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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!

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    U of Iowa President faces no disciplinary action from comments on sexual assault

    University of Iowa President Sally Mason presented a six point plan to address the issue of sexual assaults on campus and the comments she made earlier this week to the Daily Iowan. On Thursday, February 27 Mason faced 200 University of Iowa students at an open forum aimed at generating ideas to make the campus a safer place. At the forum, she also revealed she too had been a victim of assault when she was in college. When asked about […]

  • First store ready to open in Davenport’s Elmore Marketplace

    Beauty Brands is ready for it’s ribbon-cutting Friday morning. It’s the first store to open in Davenport’s new Elmore Marketplace. The one-stop-shop for hair, skin and make-up products is located on Elmore Avenue, just north of the Lowe’s. Beauty Brands is a national chain with one other Iowa store in Clive. Store Manager Tammy Bell tells News 8 that the company is drawn to developments like the Marketplace. “I think that’s the way retail areas are going,” Bell explained. “People […]

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    Princess Diana’s wedding dress on display in the Quad Cities

    Starting Saturday, September 14th, people will be able to see Princess Diana’s wedding dress on display at the Putnam Museum in Davenport. “Diana: A Celebration” is a new exhibit showcasing the life of Princess Di from childhood to her royal wedding to her charity work. The centerpiece of that exhibit is her incredible wedding dress. Today the media was invited to see it taken out of its crate, by the only two people in the world authorized to touch it. […]

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    Iowa School Board Election Results

    Voters cast their ballots Tuesday on the Iowa side of the Quad Cities for new members of their school boards. The school board election results are posted here.

  • Quad City volunteers help demolish homes in Moore, OK

    More than a dozen volunteers from the Quad Cities and Dubuque, IA are in Moore, Oklahoma this week. For many it’s a return trip after their last mission trip in the days after the May 2013 tornado. During their last visit, the group from Adventure Christian Church in Davenport cooked hundreds of hot dogs and hamburgers to serve to the families and fellow volunteers. This time they’re really getting their hands dirty, helping demolish the gutted homes. Here’s video sent […]

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    Future QC rockers meet members of Matchbox 20

    Local music students at the QC Rock Academy got to hang out and chat with Rob Thomas and the members of Matchbox 20.

  • 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!


    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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