Dennis Turner

Weekend Daybreak Anchor/Mississippi Reporter

Dennis Turner has very diverse responsibilities at News Channel 3.

During the week, Dennis is the DeSoto County reporter and on weekends he co-anchors and produces Saturday and Sunday Daybreak.

Dennis was born just a few hours north of Memphis in Southern Illinois.

He grew up in south Florida and attended the University of Miami.

Dennis began his television career in Miami as an anchor for a program on the PBS station WLRN and later at WTVJ, Florida's first TV station and a CBS affiliate, where he held a variety of positions. He then moved to WINK in Fort Myers where he won awards for spot news and feature reporting.

Dennis joined News Channel 3 as a reporter in 1987 and later headed west to Los Angeles to work for CNN and FNN. He rejoined News Channel 3 in 1991.

When Dennis isn't working, you can find him in the gym. He is a runner and participates in many 5K, 10K and triathalons each year.

When asked what he likes best about living in the Memphis area, Dennis says "It's big enough to have all the good things you'd hope to find in a GREAT place to you can still drive across town in less than an hour!"

Recent Articles

  • Bee Season Keeps Keepers Buzzing

    Posted on: 6:27 pm, April 23, 2014, by

    It’s spring, and time for buzzing insects to make their return into our lives. But sometimes a few too many of them can make for a potentially dangerous situation.

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  • Mississippi Teachers To Get Raise

    Posted on: 5:30 pm, April 23, 2014, by , updated on: 05:53pm, April 23, 2014

    School teachers in Mississippi will get a pay raise later this year, after Governor Phil Bryant signed a bill to boost their paychecks.
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  • Mississippi To Use “Literacy Coaches” To Improve Reading

    Posted on: 3:19 pm, April 22, 2014, by , updated on: 05:36pm, April 22, 2014

    Mississippi is out to raise standards on reading in schools, using a program already proven very successful in DeSoto County

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  • Como Clerk Under Investigation

    Posted on: 2:58 pm, April 22, 2014, by , updated on: 05:23pm, April 22, 2014

    The former town clerk of Como, Miss., is in the DeSoto County Jail tonight after being taken into custody Monday night by Southaven Police.
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  • Neighbors Demand Tougher Rental Home Rules

    Posted on: 2:45 pm, April 21, 2014, by , updated on: 06:19pm, April 21, 2014

    People living in some of Horn Lake’s older neighborhoods say they have a growing problem
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  • Horn Lake Could See Big Retail Growth Soon

    Posted on: 2:40 pm, April 21, 2014, by , updated on: 05:46am, April 22, 2014

    Retail consultants say the Horn Lake has plenty of room to grow and plentiful opportunities for the city and for businesses
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  • Businesses Seek Alternate Strategies Under Proposed Smoking Ban

    Posted on: 4:21 pm, April 16, 2014, by , updated on: 06:30pm, April 16, 2014

    Southaven’s new leaders recently did an abrupt about-face from the previous administration and decided to pursue a ban on smoking.
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  • DeSoto Mother Concerned About Classroom Discipline

    Posted on: 4:17 pm, April 16, 2014, by , updated on: 05:24pm, April 16, 2014

    A DeSoto County mother says she’s worried about the safety of her son at school.
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  • “Resort” Outlet Mall To Get Special Taxing, Improvement District

    Posted on: 3:53 pm, April 15, 2014, by , updated on: 05:17pm, April 15, 2014

    The Southaven Board of Aldermen is ready to take another step forward on the city’s new “outlet resort mall” at the corner of Church and Interstate 55.
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  • Three Arrested In Olive Branch Murder

    Posted on: 1:24 pm, April 15, 2014, by and , updated on: 05:14pm, April 15, 2014

    NaCharles Taylor, 26, was shot in the chest on Chateau Road
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  • Dirty Chocolate Sex Ed Story Not True, Says Oxford Superintendent

    Posted on: 4:56 pm, April 9, 2014, by , updated on: 04:52pm, April 11, 2014

    A shocking story about the teaching of sex education in Mississippi and specifically Oxford schools has lit up the internet.
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  • Whooping Cough Is Making A Comeback

    Posted on: 4:50 pm, April 9, 2014, by , updated on: 05:21pm, April 9, 2014

    A Lafayette County parent runs across a disease she thought had disappeared from the earth.
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