An American broadcaster, John Dennis is currently married to Juliana. He is widely known as the co-host of WEEI sports radio's former Dennis and Callahan morning show. Dennis humor bachelor's degree in telecommunications and journalism, magna cum laude, at Kent State University in 1974. John Dennis served as sports director and weekday anchor for WDAF-TV, an NBC affiliate in Kansas City, Missouri at the age of 22.
John Dennis banned its sports writers from the Globe from appearing on the Dennis & Callahan morning show because of its perceived lowbrow humor. Dennis and his morning co-host Gerry Callahan also made racially insensitive remarks while discussing a story about an escaped gorilla. He is married to Juliana. But he has not disclosed his children’s name in his bio and social pages.
Early Life and Career of John Dennis
John Dennis was born in March 1952, in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania. He graduated from Kent State University in 1974. He served as sports director and weekday anchor for WDAF-TV at the age of 22. Later, he became a studio anchorman at WPSL radio. In 1977, he joined WNAC-TV Channel 7 in Boston and over the next 21 years, he covered the Boston sports scene for the station.
In 1978, Dennis received Emmy nomination for the feature, "Cowboys, Creole and Orange Crush." He won Associated Press (AP) Award for Best Sports Coverage in 1983 and 1984 respectively. In 1987, he honored with Emmy Award for "Outstanding Sports Program within a Newscast."
In 1991, Don Skwar, the Boston Globe's executive sports editor banned its sportswriters from the Globe from appearing on the Dennis & Callahan morning show. In 2003, Dennis faced another controversy after he and his morning co-host Gerry Callahan made racially insensitive remarks while discussing a story about an escaped gorilla during a segment called 'headlines'.
John Dennis' Net Worth
John Dennis has an estimated net of $5 million which he accumulated from his career. He earned a good sum of salary from his work, on an average his salary is more than $500k. He sold his Florida house in millions.
John Dennis' Personal Life
John Dennis is happily married to his longtime girlfriend, Juliana. The duo tied the knot at an intimate ceremony in the presence of their closed ones and family members. The duo is proud parents of two children.
Dennis also invloved with several Boston based charities, raising money for the Jimmy Fund, the Cystic Fibrosis Foundation. He has made cameos in many of the Farrelly brothers' films.
In April 2015, he joined an inpatient rehab facility to receive treatment for alcohol abuse. After a year, Entercom announced that Dennis, under a doctor's advice to reduce his workload, would immediately leave the morning show but would still be at the station for fill-ins, relations with advertisers, and special events.