Denise Zarrella is an Emmy Award-winning reporter who has spent the past two decades covering hard news. She has met with historic figures, including U.S. Presidents and rock stars, but the people she has been most touched by are the children at the center of many of her stories.
Zarrella began her career at Fox's "America's Most Wanted," where she researched cases involving unsolved crimes and missing children. From there, she shifted gears to news and headed to Atlanta, where she became an Associate Producer at CNN's World Headquarters. While at CNN, she began reporting for TBS's morning show "Interact America," and her on-air journey began.
Denise left CNN and TBS to become a full-time Anchor/Reporter at WBBJ, in Jackson, Tennessee. She has also worked in Champaign, Illinois, and Wilkes Barre, Pennsylvania, which returned her to her hometown in the Poconos.
Today she is proud to call Cleveland home, where she is an Anchor/Reporter for WOIO-TV.
She says the stories she loves doing the most are the ones that empower those who may not otherwise have a voice - especially those who live in poverty or who are disabled.
"Not even the Sky is the Limit," is her first children's book, and was inspired by her daughter Gianna, who has Down Syndrome. The book is also meant for adults, who will clearly see by turning the pages that there are no limits to what those living with disabilities can do.
Denise lives on Cleveland's West side with her husband, Tony, their children Gianna and Anthony, and their two dogs, Buddy and Skoobie.