Dennis de la Peña
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
Texas Longhorns prepare for Sweet 16 game against Xavier
A day before the big game was kind of a "calm before the storm" feel for the Longhorns at T-Mobile Center in Kansas City, especially with all those seniors and graduate students.
Texas' Rodney Terry named Sporting News' College Basketball Coach of the Year
Terry is now the second Longhorn coach to earn this prestigious national honor. The first was won by John Wooden back in 1964.
Texas State women's basketball coach Zenarae Antoine becomes program's all-time winningest coach
With 175 wins, Texas State women's basketball coach Zenarae Antoine has become the program's all-time winningest coach.
Bijan Robinson foregoes senior season, declares for 2023 NFL Draft
Texas Longhorn Bijan Robinson is opting out of the upcoming Alamo Bowl and foregoing his senior season to enter the 2023 NFL Draft.
Vandegrift, Wimberley HS football teams head to State Championship
The Vandegrift Vipers will be playing for their first-ever state championship game.
Bijan Robinson becomes Texas' 23rd unanimous All-American
Robinson is the 23rd Longhorn to earn unanimous honors. He is the fourth UT running back, joining Ricky Williams, Earl Campbell and James Saxton.
Texas Longhorn Bijan Robinson wins 2022 Doak Walker Award
Texas Longhorn running back Bijan Robinson won the prestigious Doak Walker Award on Thursday.
Texas Volleyball heads to Elite 8 after win against Marquette
The Longhorns will now host No. 10 Ohio State in the Elite 8 on Saturday, Dec. 10 at 5 p.m.
Texas State introduces GJ Kinne as Bobcats' new head football coach
Kinne said he had other options, but couldn't refuse the gig at Texas State.
Texas State hires new head football coach GJ Kinne
GJ Kinne signed a five-year deal with Texas State and will be formally introduced next week.