Dennis is a retired news anchor from KING5 News in Seattle having spent almost 40 years in television news, the last 25 at KING5. He anchored his last broadcast almost three years ago after accepting an early retirement offer. Dennis is a recent inductee into the NATAS Silver Circle for accomplishments in broadcasting and community service. He is a graduate of the University of North Dakota where in his senior year he began reading the news at the campus radio station. His television broadcast journey began in Fargo, North Dakota and took him to Orlando, Minneapolis and Shreveport, LA before landing at KING5, which he called his last, best stop. At KING5, Dennis anchored the morning and noon newscasts for 4 years before his promotion to the evening anchor desk in December 1994, a position he held until his retirement. During his tenure at KING5 he covered numerous breaking news stories, elections, political conventions, Olympics, moderated political debates, and interviewed many politicians and persons of note.
Over the years he lent his time to a number of charities including Special Olympics Washington, Habitat for Humanity, the MS Society, Providence Health and Services, and a handful of organizations that specialize in early intervention for children with developmental delays and disabilities. In his retirement, he still emcees and speaks at charity events. Dennis and his wife Debbie reside in Redmond. Their three adult children all live in the area. He now spends his time traveling, watching sports, golfing, reading and visiting the gym on a daily basis. On fall Saturdays you can find him in Martin Stadium cheering on the Cougars. He’s no longer in television news but has retained an intense interest in current events and is always watching and reading about the latest.