Denise Dador
Denise Dador is the Eyewitness News Health specialist. Her Healthy Living reports can be seen on ABC7 Eyewitness News at 3 p.m. and 4 p.m. She also provides additional stories about health issues for other Eyewitness News broadcasts, as well as anchoring ABC7 health specials.

Since joining ABC7 in 1998, Denise has also covered breaking news, including the February 2001 Seattle earthquake, as well as an exclusive interview with Philippines President Gloria Macapagal Arroyo regarding terrorist activities in that country. Recently she covered the mass shootings in San Bernardino and UCLA.

Denise grew up in San Francisco and attended Lowell High School. She graduated from Mills College, where she majored in communications with a minor in comparative government.

In 1990, Denise took a position at Fox's KMPH in Fresno, California. Initially a general assignment reporter, Denise was appointed South Valley bureau chief and eventually became the main anchor of the station's nightly news. In 1993, she joined ABC affiliate WXYZ in Detroit, where she served as a health reporter, weekend anchor and host of a weekly news program called "Healthy Living Live."

Denise has received numerous journalism and community service awards including national recognition for her work with Asians for Miracle Marrow Matches. She received Emmy awards for Outstanding Children's Programming and for News Feature Reporting. She was also awarded Best News Feature from the Michigan Association of Broadcasters, as well as the Outstanding Health Reporting award from the Southern Christian Leadership Conference. Denise received the Profiles in Progress award from the American Cancer Society for a series on breast cancer.

The Filipino American Library, SIPA, and various other notable Filipino American groups have also honored Denise for her commitment to community involvement.

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Contact:
ABC7 Broadcast Center
Attn: Denise Dador
500 Circle Seven Drive
Glendale, CA 91201
818-863-7777

Denise's Stories
Eating differently on weekends can lead to 'metabolic jet lag,' health problems, experts say
Eating on a different schedule on weekends can lead to "metabolic jet lag" - a shift in hormone release and sleep patterns, doctors say.
Child born deaf receives gift of hearing after life-changing cochlear implant
A mom was told to wait for a cochlear implant for her son who was born deaf, but she fought back to get the implant while the child is still young.
SoCal mom urges taking precaution after infant son hospitalized with the flu
A mother is speaking out about the importance of getting vaccinated after her infant son was hospitalized with the flu.
Potent strain of influenza B surging in SoCal
A potent B strain of influenza is surging in Southern California, resulting in a high number of hospitalizations.
SoCal blood supply critically low, Red Cross offers donors chance to win trip to Super Bowl
Experts say blood bank levels are usually lower than average in January after the holidays.
USC program studying best ways to provide healthcare to LA's homeless
USC researchers are training doctors in the best ways to provide healthcare for the thousands of homeless people on LA's streets.
6-time cancer survivor gets New Year's Day do-over after falling ill ahead of Rose Parade
One Pasadena six-time breast cancer survivor got a do-over after she became too sick to ride on a float during the New Year's Day Rose Parade.
Natural flu fighters: Here are foods that aren't oranges, grapefruits to consume when sick
A visit to the doctor's office with symptoms of a cold or flu may get you a prescription for medicine. But doctors also say there are certain foods that can help boost your immune system.
Esophageal cancer or severe heartburn? Less invasive procedure could be 'game changer'
There's a new way for those who suffer from gastroesophageal reflux disease to determine if it's more than just heartburn.
Cellphone injuries on the rise, especially among teens, young adults, data shows
In the past 20 years, cellphone related injuries have increased steadily and significantly - including injuries to the head and neck as a result of cellphone use. Many involved cuts, bruises, concussions and even internal organ injuries, research reveals.