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!
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.
Austin's Major League Soccer team Austin FC will be training in a $45 million practice facility when it launches in 2021.
It was early National Signing Day for sports other than football and several area high schools are sending student athletes to the next level.
The Austin Spurs took on the Memphis Hustle last night (11/13) in front of a loud crowd in Cedar Park.
The Austin Spurs have their G League season opener in Cedar Park tonight (11/8) and there's a number of prospects to keep an eye on.
A look the scores of high school football games around Central Texas for the week of September 20.
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.
Liberty Hill High School is a returning state finalist whose prolific offense is the gridiron's version of hide-and-seek.
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.
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.