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

  Bomb sniffing dogs patrolling parade route hours before

  City of Cleveland releases St. Patrick’s Day Parade plan, safety tips

  ’It’s our turn!’: Cleveland Browns fans react to team’s potential after Odell Beckham Jr. trade

  GM worker’s dream ends as Lordstown plant ceases production; future of factory uncertain

  Fight over broken bridge has Olmsted Falls Mayor threatening to close emergency access road

  Woman who lost her apartment and her car after wind storm says management company is not doing enough to help

  Warrensville Heights cop fired after allegations of sexual assault

  ‘Somebody is going to get killed’: Cleveland councilman calls out apartment management after violent attacks

  Adults vaccinated as kids may not be protected against the measles now

  CBS’s “Big Brother” comes to the Barley House in Cleveland

  Former city worker’s wife recalls the day she says her husband nearly killed her

  Northeast Ohio’s infrastructure receives near-failing grade from engineers organization

  Cleveland’s new multi-million dollar Eastside Market opening its doors to community this week

  Homeless woman murdered in Cleveland loved to sing Louis Armstrong’s ‘What a Wonderful World,’ friend says

  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