About Dennis House

Named one of the “12 Most Influential People” by Hartford Magazine, Eyewitness News anchor and Face the State moderator Dennis House has been a mainstay on Channel 3 since 1992.  A native New Englander and Emmy award-winning journalist, Dennis co-anchors Eyewitness News at 5PM and 6PM news and interviews politicians and newsmakers on Face the State, the critically acclaimed Sunday morning political show. Often times what an elected official or candidate says to Dennis on Face the State, is picked up by local and national media organizations including the Wall Street Journal, the Washington Post, the Politico, MSNBC and others. He is also the author of the popular blog “the Hartfordite.”

Dennis also serves a moderator of the station’s political debates and is an Emmy award winner, who’s  been nominated for dozens of Emmys.    In 2017, he was inducted into the National Academy of Arts and Sciences Silver Circle.

Dennis has traveled extensively to cover breaking news events and find the Connecticut angle for the viewers at home. On September 11, 2001, he reported live from lower Manhattan talking with Connecticut survivors of the terrorist attack on New York. Eight and a half years earlier, he reported live from the World Trade Center after it was attacked the first time by terrorists using a truck bomb.


Among Dennis’ other live reports from the scene: the funeral of Pope John Paul II, the O.J. Simpson trial, a World Series, a presidential inauguration, conventions,  a Final Four, and coverage of storms and natural disasters.

Dennis previously anchored what was then Eyewitness News Daybreak in the mid 1990s, during which time the program became Connecticut’s No. 1 morning news broadcast, and one of his co-anchors was Mika Brzezinski.   He then moved up to anchor Eyewitness News at 5:30 with Gayle King.   For nearly twenty years he anchored Eyewitness News at 11, which became the most watched late newscast in Connecticut.


Dennis got his start in television news at WPRI-TV in Providence, R.I., and then moved on to become the assignment manager at WMUR-TV in Manchester, N.H. From there, he went to WREX-TV in Rockford, Ill., where he worked as a weekend anchor.   One of his exclusive interviews was with Ronald Reagan.   He was later a weekend sports anchor and news reporter at WWMT-TV in Grand Rapids, Michigan.

Dennis was born and raised in Norwood, Mass.,and graduated from Xaverian Brothers High School. He holds a bachelor’s degree in foreign affairs from Assumption College. He is proud to live in Hartford with his wife, Eyewitness News anchor Kara Sundlun and their children. The two are very involved in the renaissance of your capital city. In his spare time Dennis enjoys coaching his son’s football and basketball teams, spending time with his family, playing golf, racquetball, painting, going to the beach and researching his Italian heritage. He also tackles home improvement projects and loves to tinker with his antique Buick.

He and Kara volunteer their time to help with charitable organizations and they are helping launch the Denise D’Ascenzo Foundation, named for his longtime co-anchor, TV wife, “sister” and best friend.

He has described his job as “absolutely awesome,” saying, “I love journalism and I love television. I feel very blessed to have a job that allows me to meet so many people, both here in Connecticut and beyond.”

In 2018 Dennis was inducted into the Silver Circle of the New England Chapter of Television Arts and Sciences for his years of service to the viewers of Connecticut.   You can watch that right here:     https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=iyKrcte6P7E

Contact Dennis: dennis.house@wfsb.com

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  1. Waw goody goody malloy want cut tax 1per cent hi can keep it. I am shoppinf for new SUV A MUCH AM” i going to save his very I NEVER LIKED HIM AND STILL I DON’T WHY ARE WE PAING TAX ON SOCIAL SECURETY LOL


  2. want to know about a teacher that molested a student in 81 and had an abortion and is still a teacher there? Why wasn’t she sent to prison? This guy that I have been with now for 5 years is so messed up in the head because of her and the cover up by the the school district and the police. How many other young men did she molest? This guy will never be right because of what she did. Now I am suffering because he has been tainted by this woman that he trusted as a teacher who in return used him for her own sick sexual needs. He had only been in the U,S. for two years and was still learning the language as was his family. They were all scared when this happened. She messed him up so much that he thinks she still loves him. The school knew and slipped it under the rug. She lives in Glastonbury and is 70 yrs old. He told me that her husband said he’d put a bullet in his head when he found out.The teacher had an abortion and went on with her life. This guy is so messed up about this after all these years that he can’t have a normal relationship. He is still trying to protect her at 53 yrs of age. That is the enormity of what she did to his head. Sick I have no idea why she wasn’t imprisoned I am torn giving you this news because I don’t want to hurt him more but how does she just have a good life like she never fucked this (kid) guy up to the point that he can’t be “normal” or even forget about it? He brings it up every fucking night. Ya, he needs a shrink but it’s not his fault. How would the parents now like to hear this? Is he the only one she molested? Why did the school sweep it under the rug? This is hard for me to do. That is why I have not given you her name. I know it. I am more worried about my boyfriends pain if this comes out. It should and it is probably what he needs to help him get on. The publicity is what I fear will do him in. He still thinks she is good. He would be hurt if she is hurt. That’s how much she messed with him! Anyway, I’ll think about it some more. It is very serious and If I give the name , It’s out there. I just have to weigh whether or not at this point I should protect his mind or let the molester teacher get her due. I think He and his family were taken advantage of by the school because they had just arrived from Puerto Rico.He still has all the cards that his “teacher” gave him. I might mess him up more if I do this. I’m scared about that. But, I know he is a head case because of her. I have to hear it all the time. He needs help and she should not be teaching. If you can give me some advise I would like that. I just want him to be able to be happy with himself and have a good life like his teacher has.I really need to think hard about this! I know what needs to happen to the teacher but, At what cost to him? I wish I could tell you and leave him out of it. I don’t think he could take it. It is very difficult. So, if you have any advise for me you can email me because I am between a rock and a VERY hard place See justice or protect a fragile mind of a good man (that is now mental because of her) Sorry if it sounded like a rant but. it is all true and thank you for even reading this. At least, people should be more aware of who is with there kids and how things can get covered up!


  3. I’m not sure if this is where I can ask you a question I’m very technically stumped. I trust you can find the truth to this…
    The $1200 stimulus check that has been issued is actually going to be deducted from our income tax 2020 filing!! I saw where ??Hunner J posted on TicToc yesterday he displayed a bill written by Congress under HR 748 subtitle B under Rebates and individual provisions #21 -25 I believe pg 145-147 I tried to get as much info as I could. If this is true we should be informed about it now. Trump is acting like he just did the lower income people a hugh favor. I’m heartsick worrying about having to pay this back. Please I hope this finds it’s way to you. I trust you to give us the truth. Thank you


  4. Tonights Face the State Question.

    We need Governor Lamont to address the issue of forcing people back to work in phase 1 who are medically compromised.

    Can you please ask the Governor if he can put a mandate that severely compromised workers – such as severe asthmatics and diabetics regardless of their age and also if they live with people who are elderly and compromised do not have to return to work in Phase 1 and not get fired or lose their unemployment benefits.

    Thank you so much,


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