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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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.
Hundreds of children didn’t get the chance to play baseball this year in San Francisco because there were simply not enough fields to accommodate demand.
Well now, it seems that Red’s might score again. The City is courting the Warriors with a new arena on the dilapidated pier.
The Giants dropped below .500 with Thursday’s loss against the Marlins, with a record of 12-13. And it’s not a pretty 12-13.
Longtime KNBR show host Ralph Barbieri was let go earlier this month after more than a quarter of a century on the air. He sat down to discuss the move on GameDay earlier this week.
Hello Warrior fans! Nice timing. It was Chris Mullin’s night, not yours. The evening shall forever be remembered for what you did, not Chris Mullin. There’s no question that Joe Lacob should have excluded himself from the entire deal. But did you have to pick that time, that moment to exercise your right to freedom of speech?
New York fans were stunned at the trade that brought Tim Tebow to the Big Apple. What’s the point when you just extended Mark Sanchez? On the surface, they’re right. It’s a quarterback controversy waiting to happen. The whole thing could blow up in the face of Jets management.