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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
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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, […]

  • 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)

    “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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    Davenport skating rink extends hours

    The River’s Edge announces extended hours for public skating this week for kids still on winter break. Admission is only $5 and skate rental is $3. Friday, Dec. 28th 11am-1pm, 2pm-4pm, 6pm-8pm, 8:15pm-10:15pm Saturday, Dec. 29th 12pm-2pm, 2:30pm-4:30pm, 5pm-8pm Sunday, Dec. 30th 3pm-5pm Monday, Dec. 31st 11am-1pm, 3:30pm-5:30pm Tuesday, Jan. 1 Closed for the holiday Click here for more news from Davenport and West Scott County

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    Quad City Moms Blog: Budget friendly roast to serve for Christmas dinner

    Bill Herrington from Hyvee explains that the pork crown roast is your best bet for a budget friendly meal to serve your guests this holiday season. Hyvee sells them for 4.99 per pound.  Herrington says he used a “Fat Boys” brand rub on the meat, then cooked it for 3 hours. His roast will serve 8-10 people. He garnished it with green kale and cranberries, then added a bread stuffing to the top.

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    Quad City Moms Blog: Taking Great Holiday Photos

    Kelli Hehlke from Bearfoot Photograpy shows the Quad City Moms Bloggers how to take great holiday photos at home, using any kind of camera. They recommend uploading your pictures to sites like Shutterfly, Minted, or Tiny Prints to design holiday cards.   Share your holiday photos with us – click here!   

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    Baby born on 12-12-12 has amazing story to tell

    A Quad City family has a great story to tell after their new baby was born on 12-12-12 in their living room. Ben Smith ran out of time to get Ashton Kettering to the hospital just after midnight Wednesday, December 12. He called 911, but it soon became clear that this baby wasn’t going to wait. Baby Orra Lynn came into the world, with the help of her dad, who was coached over the phone by dispatchers. Mom, baby Orra […]

  • Quad City Moms Blog: Hair care made easy

    Stacey from Pure Hair Studio in Davenport shows us low maintenance hair care.

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    Quad City Moms Blog: Saving money at the meat counter

    The Quad City Moms Blog visits the Hyvee meat counter to find out how a short chat with the butchers can save you money on your next shopping trip.


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