As a kid, Dennis loved telling stories, writing short tales of intrigue and mystery that his mother (and maybe a few of his friends with nothing better to do) would read. As he grew older, he realized the real world had just as many interesting stories to tell. Long story short, that’s how he ended up being a journalist.
Dennis joined the WHAS11 team in February 2017 as a reporter. Before coming to Louisville, he spent two years as a reporter and part-time anchor just two hours to the west in Evansville, Indiana. While there, Dennis covered a wide range of issues, including Indiana’s controversial Religious Freedom Restoration Act, the 2016 election cycle and stories about puppies, because who doesn’t love puppies?
Dennis hails from the East Coast, growing up outside Washington, D.C. in Montgomery County, Maryland. He attended the Philip Merrill College of Journalism at the University of Maryland where he honed his reporting chops at Capital News Service, where stories took him to the White House, the State House, and the jail house. He was also the station director at WMUC Sports, the university’s sports radio station. While a student, Dennis also interned at NBC Washington, CNN and was a freelance production assistant at Comcast SportsNet.
Dennis is a big sports fan, rooting for his Maryland Terrapins and all the Dallas professional sports teams (he was born in Arlington, Texas, so it kind of makes sense). In his free time, he enjoys reading – especially nonfiction and preferably by a fireplace, making music and cooking, which has not gotten anyone sick. So far. He likes steno pads, good pens, bad puns and, of course, telling stories. He dislikes the feeling when he stubs his toe, forgetting things in his pockets when he does laundry and Duke basketball.
He’s excited to explore Kentuckiana! Feel free to shoot him an email with story ideas, restaurants to check out, funny jokes or anything else. He’s looking forward to hearing from you!