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

  More changes at Cleveland Hopkins: Lyft, Uber & taxis can once again pick up, drop off at terminal

Man who crashed into Vermilion Township home triggering explosion faces judge, pleads not guilty

Avon Police shocked by blunt murder confession during traffic stop (bodycam, 9-1-1 tape)

Weather may have played a role in massive warehouse fire in Cleveland

Victim in Vermilion Township house explosion: ‘We made it out with our lives’

Drop in day care not as busy as expected, as businesses and government offices shut down for cold

Tow truck drivers say many people don’t obey the ‘Move Over Law’ on Ohio highways

Do you have to shovel that sidewalk? Cold weather legal questions answered

Potential for multiple days off from school for kids has Northeast Ohio parents scrambling

More lawsuits filed against University Hospitals regarding 4,000 destroyed embryos

Clogged sewer drains, heavy rain lead to winter flooding concerns in Cleveland

Cleveland police ticket, tow away cars in violation of parking ban

Cleveland homeless shelters say they are prepared for area homeless trying to escape dangerous cold

Northeast Ohio stores finally moving winter weather merchandise with snow ready to fly

Do you have a space heater? Here’s how to use one without causing a fire

‘Go Red for Women’ campaign encourages women to get blood pressure taken

Face transplant recipient reunites with rehab staff at MetroHealth, says she is grateful for prayers and support

Lorain council member pleads not guilty to domestic violence, agrees to wife’s request for protection order

Wide open spaces at the West Side Market, vendors worry about the future

Lordstown GM Employees brace for unemployment as plant closure looms