Dennis de la Peña

Dennis de la Peña

Sports Anchor/Reporter

Dennis de la Peña has been anchoring and reporting for FOX 7 Austin since 1999.

His training began while at UT with a job at KTSB Radio and an extended internship at KXAN-TV. His first media gig that actually came with a paycheck was at KAMR-TV in Amarillo as the weekend sports anchor in 1994, then later as the sports director.

Dennis was active with the Children's Miracle Network and Meals on Wheels in Amarillo, helped build homes for the poverty stricken, and received a "Difference Maker" award for community service in the Panhandle area. He has stayed active in Austin by speaking at schools and college career fairs, while emceeing awards banquets and different sporting events around town.

He also joins 101X hosts Jason and Deb Fridays on The Morning X to discuss the week's big sports stories.

When not on air, "DdlP" spends his time with his wife Sally and their two incredible kids, DJ and Noelle.Cubs!

The latest from Dennis de la Peña


High School Basketball: Westlake vs Anderson

Two of the top teams in District 25 6A look to stay undefeated in district play as Westlake and Anderson met at Anderson as the Trojans were hosting the 20-1 Westlake squad.


2019 FOX 7 Football Field Trip: Vandegrift

The Vandegrift High School Vipers had a breakthrough 12-1 season in 6A and this year will depend on a literal band of brothers to get back to those lofty heights.


2019 FOX 7 Football Field Trip: LBJ

LBJ High School football coach Jahmal Fenner's speedy squad has college bound talent all over the field and that includes a 2021 Alabama commit who, according to the school's sports information department, would be the first Austinite ever to play for the Crimson Tide.


FOX 7 Football Field Trip: Pflugerville

Pflugerville Panthers head coach George Hermann has experienced quite a ride in his 20 plus years on campus and now with a new stadium he's hoping to recapture the magic from a decade ago. FOX 7 Sports Director Dennis de la Pena has the story.