Denise Zarrella

Denise Zarrella brings a wide range of news experience to our team. After her work as an associate producer for CNN and an Emmy Award-winning reporter for TBS's "Interact America," she turned her attention to local news. Denise began her reporting career as the weekend anchor and weekday reporter for WBBJ-TV in Jackson, Tenn. From there, she went on to hold the same positions at WCIA-TV in Champaign, Ill. Before coming to Cleveland, Denise worked as a reporter and weekend morning anchor for WBRE-TV in Wilkes-Barre, Pa. She is a graduate of Moravian College in Bethlehem, Pa., where she majored in Political Science and English. She might have spent a lot of time in Pennsylvania in the past, but Denise says that she has quickly transformed herself into a Cleveland girl, proud to call Ohio home. She enjoys traveling, catching the latest movies and spending time with friends. She lives on the west side with her husband Tony, daughter Gianna, son Anthony, and two dogs.

Recent Articles by Denise

  Gas prices expected to stay low for the short-term

Summit County panhandlers to be affected by new law

Social media, public tips become powerful tools for law enforcement trying to stop terrorists

Youngstown mother in critical condition after house fire that killed her 5 children

Cleveland fans brave freezing temps to party in muni Lot before Browns vs. Panthers game

Closed Olmsted Falls bridge fueling safety, emergency concerns among residents

Youngstown police chief says parking tickets issued during campus lockdown were a misunderstanding

Medical examiner identifies two of the four victims killed in a fiery crash in Akron

Holiday shopping with a purpose, shop in Independence helps to keep people with Down syndrome employed

Wayne County mother speaks out after resource officer shocks special needs son with Taser

Dog days of...winter have arrived, but Chardon residents taking the snow in stride

Lordstown burning through hope as GM plans deep job cuts

Mayfield Heights homicide victim was critical care nurse at UH; colleagues release a statement

Mayfield Heights Police gathering evidence after arson kills mother, young daughter

Expert: High-profile domestic violence cases motivate victims to speak out

Cleveland Indians serve up Thanksgiving meal to hundreds of area disabled, people in need

Cleveland won’t confirm whether sanitation truck radios will be fixed after fatal shooting

'We are just a target’: Cleveland sanitation workers say they frequently fear for their lives

Slain sanitation worker described as quiet young man starting to make his way in the world

‘Cleveland First’ aims to reduce size, salary of Cleveland City Council