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!
Coleton Benson had a 50 plus point night during the regular season and once again came out strong for Bowie against Judson.
The Westlake High School boys basketball is ranked 5th in the state and is trying to beat SA Roosevelt and advance to the regional semis.
UT head football coach Steve Sarkisian landed Westlake running back Zane Minors and defensive back Michael Taaffe.
It was a special moment for Vandegrift High School senior Tommy Hartman in the football team's game against the Hutto Hippos.
Westlake High's KJ Adams and Bowie High's Coleton Benson may have been district basketball foes but the lifelong friends wanted to share their big individual moment together.
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.
Former Texas Longhorn and NFL lineman Tony Hills teamed up with local law enforcement at Buda's new Johnson High School recently.
Area high schools, including Liberty Hill, have kicked off their first day of football practice after COVID-19 delayed 5A and 6A season openers to late September.
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.
The Special Olympics Texas Summer Games were supposed to start at the end of April in San Antonio and each year they bring excitement, joy, and satisfaction to all those involved.