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

  • Father Grieves After Hearing Grisly Details Of Daughter’s Murder

    Posted on: 3:41 pm, April 1, 2014, by , updated on: 06:20pm, April 1, 2014

    Graphic testimony takes its toll on the family of a woman killed in the so-called "Mississippi Highway Shootings"
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  • DeSoto Teachers To Help Decide School Start Date

    Posted on: 4:09 pm, March 31, 2014, by , updated on: 05:35pm, March 31, 2014

    This year in DeSoto County, school leaders are letting teachers have a little more say in school start dates.
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  • Trial Begins For Man Charged In Highway Shootings

    Posted on: 11:25 am, March 31, 2014, by and , updated on: 06:17pm, March 31, 2014

    James Willie faces capital murder charges
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  • DeSoto Schools Move Toward Putting Agendas, Minutes Online

    Posted on: 3:48 pm, March 26, 2014, by , updated on: 05:27pm, March 26, 2014

    DeSoto County’s school board is preparing to make some big changes that stand to benefit parents and students alike
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  • I-269 Moving Ahead

    Posted on: 3:44 pm, March 26, 2014, by , updated on: 04:53pm, March 26, 2014

    Work is progressing so well on a new interstate project, some say it could welcome its first drivers in a little more than a year or so
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  • Mississippi Takes First Steps To Widen I-55

    Posted on: 2:47 pm, March 25, 2014, by , updated on: 08:49pm, March 25, 2014

    Mississippi transportation officials are looking at plans to make the commute easier for a lot of DeSoto Countians
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  • DeSoto Health And Wellness Center To Close

    Posted on: 2:43 pm, March 25, 2014, by , updated on: 05:44pm, March 25, 2014

    DeSoto County’s only health clinic for the poor and uninsured will soon close it’s doors.
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  • DeSoto County Ranks Third Highest For Child Abuse In Mississippi

    Posted on: 3:54 pm, March 24, 2014, by , updated on: 06:22pm, March 24, 2014

    April is child abuse awareness month, and two recent DeSoto County crimes have brought out a shocking fact.

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  • DeSoto Supervisors Do About-Face On Guns In Parks

    Posted on: 3:50 pm, March 24, 2014, by , updated on: 05:48pm, March 24, 2014

    DeSoto County Supervisors met in special session Monday to deal with a controversial problem
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  • Business Owner Told To Take Down Sign

    Posted on: 3:45 pm, March 19, 2014, by , updated on: 05:46pm, March 19, 2014

    A Southaven business owner, trying to make a little extra money, has learned she’s violated the city’s sign ordinance.
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  • “Sober” DUI Case Goes To Trial

    Posted on: 3:40 pm, March 19, 2014, by , updated on: 04:55pm, March 19, 2014

    In Hernando, the curious case of a man charged with DUI, who says he wasn’t drunk.
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  • DeSoto Wants To Fast-Track Economic Development

    Posted on: 4:59 pm, March 18, 2014, by , updated on: 06:23pm, March 18, 2014

    DeSoto County leaders want to put economic development on the “fast-track”. But to do it they’ll need the help of the Mississippi Legislature.

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