Dean Blevins Biography
Dean Blevins is an American journalist who is working for KWTV-DT as the sports director since 2001. He joined the News 9 team in 1997. Additionally, he has served the station for more than 2 and a half decades. Further, he has served in the broadcasting industry for more than 3 decades.
How Old is Dean Blevins?
Blevins was born in 1956. He is 66 years old as of 2022.
Dean Blevins Height / Measurements
Blevins is of average body stature and stands at an approximate height of 5 feet and 7 inches.
Dean Blevins Partner/Wife
Blevins exchanged vows with his wife, Sarah on April 24th, 1998. In 2022, they celebrated their 24th anniversary. The couple raised three kids together. They reside in Oklahoma City. Sarah celebrates her birthday on October 20th. However, we will update information about his spouse once it’s available.
Dean Blevins Kids / Children
Blevins raised three kids with his wife, his biological son, Carson Luke, and two stepsons, Chris and Ross. Both Chris and Ross are the University of Oklahoma alumni. Carson was born on November 1st, 1999, and is 23 years old as of 2022. However, we will update this information about his children once it’s available.
Dean Blevins Family / Relatives
Blevins manages to keep information regarding his parents away from the limelight. Even so, he was born and raised in Norman, Oklahoma. Moreover, his mom is named Rachel Claudine while his father was named Dexter Blevins. Additionally, he has two brothers. We will update this information once it’s available.
Dean Blevins Education
Upon completion of his high school education, Blevins went on to join the University of Oklahoma. After completing his undergraduate studies in 1978, he became its alumnus with a Bachelor’s degree in Journalism. While at the college, he served as a quarterback and played on state championship teams in 1974 and 1975. From 1974 to 1977, he served on four Big 8 Championship teams.
Also, he played basketball at college. In over 6 decades, he serves as the last player to letter in both football and basketball in the same season at the school. Moreover, while in high school, he served as an All-American in football and basketball. Further, the Tulsa Tribune dubbed him the 1974 Oklahoma High School Basketball Player. To boot, he was chosen into the inaugural class of the Norman High School Basketball Hall of Fame.
Dean Blevins Career
Blevins serves KWTV-DT as the sports director since 2001. He joined the News 9 team in 1997. Additionally, he has served the station for more than 2 and a half decades. Further, he has served in the broadcasting industry for more than 3 decades. Moreover, he attained an Emmy award twice. Also, the National Sportswriters and Sportscasters Association elected him the Oklahoma Sportscaster of the Year eight times.
On top of that, he serves as an anchor of NEWS 9 Sports weekdays and co-anchors the highly-notable nationwide“Oklahoma Sports Blitz” on Sunday nights. Aside from his TV broadcasts, he serves as a co-host of the popular weekday drive-time radio program, “The Total Dominance Hour” on The Sports Animal in Oklahoma City. Withal, has served as a host of his own website since 1990.
The University of Oklahoma honored him with the 2014 Distinguished Alumni Award of the Gaylord College of Journalism and Mass Communications. Further, he is a March of Dimes Sports Headliner recipient of the Bob Hersom Award for his decades of excellence in journalism. Moreover, the Oklahoma Associated Press Broadcasters gave him a number of first-place honors for Sportscast and News Excellence.
The Society of Professional Oklahoma Pro Chapter awarded him various first-place honors for TV Sports Reporting. In addition to that, his success and encounters in athletics assist him to bring personal discernment to his sports broadcast. In 1974, he attained All-State honors in football, track, and basketball. Also, the Oklahoma Coaches Association elected him “Oklahoma High School Athlete of the Year.”
Furthermore, he obtained the “Jim Thorpe Award,” an award given to the best athlete in Oklahoma. In 1975, he gained the Jay Meyer Award, an award granted to the top scholar-athlete at the University of Oklahoma. Sport Magazine voted him as one of America’s 10 best-dressed men in sports. Additionally, he served as an announcer for college football and basketball games for 25 years, counting 14 years for CBS, ABC, and ESPN.
Beginning in 1985, he served as a host of coaches’ TV and radio programs for notable figures. For instance, Barry Switzer, Bob Stoops, Jerry Jones, Eddie Sutton, and currently for OU Head Coach Lincoln Riley. Else, he serves as a charter member of the Oklahoma Golf Hall of Fame Board of Directors. Blevins serves the Salvation Army on the Board of Directors.
Actively, he is involved in the community and has served as a host of charity golf tournaments. For instance, the Dean Blevins Arthritis Classic, the Dean Blevins Infant Crisis Center Golf Charity, and the Dean Blevins Christmas Connection Classic. On a side note, he is a devoted golfer who spends most of his time with his family.
Additionally, he serves as an active member of the Football Writers Association of America. Since 1984, he has voted for the Heisman Trophy. The American Diabetes Association dubbed him the Oklahoma Father of the Year in 2003.
Blevins works with KWTV-DT where he serves alongside his fellow anchors, reporters, and meteorologists such as;
- Robin Marsh
- Karl Torp
- Bobbie Miller
- Lisa Monahan
- Sylvia Corkill
- Storme Jones
- Tevis Hillis
- David Payne
- Cassie Heiter
How Much Does Dean Blevins Earn?
Blevins receives an annual income ranging between $30,000 and $90,000.
How Much is Dean Blevins Worth?
Through Blevins’s career as sports director, he has been able to accumulate a net worth that ranges between $1 Million and $ 5 Million.
Dean Blevins Injury/Surgery/Food Poisoning
In August 2018, Blevins underwent surgery for the repair of a ruptured disc in his lower back. Also, he voiced that since 1990, he has encountered more than 20 surgeries. Also, he’ll have to undergo surgery for the replacement of his left knee and left shoulder.
“I’ve had back problems for 25 years. This was a success. There was immediate relief from pain. I’m well beyond 20 surgeries. I stopped counting. I had to fill out some paperwork recently, and I couldn’t remember them all. Fortunately, I’ve had good luck with all of them.”He voiced.
In January 2009, he suffered a head injury after slipping on ice and hitting his head on concrete in Emond while on his way to work out. Further, neighboors found him and he was rushed to the OU Medical Center in Oklahoma City.
In 1992, at about 4 a.m., Blevins woke up after experiencing diarrhea, vomiting, and cramps in his legs. He was rushed to the Baptist Hospital emergency room and it was discovered that he suffered from food poisoning.
“I was real close to just being completely out of body fluids. Had I not gone in pretty soon, it would have been fatal. But I responded very, very quickly, much quicker than they expected overnight. I had gone from a 102.5 temperature and being deathly sick to feeling good enough to be released and go home the next day. So, I went home and thought things were fine. But they weren’t. ”
Later, due to urological surgery in January he underwent plus the prescribed steroids to speed the healing process, he got readmitted to the hospital with a stomach virus two days after his release from the hospital. “When it hit, it hit with a vengeance. It went all over my body, from the tip of my toes literally to the top of my scalp, with scabs. I had lesions all over my body. When a doctor saw that, he rushed me into a hospital room because he said that the infection could easily get into my brain and in my eyes.” He voiced.
Further, he was rushed to the hospital as the infection would have easily spread to his brain and eyes. Following his more than a week stay at the hospital, he was released on a Thursday afternoon. After his discharge from the hospital, he experienced a high body temperature of more than 102 for nearly a week. Due to this, the doctors feared that the infection had spread to his eyes and brain thus caused permanent damage. However, the temperature came down and he recuperated well.
Dean Blevins Facebook, Twitter
Blevins is active on his social media accounts. He has about 9.7K followers on his Facebook Page and about 35.9K followers on his Twitter account.