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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
  • News 8 Follows Quad City Volunteers To Moore, Oklahoma

    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

    Quad City area veterans and their families spent the day in Washington, D.C, thanks to the Honor Flight. The group took off early Thursday morning on the 22nd Quad City Honor Flight. The World War II and Korean War veterans spent the day visiting the memorials that honor their service. The next Honor Flight is planned for May 23rd. To sign up a veteran, follow this link to find an application form. http://www.honorflightqc.com/

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    Prank 911 call blamed for standoff near WIU in Macomb

    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

    For the 7th year, a Quad City family is hosting “Trivia Night” at the Walcott Coliseum in Walcott, Iowa. The event honors Shelly, who died at the age of 25, due to complications caused by preeclampsia. The disorder affects pregnant women. The event will be held on March 2nd. Doors open at 6pm and trivia starts at 7pm. Reservations suggested. Email: John Warner at quadcitiespromisewalk@gmail.com Call: Kelly at the Walcott Coliseum 563-284-5165 The money raised benefits the Preeclampsia Foundation and […]

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    Quad City Moms Blog: Valentine’s Day Makeover

    The Quad City Moms Blog helped make the day of a mom with a special Valentine’s Day makeover. Sara Siokis won a head to toe makeover, with help from Pure Hair Studio stylist Stacey Spillum. Sara also received a new outfit from Charm, a boutique in Bettendorf. Sara’s husband Jim was there to see the big reveal!

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    The Family Picture: Two couples’ stories of infertility and adoption

    Infertility affects thousands of American couples and yet so many of them suffer in silence. They’re afraid to tell their friends and family, all the while enduring countless medical tests and treatments. In a special report, News 8 sat down with two Quad City couples who decided to share their struggles to start a family and the odd coincidence they both share. Few things are as hopeful as a family picture. Few things are as joyful. But for years, few […]

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    Quad City Moms Blog: Healthy snacks in a hurry

    100 Calorie Packs- Put 8 almonds, 5 chocolate chips and a tablespoon of raisins in a small snack size bag. Fruit Dip- Stir a spoonful of peanut butter, a drizzle of honey and a sprinkle of cinnamon into a container of Greek yogurt. Serve with apples, grapes or strawberries. Veggie Dip- Combine a handful of spinach, half of a large container of cottage cheese and a half packet of ranch dressing mix using a food processor or blender. Serve with […]

  • Quad City Moms Blog: Music and movement classes for parents and kids

    Music, Movement and Me is a class for parents and kids in the Quad Cities. They’re led by teacher Adrienne Biskie. She says the classes work both sides of a child’s brain, between the songs and the movements that go with them. Parents attend the classes and participate in the activities with their kids. Her classes are taught in ten week sessions, one class per week. Each class is 45 minutes long. To get more information about her classes, click […]

  • Relief for Chronic Sinus Problems

    People dealing with chronic sinus problems don’t get much relief from over-the-counter medications. They had few options; the most invasive being surgery. But now a procedure offered in the Quad Cities might be the solution. It’s called balloon sinuplasty. It uses a slim device with a small balloon filled with water to dialate the sinus. It takes about 15 minutes and the patient can stay awake the whole time. Dr. Michael Tomek explains how it helped one of his patients, […]

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    “Ray Bandit” arrested, accused of 17 bank robberies

    The man the FBI calls the "Ray Bandit" was caught January 15th near Chicago, after police say he fled the scene of a bank robbery in Elgin, Illinois.

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    Quad City Moms Blog: Chiropractic for Pregnant Women

    Dr. Traci Nelson shows how prenatal chiropractic care can provide pain relief for the mother, while preparing the baby for delivery.

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    Power to the Patient: Laproscopic Procedures

    Dr. Doug Khoury from the Mississippi Valley Surgery Center explains why more procedures can be done laproscopically. That means a smaller incision, with less pain and shorter recovery time for the patient.

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