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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
  • Andalusia school celebrates teacher’s 30 year career with big surprise

    ANDALUSIA, Illinois – Students at Andalusia Elementary School will never forget their fourth grade teacher. Angie Aten is retiring this year after 31 years on the job. Over the years, she’s become known for one thing: her big, yellow bathtub. Sitting in the corner of the classroom, the claw foot tub is painted bright yellow. It’s full of fluffy pillows. Two friends sit inside, reading to each other from a page about the Oregon Trail. There are two tub rules […]

  • Illinois mom fights for newborn screening for genetic disease

    An Illinois mom spent the day in Washington, D.C. meeting with lawmakers. Shelby Lyon from Aledo is fighting for newborn screening that would detect MPS or Mucopolysaccharidosis.

  • Aledo family raises awareness for son’s rare disease

    A family in Aledo is learning to take things one day at a time. It's their family motto in the face of a terminal illness.

  • Brand new car among the flooded out vehicles stuck on Pershing

    Her brand new Honda Civic is parked in a couple feet of water. She bought it four months ago, and it has only 3,300 miles on the odometer.

  • Chris Minor makes her mark reporting on some of the QC’s most infamous crimes

    "I think she's the best I've ever seen," Judge Walter Braud.

  • First year teacher making her mark on Jordan Catholic students

    Mary Nonnenmann cautiously walked up to her classroom at Jordan Catholic School in Rock Island, where Sister Clementia is standing in front of the class. “Sister? I would like to give you this reward, because you’re my favorite teacher,” she said quietly. Sister Clementia’s cheeks turned bright red as she smiled brightly back at Mary. She accepted the plaque Mary was holding with a warm, “Thank you”. Sister noticed the crowd forming in her room, while her students loudly cheered. […]

  • My Favorite Teacher: Honoring the little things

    ALEXIS, Illinois – When Katie Dutton was pulled out of class that morning, her third grade teacher, Mrs. Shimmin was a little curious. But it all made sense about 30 minutes later, when Katie walked back in holding a plaque. “Mrs. Shimmin you’re my favorite teacher!” Katie exclaimed. “So that’s where you’ve been,” Mrs. Shimmin replied, shocked. “Thank you, sweetheart.” Dutton nominated Mrs. Shimmin for WQAD News 8’s “My Favorite Teacher” award, sponsored by Blackhawk Bank and Trust and Western […]

  • The Making of a Marine: Graduation Day at MCRD

    The recruits of Company M, now officially Marines, are seeing their families for the first time in three months. It's graduation day.

  • The Making of a Marine: Taking on the Crucible

    Marines are made at Camp Pendleton in the mountains of southern California. Recruits spend three weeks there as part of their basic training. It all leads up to a 54 hour challenge known as the Crucible. The test takes place in the mountains, where recruits simulate a combat situation. There are miles of hiking over rough terrain. Recruits are pushed further with limited food and sleep. It’s meant to prepare them for whatever situation they may find themselves in, in […]

  • The Making of a Marine: Maintaining a musical tradition

    Proof that the Marine Corps Band is more than patriotic marches.

  • The Making of a Marine: QC Teachers experience boot camp

    Teachers on board the white bus hadn’t gotten to finish their coffee that morning. The bus driver told them spills would make his floor sticky. The bus pulls up to a yellow building at the Marine Corps Recruit Depot, and a loud voice gets on. “Get off my bus!” That voice belongs to a Marine Corps drill instructor. He skips over any pleasantries or greetings, demanding the teachers get off the bus and stand in lines on what are known […]

  • Challenger says Governor Rauner “betrayed” Illinois Republicans

    MOLINE, Illinois – Republican State Representative Jeanne Ives says she’s challenging the Governor in the March primary because he betrayed the party. She says she started getting calls to get in the race after Governor Bruce Rauner signed the  expanding abortion coverage for women on Medicaid. She also says he surrendered to the Democrats by agreeing to what she considers a bailout of Chicago Public Schools. “Governor Rauner betrayed our party and our values,” Rep. Ives said. “He lied to […]

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