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With more than 30 staggering years of experience, Denise D’Aascenzo was among the eminent anchors in the United States. However, the news legend is no more with us as she died unexpectedly and suddenly. The veteran news anchor worked for the WSFB-TV news station.
Denise was born in the year 1958 and was at the age of 61 when she died. Though she was born in Washington, DC, she was raised in suburban Rockville, Maryland. She was a Caucasian by ethnicity and a citizen of the States.
She was awarded a scholarship from the ‘American Newspaper Women’s Club’ at the Medill School of Journalism at Northwestern University to attend a summer journalism program As Denise maintained secrecy regarding her early lives, no further information is available.
Death Cause and Funeral Details
The world is quite shocked by the sudden demise of America’s best anchor and fixture, Denise. She died on Saturday, December 7, 2019, in her own home located in Connecticut. No further details are available about the date and place of the funeral.
A heartbreaking night. We lost our friend, mentor, legend and gentle soul. We love you Denise. pic.twitter.com/RAZp3Xq4XO
— IRENE O'CONNOR (@ireneoconnorch3) December 8, 2019
Net Worth, Salary, and Income
Denise showed interest in journalism from a young age. During her high school years, she created a school newspaper and was a senior editor of the press. Her active contribution on the journalism field helped her achieve prestigious honor presented by the National Academy of Television Arts and Sciences. Her first job was at Syracuse, New York. After marriage, she moved to Connecticut and anchored for WJKW-TV as a newscaster.
Her previous job before landing upon WJKW news station, Denise worked at KSDK-TV as a talk show host as well as a news reporter. No doubt Denise was among the prominent news anchor and television personality. She became the longest-serving news anchor at a single television station. Her passion and love for journalism helped her achieve an elegant lifestyle.
According to Payscale, the average base salary of a journalist ranges from $72,000 to $200,000. Before death, Denise’s net worth was estimated at $1 million. The net worth might be quite underrated as she was active in the field for more than three decades.
Married to Husband, Wayne Cooke
Denise is private about her personal life and has kept much of her family details away from the media. She was married to Wayne Cooke whose family ran a local Orchard. No information is available regarding her husband. Together the couple has a daughter, Kathryn.
Parents, Siblings, and Family
The parents of Denise were Salvatore D’Ascenzo, and Rita D’Ascenzo. Her father was a Marine Corp who served in the army during the World War II. It is estimated that her mother was a home maker who looked after the family. Denise grew up with three siblings. Her three sisters are Donna D’Ascenzo , Diane D’Ascenzo, and Debbie D’Ascenzo. Apart from that, the information on her family life is not available.
Body Measurements: Height, Weight, Size
Despite the age, Denise looked fit and healthy, from physical appearance. Though she hasn’t revealed her exact body figure, she had an average height and maintained body weight. Similarly, Denise used to keep her hair short, and her natural hair color was blonde. She had a brown colored eye.