John graduated magna cum laude from Kent State University in 1974 after earning a degree in telecommunications and journalism. As a finalist that year in ABC’s nationwide search for a college-aged sideline announcer for NCAA football, Dennis became the youngest sports director in the history of NBC affiliates at WDAF in Kansas City at age 22. He spent three years in KC before the bright lights of Boston called. During his three decades at Channel 7 (1977-1997), Dennis wore a variety of name tags including weekend sports anchor, feature reporter and sports director. In his 21 years at WNAC/WHDH, John worked for 3 different ownership groups and 17 different news directors. He won eight Emmy Awards for broadcast excellence. Dennis has covered a wide variety of events spanning the globe, including the 1994 Winter Olympics in Lillehammer Norway, Americas Cup Yacht Racing in Newport, World Series, Stanley Cup finals, NBA championships, U.S. Open Golf, and all of Marvelous Marvin Hagler’s middleweight title fights. In October of 1997, John resigned from Channel 7 to co-host “The Dennis & Callahan Show” with Gerry Callahan on WEEI.
|@JohnDennisWEEI @JohnDennisWEEI | 5 min 58 sec ago | RT @RadioShackCarl: @gehrig38 the one that follows the word of God is out of the NFL while the one that disrespects the flag is praised https://t.co/FikqHnSFdc|
|Gerry Callahan @GerryCallahan | 13 min 46 sec ago | RT @WEEI: Aileen and Cameron Routh, parents of the late Avalanna, join @DandCShow at 8:40am Tues. Give: 877-738-1234 #KCANCER https://t.co/zdNFkybgvG|
|@JohnDennisWEEI @JohnDennisWEEI | 20 min 54 sec ago | RT @MSGiro: Want to #KCANCER for the @JimmyFund? Let the photo guide you. https://t.co/bjWtBiWfF7|
|Gerry Callahan @GerryCallahan | 27 min 49 sec ago | RT @kirkmin: So proud of my Mom -- she did a great job helping K cancer this morning. Call in and help. https://t.co/keoZ74qqva|