Denise Hnytka


Denise is proud to be the co-anchor of News 8 at 5, 6 and 10.

Her career recently brought her back to the Quad Cities, where it started back in 2005.

Denise has been anchoring and reporting since her first days on the air at Western Illinois University. She graduated with a degree in broadcasting and a minor in economics. She did her summer internship at WQAD, before leaving for her first job.

She headed west to Sioux City, Iowa, where she spent two years as a reporter and anchor for KMEG 14. She got the chance to interview nearly every presidential candidate in the 2008 race.

Denise's job then took her to Wichita, Kansas where she anchored the weekend newscasts at KWCH 12.

Her reporting about the discovery of 96 neglected pit bulls in Kay County, Oklahoma earned her an Emmy nomination.

Denise lives with her husband in Davenport. They love to travel together, recently taking trips to Italy, Greece and Costa Rica. Denise is learning how to cook, loves good books and roots for the Chicago Bears!

Recent Articles

  • Moline band Highfives and Handshakes brings music to News 8

    Posted on: 9:10 pm, March 7, 2014, by

    Six Moline teens brought their music to the News 8 studios. The members of “Highfives and Handshakes” describe their music...
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  • U of Iowa President faces no disciplinary action from comments on sexual assault

    Posted on: 5:42 pm, February 28, 2014, by

    University of Iowa President Sally Mason presented a six point plan to address the issue of sexual assaults on campus...
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    University of Iowa President Sally Mason 2-25-14 photo by Bill Adams on the University of Iowa website
  • First store ready to open in Davenport’s Elmore Marketplace

    Posted on: 9:44 pm, December 4, 2013, by , updated on: 10:37pm, December 4, 2013

    Beauty Brands is ready for it’s ribbon-cutting Friday morning. It’s the first store to open in Davenport’s new Elmore Marketplace....
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  • Princess Diana’s wedding dress on display in the Quad Cities

    Posted on: 7:27 pm, September 11, 2013, by , updated on: 08:20pm, September 11, 2013

    Starting Saturday, September 14th, people will be able to see Princess Diana’s wedding dress on display at the Putnam Museum...
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  • Iowa School Board Election Results

    Posted on: 9:05 pm, September 10, 2013, by , updated on: 09:07pm, September 10, 2013

    Voters cast their ballots Tuesday on the Iowa side of the Quad Cities for new members of their school boards....
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    School classroom/American Flag
  • Quad City volunteers help demolish homes in Moore, OK

    Posted on: 3:23 pm, July 15, 2013, by

    More than a dozen volunteers from the Quad Cities and Dubuque, IA are in Moore, Oklahoma this week. For many...
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  • Future QC rockers meet members of Matchbox 20

    Posted on: 7:41 pm, July 10, 2013, by , updated on: 08:46am, July 11, 2013

    Local music students at the QC Rock Academy got to hang out and chat with Rob Thomas and the members of Matchbox 20.
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  • News 8 Follows Quad City Volunteers To Moore, Oklahoma

    Posted on: 4:26 am, May 24, 2013, by , updated on: 03:21pm, May 25, 2013

    A group of about a dozen volunteers from the Quad Cities arrived in Moore, Oklahoma with donated food and supplies for a community devastated by a powerful tornado.
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  • Veterans spending the day on the Honor Flight

    Posted on: 8:17 pm, April 25, 2013, by , updated on: 10:14pm, April 25, 2013

    Quad City area veterans and their families spent the day in Washington, D.C, thanks to the Honor Flight. The group...
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  • Prank 911 call blamed for standoff near WIU in Macomb

    Posted on: 8:43 pm, March 6, 2013, by and , updated on: 08:42am, March 7, 2013

    Updated: A five-hour police standoff at a home in Macomb, Illinois was reportedly started with a prank call to 911.
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  • Trivia Night raises money for preeclampsia awareness

    Posted on: 4:16 pm, March 1, 2013, by

    For the 7th year, a Quad City family is hosting “Trivia Night” at the Walcott Coliseum in Walcott, Iowa. The...
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  • Quad City Moms Blog: Valentine’s Day Makeover

    Posted on: 8:37 pm, February 14, 2013, by , updated on: 08:38pm, February 14, 2013

    The Quad City Moms Blog helped make the day of a mom with a special Valentine’s Day makeover. Sara Siokis...
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