Dennis Owens

Dennis OwensDennis is approaching his 25th anniversary at WHTM, the ABC affiliate in Harrisburg, PA. He anchors the 6 p.m. newscast (with Alicia Richards) and the 7 p.m. newscast (with Valerie Pritchett).

Dennis also reports on politics in general and the state House in particular. He has covered popes and presidents, congressmen and governors, campaigns and conventions. It never ceases to amaze him how many different ways power players in Harrisburg can fail to complete a budget, their one constitutionally mandated task.

Dennis recently won his 12th Regional Emmy Award. He also earned an Edward R. Murrow Award for his reporting on the influence of lobbyists at the state Capitol.

Dennis came to WHTM in 1993 as a weekend sports anchor. He was co-creator of Friday Night Football, a wrap-up of high school highlights that’s still on the air. He also reported on Penn State football, the Big 33, World Series, NASCAR and Super Bowls.

Dennis is a Philadelphia native and LaSalle College graduate. He’s a huge fan of all the Philly sports teams (Phillies,Eagles,Sixers,Flyers) and hopes he lives long enough to see the Eagles win the Super Bowl.

Dennis, a longtime resident of Harrisburg, now lives with his wife and children in Hampden Township, Cumberland County.


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