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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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A.J. Griffin #64 of the Oakland Athletics pitches in the bottom of the first inning against the Milwaukee Brewers during the interleague game at Miller Park on June 04, 2013 in Milwaukee. (Mike McGinnis/Getty Images)

GameDay: Did Hook Cost A’s In Milwaukee?

The reason you won’t see any more 300-game winners is because of the set-up man and the closer. And when you have Sean Doolittle, Ryan Cook and Grant Balfour, who could blame Bob Melvin for pulling A.J. Griffin after seven shutout innings of four-hit baseball?

06/05/2013

Gameday: What’s In A Name?

KPIX 5 Sports Director Dennis O’Donnell hosts “Gameday” every Sunday night at 11:30pm on CBS 5 and offers his unique sports analysis here. And now for my next disappearing act: Klay Thompson What the A’s should never [...]

05/15/2013

Super Bowl XLVII - Baltimore Ravens v San Francisco 49ers

49ers Announce 10-Year Extension Of Preseason Game Rights Agreement With KPIX 5

The San Francisco 49ers and KPIX 5 announced a new television broadcast agreement on Thursday which includes a 10-year extension of preseason game broadcast rights through the 2023 season.

05/02/2013

San Francisco 49ers head coach Jim Harbaugh hits a shot on the third hole during the first round of the AT&T Pebble Beach National Pro-Am at the Monterey Peninsula Country Club on February 7, 2013 in Pebble Beach, California. (Photo by Jeff Gross/Getty Images)

GameDay: Harbaugh, Cain Shine At AT&T Pro-Am

Greetings from Pebble Beach and the AT&T Pro-Am. Going from the Super Bowl to a PGA tour stop is like going from Mardi Gras to Tombstone. For those who say Tiger Woods’ participation doesn’t matter I’ve got a half-empty press room to show you.

02/08/2013

Joe Montana. (Andy Kropa/Getty Images)

49ers Legend Joe Montana Predicts ‘Quest For 6′ Success

Four-time Super Bowl quarterback Joe Montana has a strong feeling about the San Francisco 49ers ‘Quest For Six.’ “I think it’s gonna happen,” the 49ers legend predicted to CBS 5.

01/31/2013

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CBS 5 Sports Team To Webcast ‘Live In New Orleans’

CBS 5 sportscasters Dennis O’Donnell and Vern Glenn will be webcasting live Monday through Friday nights from 7:30 to 8 p.m. from the hottest sights in New Orleans on cbsSF.com.

01/25/2013

Alex Smith. (Photo by Jim Rogash/Getty Images)

Smith Ready To Play Backup QB Role In Super Bowl

After being sidelined with a concussion earlier in the season, San Francisco 49ers quarterback Alex Smith is handling an uncomfortable situation well, saying he is ready to back up Colin Kaepernick in the Super Bowl.

01/24/2013

Dan Bunz in his Roseville restaurant. (CBS)

GameDay: The Defensive Version Of “The Catch”

I asked on Twitter what 49er fans believed to be the equivalent of “The Catch” on the defensive side of the ball. The response was numerous and nearly unanimous.

01/24/2013

Eddie DeBartolo Jr.

GameDay: Eddie DeBartolo’s Return To The 49er Family

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.

01/22/2013

NFC Championship - San Francisco 49ers v Atlanta Falcons

GameDay: Seeing Is Believing When It Comes To Niners Success

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.

01/20/2013

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