Dave "Dino" DeNatale is a 20-year veteran of broadcasting and journalism with a strong background covering sports at all levels in Northeast Ohio.
You can see Dino in a variety of different platforms at WKYC. He joins Jim Donovan weeknights for the award-winning Donovan Live Postgame Show on WKYC's Facebook Live. He also is the play-by-play announcer for the WKYC.com High School Football Game of the Week, and has hosted WKYC.com's coverage of the NFL Draft for the past two years. Dino has also written several longform pieces at WKYC.com, including his revelation about his years long battle with depression.
Dino came to WKYC in 2016 after spending the previous six years as a producer, host and anchor at ESPN 850 WKNR-AM in Cleveland, where he co-hosted "The Bruce Hooley Show" and hosted "ESPN Cleveland Tonight." He also served as the play-by-play announcer for ESPN Cleveland's popular "High School Hysteria" football broadcasts.
Prior to coming to ESPN Cleveland, Dino was the Sports Director for Lorain County radio stations WOBL and WDLW. He was the "Voice of the Yeomen" for Oberlin College football and basketball for eight seasons. Dino also was the first play-by-play voice of the Lake Erie Crushers professional baseball team that captured the Frontier League championship in its inaugural season.
Dino is a 1993 graduate of Strongsville High School and a 1997 graduate of Bowling Green State University. Dino returned to his alma mater for two separate stints as the network studio host for the Bowling Green Falcon football and basketball radio broadcasts from 2000-02 and 2009-15.
While at WOBL and WDLW, Dino was named the 2004 Ohio Associated Press "Best Sports Broadcaster" and led his stations to the 2006 and 2008 Ohio AP “Outstanding Sports Operation” Award. He also received the 2008 Ohio AP "Best Regularly Scheduled Sports" Award for his morning sports reports.
In 2016, the Ohio High School Athletic Association's Northeast District gave Dino its "Media Award," honoring him for his career of covering high school sports in Northeast Ohio.