Dennis Washington dies from cancer, WBRC journalist and meteorologist cause of death and Obituary

Dennis Washington
Dennis Washington, WBRC journalist


Dennis Washington, a WBRC reporter, meteorologist, and multimedia journalist, passed away on February 14, 2023. Let’s see, how did the reporter die and his cause of death in detail.

How did Dennis Washington die? 

Former tornado chaser & TV journalist, and multimedia communications specialist for Alabama City has passed away. He died after a long battle against cancer.

This sad news was announced on social media by his close friends. Janice Rogers WBRC announced the passing of Dennis saying,

“I am heartbroken to have to let y’all know that our dear sweet Dennis Washington has passed away. He fought such a courageous battle against cancer.”, Rogers stated.

“Dennis was forever the optimist; he just told me on Thursday he hoped and felt like the new treatment he was on would work. He’d had so many setbacks—he had sought treatment at MD Anderson in Houston after doctors here said they could do no more.

Dennis is one of the best men I’ve ever known. Anyone who knew him felt the same way.”

“Stacy told me that he would love to read the comments on the updates I would share of his. She said he would read every one of them. So thank y’all for showing him so much love.

We’ve lost an incredible human being. “Please pray for Stacy – his daughters, and his entire family,” he wrote.

What happened to Dennis Washington?

Dennis Washington, Alabama Power multimedia communications specialist, and WBRC reporter, sadly passed away. He lost his battle against Acute Myeloid Leukemia.

He was survived by his loving wife, Stacy, and his daughters Morgan and Katelyn.

His wife Stacy stated that,

“I am devastated,- he was my soulmate. We loved each other unconditionally.”

According to his friends, Dennis Washington was the eternal optimist. He was calm, steady, and has a reassuring voice with a smile on his face. He underwent chemotherapies and various treatments and fought a courageous battle with cancer.

Who was Dennis Washington?

Dennis Washington works at Alabama Power in Birmingham, Alabama, as a multimedia communications professional.

In his spare time, he assists church leaders in developing successful development plans using social media evangelism and thoughtful communication techniques.

In March 2016, Dennis began performing independent contractor work for Alabama Power. He started working for Alabama Power full-time as a multimedia communications professional in March 2019.

He supports Alabama NewsCenter, the company’s “good news from home” website, on social media and with live streaming.


Dennis worked as a freelance online journalist before joining Alabama Power, where he assisted companies, churches, schools, and other groups in telling their stories via live streaming and social media.

For nearly 18 years, Dennis was a meteorologist, storm chaser, photographer, digital content director, and award-winning broadcaster at FOX6 WBRC-TV in Birmingham.

He oversaw the production, selection, and release of more than 25,000 stories and videos annually for the station’s websites, apps, and social media accounts.

Dennis Washington

Dennis devotes a lot of time to his family, church, and neighborhood. He has been married to his wife, Stacy, since 1997.  Morgan and Katelyn, their identical daughters, were born in 2001.

Dennis is a deacon and a part of the Deerfoot Church of Christ in Birmingham, Alabama. He was a member of the Maywood Christian Camp Board of Trustees.

For numerous church events, such as Exposure Youth Camp, SOAR Youth Rally, The AIM Conference, GULF Youth Experience, and Lads to Leaders, he has offered audio/video production and social media services. Dennis is a certified Amateur Radio operator and an Eagle Scout.

Honors and awards:

Dennis received numerous honors from the American Red Cross in 2003 for his work producing a fire safety training video for Hispanics that was aired on the FOX News Channel and other FOX TV stations during Hurricane Katrina and provided life-saving live coverage of several deadly tornado outbreaks.

He also designed and introduced podcasts and live internet streaming for FOX6.

Dennis Washington cause of death:

Dennis Washington was diagnosed with leukemia, a long time ago. He passed away at 10:37 a.m. this morning at the age of 49. The reporter, Dennis Washington cause of death was Leukemia. Leukemia is a cancer of the blood-forming tissues, including bone marrow that hinders ability to fight infections.

Dennis shared about his health condition last month on social media, saying,

“After two months on the previous clinical trial my leukemia doctors decided it was not going to put me back into remission – and keep me there – so today we’re moving on to a different trial.

The best way to describe my current condition is that we’re playing a fast game of Whack-A-Mole. I’ve been in remission several times since I started taking chemo last May, but each time I come out of remission within just 2-3 weeks because the remaining leukemia cells quickly mutate and replicate like weeds in the yard. The key to winning this war is finding a chemo mixture that smothers leukemia and keeps it from coming back”., he wrote.

Dennis stayed positive and battled leukemia. Unfortunately, he passed away today. Tributes flooded social media after the demise news broke out.

Condolences to Dennis Washington:

Rick Karle WVTM 13 posted,

The world lost a good man this morning. His wife Stacy would like me to pass along my thoughts on her husband and ask for your prayers. Dennis Washington was the eternal optimist.

Carson Young tweeted,

I am deeply saddened to hear Dennis Washington died. An alum of MSU’s meteorology program, a vet of the Birmingham news market, and one of the best guys you’ll ever meet. Proud to have known him. I know his illness is a distant memory as he’s made whole in the presence of Christ.

Brian Pope posted,

I’ve been sick to my stomach all afternoon hearing about my old friend Dennis Washington. Dennis passed away today after a long bout with Leukemia. We worked together for many years at Fox6 and he was one of the nicest guys you could ever meet.

Exposure Youth Camp posted,

Our brother, friend, encourager, confidant, meteorologist and technology extraordinaire Dennis Washington left this earth today to live without Leukemia in the arms of King Jesus. The Exposure family mourns today, but not as those who have no hope. We are looking forward to the reunion.

Maywood Christian Camp posted,

One of the best friends that Maywood Christian Camp could have, Dennis Washington, has passed away this morning. He was such a good, good guy that I will miss.


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