Dennis has spent 44 years in television news. He has served as news director for WLBT since 1989. From 1984-1989, he served as investigative reporter, managing editor, and assignment editor for WLBT.
In 1974, he created Probe, a weekly investigative half hour documentary for WLBT. In 1976, the program won the George Foster Peabody Award for ‘Power Politics in Mississippi', a profile of state Senator Bill Burgin's conflict of interest.
Probe also received several other national broadcasting awards.
He has previously served either as news director, news anchor, or reporter for KATC-TV in Lafayette, WWL-TV in New Orleans and WJTV in Jackson.
Dennis has a Juris Doctorate degree from Mississippi College School of Law as well as an honorary Master of Laws. He is a member of the Mississippi Bar Association and a Bagehot Fellow in Economics and Business Journalism from Columbia University.
He received his B.S. in Business from Mississippi College. He is a graduate of Jackson's Provine High School and received his A.A. degree from Hinds Jr. College.
He retired from the Mississippi Army National Guard in January 2007 at the rank of Colonel with nearly 27 years of service and 6 overseas reserve deployments. His last position was Command Historian for Joint Force Headquarters.
He has received the Meritorious Service Medal with bronze oak leaf cluster, the Army Commendation Medal , the Army Achievement Medal, the National Defense Service Medal, 2 awards , the Mississippi Magnolia Cross, the Mississippi Magnolia Medal with bronze oak leaf cluster, and the Mississippi War Medal, 2 awards.
He is a graduate of the U.S. Army Command and General Staff College. In 2004, he was in charge of the U.S. Army Media Center at the American Cemetery at Omaha Beach which credentialed over 1,000 members of the media for the 60th anniversary of the Normandy invasion.
He has received the Marvin Reuben Editorial Award from the Mississippi Association of Broadcasters in 1995, 1998, 2000, 2003, 2005, 2006 and 2009.
He served as a member of the Mississippi Supreme Court Committee on Cameras in the Courts.
He is a founding board member and former president of Mississippi Center for Freedom of Information. He is also a former president of Keep Jackson Beautiful.
He currently sits on the board of directors of Operation Shoestring. He also serves on the Mississippi Access to Justice Commission.
Tuesday, September 16 2014 2:19 AM EDT2014-09-16 06:19:17 GMT
Lincoln County Sheriff Steve Rushing says his office is working a death pending case, involving two bodies found Monday afternoon.Family members went by to check on a mother and son and found both of themMore >>
Lincoln County Sheriff Steve Rushing says his office is working a death pending case, involving two bodies found Monday afternoon.More >>
Tuesday, September 16 2014 7:58 AM EDT2014-09-16 11:58:28 GMT
We're trying to get more information now on a body found in Jackson this morning. We have few details available, but JPD confirms a man was found dead around 5 am at I-55 North, near Beasley Road andMore >>
We have few details available, but JPD confirms a man was found dead around 5 am at I-55 North and Beasley Road.
Tuesday, September 16 2014 10:39 AM EDT2014-09-16 14:39:00 GMT
MDOT is reporting a large accident at I-55 N before MS 463 in Madison. Skycopter traffic reports that the incident could be 2 separate accidents involving up to 9 cars. All lanes are blocked and theMore >>
All lanes are back open and traffic is flowing smoothly.
Tuesday, September 16 2014 2:18 AM EDT2014-09-16 06:18:35 GMT
We're in the beginning of Fall Harvest season and some Holmes County farmers are already experiencing set backs. A number of thefts targeting farmers have been reported in Holmes County. Sheriff WillieMore >>
Sheriff Willie March says his department has received four reports of stolen farm equipment. Some of the stolen tractors are valued at up to $55,000 dollars.More >>
Tuesday, September 16 2014 9:52 AM EDT2014-09-16 13:52:18 GMT
Fire fighters are on the scene of a massive house fire burning in West Jackson. It started before 4:00am on Patann Street near Boling Street. That's near Medgar Evers Blvd. Flames have completely engulfedMore >>
Flames completely engulfed the home. It's not clear what sparked the flames, but the house was vacant at the time of the fire so there were no injuries.
Tuesday, September 16 2014 10:11 AM EDT2014-09-16 14:11:21 GMT
An 18-year-old University of Virginia student has been missing since Saturday and police are concerned about her safety. Hannah Elizabeth Graham sent her friends a text message around 1:20 a.m. on Saturday,More >>
An 18-year-old University of Virginia student has been missing since Saturday and police are concerned about her safety.More >>
Tuesday, September 16 2014 1:42 AM EDT2014-09-16 05:42:19 GMT
Relief is on the way for motorists in Brandon who travel through the Highway 80 and Interstate 20 intersection. Planned construction will improve a high accident area at the on ramp there. "It's justMore >>
Relief is on the way for motorists in Brandon who travel through the Highway 80 and Interstate 20 intersection. Planned construction will improve a high accident area at the on ramp there.More >>
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