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.
By Anne TillerPublished: Dec 3, 2014 at 12:27 PM PSTLast Updated: Dec 3, 2014 at 12:28 PM PST
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. For more information, or to donate, click here:
By Denise WhitakerPublished: Nov 14, 2014 at 6:54 AM PSTLast Updated: Nov 14, 2014 at 6:55 AM PST
Seattle Police released a new report on car thefts: up 38% so far this year, over last. Officers do recover 3 out of every 4 cars stolen, but any car made before 2002 is an easy target, so protect yourself by installing a cut-off switch, alarm system or use a steering wheel lock. The Seattle Neighborhood Group offers locks at a discount.
By Denise WhitakerPublished: Nov 13, 2014 at 6:16 AM PSTLast Updated: Nov 13, 2014 at 6:16 AM PST
The 76 Seafair Foundation's Holiday Cruise takes about 2,000 intellectually disabled people out on the water December 7, for a special lighted boat cruise. Volunteer your boat to take someone out, creating memories for both you and your special guest!
By Denise WhitakerPublished: Oct 21, 2014 at 11:14 AM PSTLast Updated: Oct 22, 2014 at 2:58 AM PST
One local woman, Bridgette Hempstead, sings her heart out to make sure other women don't suffer through the isolation and troubles she did when she was diagnosed. She's a a 19-year breast cancer survivor and facilitator with a new study.
By Denise WhitakerPublished: Sep 7, 2014 at 4:02 PM PSTLast Updated: Sep 8, 2014 at 6:48 AM PST
SEATTLE - The women's rowing team from the University of Washington accepted a major international invitation and challenge. They're the first women's team to be invited and travel to New Zealand for The Gallagher Great Race.