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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!

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    Quad City Moms Blog: Arroz con Pollo Recipe

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

  • Quad City Moms Blog: Finding a good babysitter

    Writers and readers of the Quad City Moms Blog discuss how to find a good babysitter in the Quad City area.

  • 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 […]


    Quad City Mom’s Blog: Fall Apple Recipes

    Quad City Mom’s Blog writer Marie Feehan shares some new recipes for the apples she and her family picked this year at Stone’s Apple Barn. Full recipes: http://www.quadcitymomsblog.com/2012/09/17/apples-apples-apples/

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    Rhythm City Casino sale falls apart

    The pending sale of the Rhythm City Casino gaming boat has fallen apart.

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    Inmate escapes from work detail in Keokuk

    The Iowa Department of Corrections is looking for Steven Adcock, a minimum outs worker from John Bennett Unit At Fort Madison.  Adcock is part of a work detail in Keokuk, IA. The Iowa DOC reports that he was last seen by his work supervisor at 11:35 a.m. on Monday. Adcock is serving a 16-year sentence for burglary, theft and drug possession.  His convictions come from charges in several different Iowa counties, including Muscatine County where he was convicted of third-degree […]

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    Niabi Zoo loses AZA accreditation

    Niabi Zoo is no longer accredited by the Association of Zoos and Aquariums. The non-profit organization awards accreditation based on the approval of its group of experts. Niabi Zoo director Marc Heinzman tells News 8 that he knew is was a possibility that the zoo would lose the accreditation. Heinzman talked to News 8 on the phone from an AZA conference in Arizona. Heinzman believes a series of issues led to the loss. He says the AZA wants the zoo […]

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    Quad City Mom’s Blog: Best At Home Exercises

    The Quad City Mom’s Bloggers say there’s not always time to get to the gym when you’re raising young children. But that’s no excuse to not get a work-out in at all. Here are the four best moves you can do at home, no baby sitter necessary. 1. Wall Sit; works the quadricep muscle of the legs 2. Coffee Table Dip; targets the tricep muscle on the back of the arms 3. Planks; work the abs and several other muscle […]

  • News 8 Exclusive: Eyewitness credits pilot with saving lives before air show crash

    A couple traveling across the country says they’re still shaken up after what they saw while driving on I-80 through Iowa Labor Day weekend. They believe they were just 200 yards away from where a plane crashed during the Quad City Air Show. Michael Winningham and his girlfriend Summer say the pilot, Glenn Smith, died while trying to save their lives. Summer started her camera rolling, as she watched the aerial tricks; a surprise in the sky during their long […]


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