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

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

    Posted on: 9:28 pm, February 11, 2013, by , updated on: 09:29pm, February 11, 2013

    Infertility affects thousands of American couples and yet so many of them suffer in silence. They’re afraid to tell their...
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  • Quad City Moms Blog: Healthy snacks in a hurry

    Posted on: 4:10 pm, January 31, 2013, by , updated on: 07:08pm, January 31, 2013

    100 Calorie Packs- Put 8 almonds, 5 chocolate chips and a tablespoon of raisins in a small snack size bag....
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  • Quad City Moms Blog: Music and movement classes for parents and kids

    Posted on: 8:25 pm, January 24, 2013, by

    Music, Movement and Me is a class for parents and kids in the Quad Cities. They’re led by teacher Adrienne...
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  • Relief for Chronic Sinus Problems

    Posted on: 8:53 pm, January 23, 2013, by

    People dealing with chronic sinus problems don’t get much relief from over-the-counter medications. They had few options; the most invasive...
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  • “Ray Bandit” arrested, accused of 17 bank robberies

    Posted on: 8:35 pm, January 21, 2013, by , updated on: 08:25am, January 22, 2013

    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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    The FBI dubbed this man the "Ray Bandit" because of the sunglasses he wears during bank robberies.  Three of the 13 banks he's accused of robbing are in the Quad Cities area.  (photo from FBI)
  • Quad City Moms Blog: Chiropractic for Pregnant Women

    Posted on: 8:01 pm, January 17, 2013, by

    Dr. Traci Nelson shows how prenatal chiropractic care can provide pain relief for the mother, while preparing the baby for...
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  • Power to the Patient: Laproscopic Procedures

    Posted on: 3:21 pm, January 14, 2013, by

    Dr. Doug Khoury from the Mississippi Valley Surgery Center explains why more procedures can be done laproscopically. That means a...
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  • Davenport skating rink extends hours

    Posted on: 4:31 pm, December 27, 2012, by

    The River’s Edge announces extended hours for public skating this week for kids still on winter break. Admission is only...
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  • Quad City Moms Blog: Budget friendly roast to serve for Christmas dinner

    Posted on: 9:01 pm, December 20, 2012, by

    Bill Herrington from Hyvee explains that the pork crown roast is your best bet for a budget friendly meal to...
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  • Quad City Moms Blog: Taking Great Holiday Photos

    Posted on: 3:08 pm, December 13, 2012, by , updated on: 03:09pm, December 13, 2012

    Kelli Hehlke from Bearfoot Photograpy shows the Quad City Moms Bloggers how to take great holiday photos at home, using...
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  • Baby born on 12-12-12 has amazing story to tell

    Posted on: 9:35 pm, December 12, 2012, by

    A Quad City family has a great story to tell after their new baby was born on 12-12-12 in their...
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