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: Design on a Dime

    Posted on: 4:01 pm, October 4, 2012, by , updated on: 04:12pm, October 4, 2012

    Quad City Moms Blog writer Heather Stocking say it’s all about the thrill of the hunt. She explains how she...
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  • Incredible Pizza in Davenport closing its doors

    Posted on: 8:15 pm, October 2, 2012, by and , updated on: 07:44am, October 3, 2012

    Davenport’s Incredible Pizza location is closing its doors permanently. An employee at the restaurant confirmed the information to News 8...
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    Incredible Pizza logo
  • Rhythm City Casino sale falls apart

    Posted on: 4:33 pm, September 27, 2012, by

    The pending sale of the Rhythm City Casino gaming boat has fallen apart.
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    rhythm city
  • Quad City Mom’s Blog: Fall Apple Recipes

    Posted on: 2:46 pm, September 27, 2012, by , updated on: 10:46am, October 2, 2012

    Quad City Mom’s Blog writer Marie Feehan shares some new recipes for the apples she and her family picked this...
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  • Inmate escapes from work detail in Keokuk

    Posted on: 2:25 pm, September 17, 2012, by , updated on: 08:57am, September 18, 2012

    The Iowa Department of Corrections is looking for Steven Adcock, a minimum outs worker from John Bennett Unit At Fort...
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    Steven Adcock
  • Niabi Zoo loses AZA accreditation

    Posted on: 2:52 pm, September 10, 2012, by , updated on: 04:15pm, September 10, 2012

    Niabi Zoo is no longer accredited by the Association of Zoos and Aquariums. The non-profit organization awards accreditation based on...
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    elephant at Niabi Zoo
  • Quad City Mom’s Blog: Best At Home Exercises

    Posted on: 4:07 pm, September 6, 2012, by

    The Quad City Mom’s Bloggers say there’s not always time to get to the gym when you’re raising young children....
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  • News 8 Exclusive: Eyewitness credits pilot with saving lives before air show crash

    Posted on: 9:58 pm, September 3, 2012, by

    A couple traveling across the country says they’re still shaken up after what they saw while driving on I-80 through...
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  • Quad City Mom’s Blog: Creative ideas for healthy school lunches

    Posted on: 3:19 pm, August 30, 2012, by , updated on: 03:27pm, August 30, 2012

    The Quad City Mom’s Bloggers have some creative ideas for school lunches. The key, they say, is sneaking in healthy...
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  • Watch: Quad City fans make a cameo in a Rodney Atkins country music video

    Posted on: 3:02 pm, August 24, 2012, by , updated on: 09:24pm, August 26, 2012

    Country music star Rodney Atkins has released his official music video for his new single, “Just Wanna Rock and Roll”....
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  • Quad City Moms Blog: Grab and Go Breakfast Recipes

    Posted on: 4:05 pm, August 23, 2012, by , updated on: 04:21pm, August 23, 2012

    The Quad City Moms Bloggers say it’s a challenge to come up with good breakfast ideas for kids, especially on...
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  • Cancer study needs Quad City participants

    Posted on: 4:07 pm, August 21, 2012, by , updated on: 08:45pm, August 21, 2012

    A nationwide survey lasting more than 20 years hopes to uncover new information about what causes cancer and how to...
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