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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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    Walmart is coming to Rock Island. On Monday, November 19th, 2012, city council voted 7-0 to buy 10 properties in and around the Watch Tower Plaza off 11th Street. The city will demolish them to make way for Walmart, which is expected to start construction in Spring 2013 and be completed before Christmas 2013. Mayor Dennis Pauley says the new development is estimated to create approximately 400 jobs and bring in around $1.3 million a year in sales tax revenue. […]

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    Quad City Moms Blog: Recipe for Cola Roast

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    Quad City Moms Blog: Bolognese Sauce

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    Quad City Moms Blog: Chicken and Wild Rice Soup Recipe

    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

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  • Galena, Illinois: The QCA’s “Snowiest Spot”

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    Quad City Moms Blog: Arroz con Pollo Recipe

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  • Quad City Moms Blog: Finding a good babysitter

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  • Long line on “Hot Dog Lady’s last day

    Joan Hill, known as Rock Island’s “Hot Dog Lady”, is lowering the umbrella over her lunch cart for the last time. After 20 years serving hot dogs, Hill says her children helped her make the tough decision that it was time to shut down the cart. Many of her long time customers lined up to see her one last time.

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    Quad City Moms Blog: Celebrating Midwives

    In honor of National Midwifery Week, the Quad City Moms Blog is dedicating its posts this week to the stories and experiences about midwives. It’s a topic that writer Camye Halvorson is passionate about after a midwife attended all three of her children’s births. “There are not that many things in life that I feel very passionate about, but midwives are one of them,” she explains. “I had such a great experience that I want other people to share that […]

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    Quad City Moms Blog: Design on a Dime

    Quad City Moms Blog writer Heather Stocking say it’s all about the thrill of the hunt. She explains how she furnished and decorated her 4-year-old daughter’s room for under $200, hitting up Craigslist, garage sales, and used furniture stores.

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    Incredible Pizza in Davenport closing its doors

    Davenport’s Incredible Pizza location is closing its doors permanently. An employee at the restaurant confirmed the information to News 8 Tuesday evening over the phone. There is also a sign posted on the door of the restaurant on E. Kimberly Road. It says that the restaurant is closing and thanks their loyal customers. No one at the restaurant was able to answer any further questions about the closure. Employees referred our questions to their corporate office. It’s unclear what people […]


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