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

  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

Riding a bicycle in Stow? You better have a license

Avon Lake teen billed $462 by police services after fender bender

Northeast Ohio parents struggle to find affordable, licensed child care

Volunteers spend day searching for missing Cleveland man

Ring in the new year safely: How to protect yourself in large crowds

Christmas Eve - the best day to do your holiday shopping?

Browns fans say Christmas came early in the form of Baker Mayfield

Willoughby woman dies, cat revived by firefighters at scene of house fire

Shaker Heights patrolman fights back against porch pirates

FBI asking for the public’s help in identifying Brink’s truck robber

171 Foster Children in Cuyahoga County are about to receive a bike for Christmas