Denise Nakano is an anchor and reporter for NBC10 News. You can watch her anchor weekends at 6 and 11 p.m., and report throughout the week.
Denise is passionate about reporting stories that promote change and raise awareness about issues affecting the community.
“I always tell people that I have the best job in the world because I get to meet new people and learn something new every day,” she said.
The most memorable story that Denise has covered at NBC10 was a cold case murder in Richboro, Bucks County. Her reporting helped to resolve this cold case which was decades old.
Prior to working at NBC10, Denise graduated from the University of the Pacific with a Bachelor’s degree in Communications and a minor in Political Science. While she was still in college, she worked behind the scenes as an assignment desk assistant at KXTV in Sacramento, California. She began her on-air career in Chico, California, at KHSL where she worked as an anchor, reporter and producer. She later headed east to Syracuse, New York, where she worked as an anchor and reporter at WTVH. She also worked as a reporter and anchor at KCPQ in Seattle, Washington.
Denise has been recognized with a national Edward R. Murrow Award for Documentary and with six national and regional Emmy Awards for breaking news and coverage of the local heroin epidemic. She has also been honored with a city proclamation recognizing her reporting on the heroin crisis in Philadelphia.
An active member of the community, Denise served as a national board representative of the Asian American Journalists Association. She currently serves on the Board of Smith Memorial Playground and Playhouse. She is extremely passionate about raising awareness about one of the world’s deadliest cancers, lung cancer, from which her mother passed away.
When she is not on the air, Denise enjoys many creative outlets especially art projects. She is always up for an adventure and has even dived in tropical waters as a certified scuba diver.
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