Alumni

Denise Hnytka 2006denise


Degree:
BA in Broadcasting in 2006 from WIU

Email Address:  denise.hnytka@wqad.com

Business Information:  News anchor for WQAD News 8 in Moline, Illinois.

Advice for Freshmen:
Live on campus - I stayed in the residence halls all 4 years, because I loved my own little room so much. And don't be afraid try a little bit of everything! I played on the women's rugby intramural team, performed in a theater production and worked in the Wetzel sandwich shop. You'll meet so many people and experience all Western has to offer.


Favorite WIU Memory: Meeting my husband! Turner is also an 2006 graduate, who played Leatherneck Football. I loved working for the WIU broadcasting team at the home football games, and I spent thousands of hours in Sallee Hall writing and editing video projects. It felt like my second home on campus.

Family Information/Special Interests and Hobbies: We have 2 little boys - Abram and Everett, and a dog named Mackey.