team benefitted more from the three week layoff than the San Jose Sharks, who welcomed back Logan Couture and Raffi Torres. Couture missed 16 games after surgery on his hand while Torres missed the first half with a torn ACL.

02/27/2014

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

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