Named one of the “12 Most Influential People” by Hartford Magazine, Dennis House is one of the most experienced and highly regarded broadcast journalists in Connecticut. A native New Englander and Emmy award-winning journalist, Dennis’ work over the years led to many changes in state government and campaigns and his interviews were picked up by local and national media organizations including the Wall Street Journal, the Washington Post, the Politico, MSNBC and others.
Dennis served as the moderator of numerous political debates and has emceed countless charity and business events. In 2017, he was honored for his work in his field and community, by being inducted into the prestigious National Academy of Arts and Sciences Silver Circle.
Dennis has traveled extensively to cover breaking news events and find the Connecticut angle for the viewers at home. On September 11, 2001, he reported live from lower Manhattan talking with Connecticut survivors of the terrorist attack on New York. Eight and a half years earlier, he reported live from the World Trade Center after it was attacked the first time by terrorists using a truck bomb.
Among Dennis’ other live reports from the scene: the funeral of Pope John Paul II, the O.J. Simpson trial, a World Series, a presidential inauguration, conventions, a Final Four, along with many storms and natural disasters. He’s walked through wildfires, hurricanes, blizzards and floods.
Dennis was born and raised in Norwood, Mass.,and graduated from Xaverian Brothers High School. He holds a bachelor’s degree in foreign affairs from Assumption College. He lives in Hartford with his wife Kara and their two children. In his spare time Dennis enjoys coaching his son’s football and basketball teams, spending time with his family, playing golf, racquetball, painting, going to the beach and researching his Italian heritage. He also tackles home improvement projects and loves to tinker with his antique Buick.
He describes serving the people of Connecticut as “absolutely awesome,” saying, “I love journalism and I love television. I feel very blessed to be in a field that allows me to meet so many people, both here in Connecticut and beyond.”