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Dennis Deninger

Professor of Practice

Dennis Deninger is a three-time Emmy-award winning television production executive and educator who has produced live sports television from six continents and across the USA.

He is a professor of practice at Syracuse University, where he was named Falk College Faculty Member of the Year for Excellence in Teaching in 2014. He was the founding director of the sports communications graduate program at the Newhouse School of Public Communications and has created several new graduate and undergraduate level courses at Syracuse, his alma mater.

Deninger is the author of Sports on Television: The How and Why Behind What You See, published by Routledge Taylor and Francis of New York and London. He spent 25 years at ESPN leading production teams for studio programming, live remote events and digital video platforms. He has written and directed sports documentaries working with students as researchers. Agent of Change: David Falk aired as an ESPN Films presentation in 2016. America’s First Sport, the story of lacrosse on this continent also aired on the ESPN networks, and his film about adaptive sports, Changing Sports, Changing Lives, has aired on select PBS stations.