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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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    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.

  • Walmart To Bring Jobs, New Life to Rock Island’s 11th Street

    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

    This week’s recipe lets the crock pot do the work. Cola Roast calls for a two pound rump roast, kept moist with the help of a can of cola. Click here to view and print the recipe.

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    Quad City Moms Blog: Bolognese Sauce

    Sandi Olsen shares a favorite family recipe for Bolognese sauce. She serves it over spaghetti noodles for a quick and healthy dinner. Sandi Olsen’s 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.

  • Jeremiah Mumford and William Clayton

    Two arrested after Iowa bank robbery, chase and police shot

    Two suspects who allegedly robbed a bank and shot at police as they fled were arrested after a manhunt in northwestern Iowa.

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

    The Illinois resort town gets the most frequent and consistent snow out of anywhere in the Quad Cities area.


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