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Dennis is the Sports Director for ABC 13 Sports.

The Danville native’s broadcasting career spans nearly 40 years. Dennis has worked with WSET for 35 years, beginning with ABC 13 in 1983. Previously, he spent four years with WBTM/WAKG Radio in Danville and also has past sports writing experience with The Danville Register.

Through the years, Dennis has covered major local and national sports stories, including Virginia Tech's Sugar Bowl National Championship Game against Florida State in January 2000, the Daytona 500, NCAA and ACC Basketball Tournaments, and state high school championships in a variety of sports.

Dennis and the ABC 13 Sports Department have been honored numerous times by both the Virginia Associated Press Broadcasters and the Virginia Association of Broadcasters for outstanding sports coverage, most recently in June of 2018 by the VAB. Dennis received the Virginias Associated Press Broadcasters Meritorious Award for Best Sports Anchor of the Year at a Large Market Television Station in April 2016. ABC 13 Sports earned both the Virginia AP and VAB awards in 2014.

Dennis has been honored by the Lynchburg Area Sports Hall of Fame with the Calvin Porter Award for outstanding coverage of area sports. He's a past recipient of the Marshall Johnson Award for standout coverage of high school sports in the state.

Dennis has been inducted into the Amherst County Sports Hall of Fame and the Danville Community College Sports Hall of Fame.

He works closely with the Virginia Commonwealth Games each year and stays active in Central Virginia with volunteer work, including helping with the Virginia Special Olympics Softball Tournament each year.

When he's not covering sports, Dennis enjoys playing them, especially tennis and golf.

Dennis and his wife Regina have one son, Ryan, 27, along with two dogs and two cats.

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