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Denise Whitaker

Denise Whitaker


Life is an adventure! That's the way KOMO 4's Denise Whitaker views her time here on earth.

She loves her work as a journalist, earning 8 Emmys at it. She takes on any assignment from political turmoil to nasty weather. Some of her memorable assignments took her to the White House, aboard an AWACS plane, the AC-130 Gunship, plus Haiti, Hawaii and Hollywood.

She grew up in and around Chicago, but called five states home, before she found her new home in Seattle. She 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!

Denise loves doing what she can for others, serving as a volunteer with the Climb to Fight Cancer which benefits the Fred Hutchinson Cancer Research Center. She's also coached Girls on the Run and served on the boards of Big Brothers Big Sisters, Susan G Komen Foundation, American Diabetes Association and various groups that promote health and physical fitness. Then-Arkansas Governor Mike Huckabee appointed Denise to his Governor's Council on Fitness and awarded her the Arkansas Traveler Certificate. She's climbed mountains, rappelled buildings, barrel-raced horses, just to raise money for worthy charities. When she's not outside running a trail, or mountain biking, you'll find Denise in the kitchen, creating gourmet, yet healthy recipes.