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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Denise's Stories
Pomona man says he suffered severe side effects after Johnson & Johnson shot
A Southern California man says he suffered severe side effects after he got the Johnson & Johnson vaccine. Doctors don't know if there's a connection between his illness and the vaccine.
Researchers studying 'breakthrough' COVID-19 cases of infection after vaccination
Researchers are studying rare cases of people getting infected even after getting vaccinated for COVID-19.
COVID screening is key to keeping students safe, but not all tests are the same. Here's what USC researchers found
With many schools set to reopen for part-time in-person learning, USC researchers set out to study the most effective way to test children for COVID-19.
Amid rise in hate attacks against Asian Americans, mental health expert provides advice on how to cope
Instances of hate speech and hate attacks against Asian Pacific Islander Americans are on the rise, which is taking a toll on mental health. One local psychiatrist says you shouldn't be ashamed to seek help for mental health, and prioritizing self care is important.
Researchers testing antiviral drug that could reduce severity of COVID-19 symptoms
Researchers are testing an investigational drug to see if it can reduce the severity of COVID-19 symptoms and keep people out of the hospital. They want to know if taking one pill a day, right away, will help.
Working from home: Unique hospital program says solution to related stress usually isn't pain medication
A new CDC study finds U.S. adults experienced anxiety and depression from August of last year to February. Experts say the effects of working from home can lead to physical pain too. Now one local hospital is helping people reboot with a unique whole body
Will vaccine hesitancy thwart our efforts to reach herd immunity? Researcher explains
Doctors say the more people get the vaccine, the closer we get to the end of this pandemic. But some are reluctant to get the shot, and others are simply not interested. Will this thwart our efforts to get to herd immunity?
Colorectal cancer deaths predicted to triple by 2030 due to drop in colonoscopy screenings amid COVID pandemic
The death rate from colorectal cancer is predicted to triple by 2030, because people have put off colonoscopy screenings amid the coronavirus pandemic, researchers say.
As California expands COVID-19 vaccine eligibility, here's where to look for an appointment
Finding available vaccine appointments in California is entering a critical phase, and it appears where you live, work and where you search online may play a factor. Here's what you need to know as you get ready to book an appointment.
Can vaccine help relieve long haul COVID symptoms? Cedars-Sinai expert explains
Some COVID long-haulers, who have been suffering for months, have reported a lessening of symptoms after receiving their vaccination.