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


Construction right on schedule for Austin FC stadium

Austin FC's new $260 million stadium is roughly 75% construction and officials say construction is right on schedule for the team's inaugural Major League Soccer (MLS) season in the spring.


Longhorn D-Lineman Malcolm Roach talks NFL Draft 2020

Fiery Longhorn d-lineman Malcolm Roach will probably have to wait until day 3 to hear his name called. FOX 7 Austin caught up with the projected mid-to-late round pick at his home in Baton Rouge, Louisiana.