Denise began her career as a freelance writer in the south suburbs of Chicago after her first son was born in 1987. She has worked at numerous newspapers in Illinois, Indiana and Ohio, including the Pioneer Press, the Indianapolis Star, The Indiana Lawyer, Ohio Lawyers Weekly and Cox Media. She is the Butler County government reporter for the Journal-News and Dayton Daily News. She is responsible for bringing her readers in-depth coverage of what is happening in every aspect of county government and Liberty, Ross and West Chester townships. She strives to not only deliver news of the day in her coverage area but also tells her readers about national, regional and state issues that impact them.