Denise Zarrella

Denise Zarrella


Cleveland, Ohio

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

  Newburgh Heights Police Officer injured after one of several Sunday morning accidents

  Cleveland Browns fans looking forward to new team, new look

  Family offers forgiveness for suspected drunken driver who Cleveland police say killed father of 2 young girls

Sunday evening vigil held for Academy Tavern cook fatally stabbed by coworkers

  Pepper Pike officer delivers traffic warning after nearly getting struck during traffic stop