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: Hair care made easy

    Posted on: 6:37 pm, December 6, 2012, by , updated on: 01:01pm, December 7, 2012

    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

    Posted on: 9:13 pm, November 29, 2012, by

    The Quad City Moms Blog visits the Hyvee meat counter to find out how a short chat with the butchers...
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  • Walmart To Bring Jobs, New Life to Rock Island’s 11th Street

    Posted on: 7:13 pm, November 19, 2012, by and , updated on: 10:37pm, November 19, 2012

    Walmart is coming to Rock Island. On Monday, November 19th, 2012, city council voted 7-0 to buy 10 properties in...
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  • Quad City Moms Blog: Recipe for Cola Roast

    Posted on: 3:56 pm, November 15, 2012, by

    This week’s recipe lets the crock pot do the work. Cola Roast calls for a two pound rump roast, kept...
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  • Quad City Moms Blog: Bolognese Sauce

    Posted on: 3:03 pm, November 8, 2012, by , updated on: 03:04pm, November 8, 2012

    Sandi Olsen shares a favorite family recipe for Bolognese sauce. She serves it over spaghetti noodles for a quick and...
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  • Quad City Moms Blog: Chicken and Wild Rice Soup Recipe

    Posted on: 4:42 pm, November 1, 2012, by , updated on: 05:33pm, November 1, 2012

    From the kitchen of Ally Billhorn of Wilton, IA. Click here to print the recipe.
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  • Two arrested after Iowa bank robbery, chase and police shot

    Posted on: 6:46 pm, October 30, 2012, by , updated on: 09:52am, October 31, 2012

    Two suspects who allegedly robbed a bank and shot at police as they fled were arrested after a manhunt in northwestern Iowa.
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    Jeremiah Mumford and William Clayton
  • Galena, Illinois: The QCA’s “Snowiest Spot”

    Posted on: 7:52 pm, October 29, 2012, by , updated on: 09:07am, October 30, 2012

    The Illinois resort town gets the most frequent and consistent snow out of anywhere in the Quad Cities area.
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  • Quad City Moms Blog: Arroz con Pollo Recipe

    Posted on: 3:02 pm, October 25, 2012, by , updated on: 03:25pm, October 25, 2012

    News 8 and the Quad City Moms Blog are teaming up to share secret family recipes. This week features Puerto Rican comfort food.
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  • Quad City Moms Blog: Finding a good babysitter

    Posted on: 9:17 pm, October 18, 2012, by , updated on: 09:20pm, October 18, 2012

    Writers and readers of the Quad City Moms Blog discuss how to find a good babysitter in the Quad City...
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  • Long line on “Hot Dog Lady’s last day

    Posted on: 2:18 pm, October 12, 2012, by

    Joan Hill, known as Rock Island’s “Hot Dog Lady”, is lowering the umbrella over her lunch cart for the last...
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  • Quad City Moms Blog: Celebrating Midwives

    Posted on: 2:29 pm, October 11, 2012, by , updated on: 08:33pm, October 11, 2012

    In honor of National Midwifery Week, the Quad City Moms Blog is dedicating its posts this week to the stories...
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