Dennis Bounds has co-anchored KING 5 News at 5, 6:30 and 11 p.m. since December 1994, KING 5 News at 10 p.m. since 2002, and KING 5 News at 7 since 2013. He began his tenure at KING 5 News in 1991, when he was hired to co-anchor KING 5's morning and noon newscasts.
Aside from his anchoring duties, Bounds has done a number of special reports. He reported from the Democratic National Convention in Chicago in 1996, the summer Olympic Games in Atlanta in 1996, the winter Olympic Games in Vancouver in 2010, the NBA finals in Chicago in 1996 when Seattle had a basketball team called the Sonics, and Super Bowl XL in Detroit. Bounds also traveled to Bosnia following the implementation of the Dayton Peace Accord, to report on the involvement of Western Washingtonians in that part of the world. And he was the only local television reporter to interview the Dalia Lama on his visit to Seattle in 2008. He also moderated a number of political debates from U.S. Senate, to Seattle mayor to King County executive.
Over the course of his extensive career in television news he has worked at stations in Fargo, ND, Orlando, FL, Minneapolis, MN, Shreveport, LA and finally Seattle, which he considers his last, best stop. He has involved himself in the community by making numerous appearances at schools and charity auctions and fundraisers. He was a board member for Special Olympics Washington and an advisory board member of Habitat for Humanity Seattle-King County.
Bounds graduated from the University of North Dakota in 1974 with a bachelor of arts degree in sociology. He is married and is fortunate to have his three adult children all living in the Seattle area.