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

  • Southaven Offers Amnesty For Misdemeanor Warrants

    Posted on: 3:59 pm, March 4, 2014, by , updated on: 04:37pm, March 4, 2014

    Southaven is offering a deal this week to people with outstanding court warrants against them.
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  • Bad Weather, Money Woes Mean Less Road Work

    Posted on: 4:08 pm, March 3, 2014, by , updated on: 04:48pm, March 3, 2014

    This winter storm comes at a particularly bad time for Tunica County which got hard hit with ice again overnight.
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  • Snapped Power Lines Make For Big Job In Tunica

    Posted on: 4:06 pm, March 3, 2014, by , updated on: 06:32pm, March 3, 2014

    More than ten thousand people lost power as the ice storm downed powerlines in north Mississippi.
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  • Emergency Officials Prepare For Winter Storm

    Posted on: 4:57 am, March 2, 2014, by

    Travel expected to become difficult across the region this afternoon.
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  • Mid-South Food Bank Feeds Growing Need

    Posted on: 3:31 pm, February 26, 2014, by , updated on: 05:05pm, February 26, 2014

    The Mid-South Food Bank has been expanding into more counties than ever, especially in Mississippi.
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  • Southaven Police Promote Crime Tracking

    Posted on: 12:38 pm, February 26, 2014, by , updated on: 05:03pm, February 26, 2014

    One local police department is getting the word out, that it’s sharing it’s crime information on a near real-time basis.

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  • Judge: No Probable Cause In Child Murder Case

    Posted on: 4:51 pm, February 25, 2014, by , and , updated on: 06:24pm, February 25, 2014

    The police chief says he plans to take the case to a grand jury.
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  • DeSoto Sheriff Puts Renewed Emphasis On DUI

    Posted on: 11:39 am, February 25, 2014, by , updated on: 05:01pm, February 25, 2014

    The DeSoto County Sheriff’s Department is putting a renewed emphasis on drunk and impaired driving.
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  • Zumba Returns To Hernando

    Posted on: 4:29 pm, February 24, 2014, by , updated on: 06:18pm, February 24, 2014

    A city that’s made it’s name promoting good health and fitness cuts a popular fitness class, and then reconsiders.
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  • Penny For Parks Plan Remains In Limbo

    Posted on: 3:05 pm, February 19, 2014, by , updated on: 04:38pm, February 19, 2014

    The so-called “Penny for Parks” Plan Southaven leaders touted almost four years ago, is likely to undergo some changes.
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  • Insurance Company Tells Armless Girl “Arms Aren’t Medically Necessary”

    Posted on: 2:59 pm, February 19, 2014, by , updated on: 06:33pm, February 21, 2014

    An insurance company says it won’t pay for arms for a girl, who lost hers in an accident.
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  • Probation Field Officer Responds

    Posted on: 4:12 pm, February 18, 2014, by , updated on: 06:43pm, February 18, 2014

    There are new developments in the story we reported about a DeSoto County probation field worker.
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