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Dennis Patchin / 700 ESPN Sports Executive Producer
Dennis Patchin is one of the most recognizable sports personalities in the Pacific Northwest and has been with the KXLY broadcast group since 1984. He is starting his 4th decade with the Company, and has been a fixture on both radio and television.
Patchin spent 31 years as a television sports anchor on KXLY 4, the longest any sports anchor has been on in the history of Spokane television. Along with Rick Lukens, he came up with the idea for Friday Night Sports Extra, which has been on the air for the past 29 years. It was one of the first shows of its kind in the nation and is the longest running high school football show in the West.
He was the television voice of Gonzaga Basketball games for five years, and he was also the voice of the Gonzaga Bulldogs on radio for four seasons, during which the Zags went to an Elite Eight and two more Sweet 16 appearances in the post-season. Dennis was the voice of Big Sky Conference Football for three years on Fox Sports Northwest. In addition, Dennis also has done television play by play for Washington State, Idaho, Eastern Washington, Whitworth, the Spokane Chiefs, the Spokane Indians, along with G.S.L. football and basketball. He also spent one year at the television voice of Montana Grizzly Football.
Dennis has covered more than 30 Bloomsday's, more than 20 State "B" tournaments and every Hoopfest.
Currently, Patchin is the program director of 700 ESPN in Spokane, and 1080 ESPN in Coeur d'Alene. He also is the co-host of Patchin, Lukens and Osso on both stations. Patchin also spent two seasons as the voice of Eastern Washington basketball and four seasons as the voice of Spokane Shock Football on 700 ESPN.
He has won an Emmy, and was twice nominated for an Edward R Murrow Award. He also has been voted the most popular television sportscaster for the past 13 years in the annual Inlander poll.
In his free time, you might catch Dennis on the golf course, at the race track, where he spent three years behind the wheel, or just out with his camera in the great Northwest. Dennis and his wife Dorothy, a school teacher in Spokane, will celebrate their 35th wedding anniversary this summer. They have three children, Christopher, Matthew and Lauren and two grandchildren, Jackson and Alexa.
You can contact Dennis at firstname.lastname@example.org
Rick Lukens / Show Host
Keith Osso / 700 ESPN TV Sports Director and Show Host
Keith began his broadcast career at KXLY4 News as a sports photographer in May of 2003, and then was promoted to sports reporter in July of 2005, and Sports Director in January of 2014. Keith is a Spokane native and proud East Valley grad.
Keith was a two year baseball letterman at North Idaho College where he earned first team all-conference honors. He then continued on to Mesa State College in Grand Junction, Colorado where he majored in broadcasting. While at Mesa, Keith earned all-conference all-academic honors in baseball.
Keith is part of the Eastern Eagle football broadcast, starting in 2012, and serves as sideline reporter and host of the tailgate show. Keith has also served as color commentator for the Spokane Shock since 2010.
In his free time you can find Keith trying to golf or spending time with his daughter Skylar, his wife Tonya, and his parents Bryan and Cindy.
You can contact Keith at email@example.com or follow him on twitter @KarlHungus
Will Sherratt joins the KXLY 4 Sports team after working as a Sports Anchor/ Reporter for KHAS-TV in Nebraska.
Prior to working in the Cornhusker State, Will interned at KABC in Los Angeles and KMTR in Eugene, OR. He graduated from the University of Oregon with a degree in Journalism. While at Oregon, will also worked for ESPN and for the student television station, Duck TV.
Will's excited to be back on the West Coast covering the wide array of sports that the Inland Northwest has to offer. On his off days you can catch him on the golf course just trying to keep the ball in play.
Have a story idea? Send Will an email to WillS@kxly.com or find him on twitter @willsherratt
Sarah Wheeler / 700 ESPN Sports Anchor
Vince Grippi / Fill-In Host
Vince Grippi has been intimately connected to the Inland Northwest sports scene since 1983, when he and wife Kim relocated to Spokane from Southern California.
At The Spokesman-Review, Vince worked on the sports copy desk, as an editor in the newsroom, as the paper’s prep sports editor and as an online columnist before taking on the role of Washington State University beat writer in 2007.
During his time as the Cougar beat writer, Vince grew the S-R’s online coverage at SportsLink, developed a dedicated Twitter following (vinceg55) and appeared weekly as a guest on Dennis Patchin’s radio shows.
Since retiring from The Spokesman-Review at the start of 2011, Vince has filled a part-time role as the newspaper’s sports online producer, blogging daily on the paper’s web site and occasionally covering events.
Vince and Kim, who met while working in the equipment room at the University of California, Irvine while playing baseball and basketball, respectively, have two grown boys, a cat and two dogs.
You can contact Vince at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Steve Pry / The Wingman
"Wingy" has lived in Spokane since January 1979. He has worked at KXLY and 700 ESPN since September 2007. Steve works as the producer/board operator for Patchin, Lukens and Osso along with Eastern Washington University broadcasts and Spokane Shock broadcasts.
Wingman is a proud graduate of both Mead High School, class of 1995, and Eastern Washington University, class of 2000 with a degree in Electronic Media and Film.
You can contact Steve at email@example.com