Denise Whitaker


Denise Whitaker
Denise Whitaker
Life is an adventure! That's the way KOMO 4 Weekend Morning Anchor, Denise Whitaker views her time here on earth. Denise and her husband Terron enjoy Adventure Racing, a multi-sport competition where you navigate your way through a secret course by mountain biking, hiking, canoeing or kayaking, with a little climbing or rappelling thrown in for good measure!

Professionally, Denise worked her way up through the ranks of television news, anchoring weekend weather, reporting and finally anchoring the news.

She grew up in and around Chicago, but called five states home, before she found her new home in Seattle. Denise loves doing what she can for others, serving in the past on the boards of Big Brothers Big Sisters, Susan G Komen Foundation, American Diabetes Association and various groups that promote health and physical fitness. Arkansas Governor Mike Huckabee appointed Denise to his Governor's Council on Fitness and awarded her the Arkansas Traveler Certificate.

When she's not outside running a trail, or mountain biking, you'll find Denise in the kitchen, creating gourmet, yet healthy recipes.

Recent stories by Denise Whitaker

KOMO 4 TV Fueling Eastside Students to Learn
Eastside Fire and Rescue is helping low income students get a healthy meal every morning before school starts. They're using money from their Firefighters Benevolent Fund to buy food for students at Issaquah Valley Elementary School. You can help keep their School Nutrition Program going, with a donation.
KOMO 4 TV Haiti: 5 years later, one man's quest for college
James Francois worked with the KOMO 4 Problem Solvers, when we took you to Haiti after a 7.0 earthquake rocked the island nation. Today, he's raising money to get a college education to go to do more to help his people.
KOMO 4 TV Getting Toys to Kids this Christmas
Seattle Mariners broadcaster Rick Rizzs spends his off season and more, making sure kids in need in Western Washington have toys at Christmas time.
This year, his Toys for Kids foundation chose 22 charities to choose and distribute the toys.
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