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
Pregnant SoCal woman battling COVID faced life-or-death dilemma as she approached due date
After contracting COVID-19, a pregnant Southern California woman was forced into a very tough situation.
Despite threat of severe allergic reactions from COVID-19 vaccines, some willing to take risk
When Pfizer and Moderna first launched their vaccines, there were several reports of severe allergic reactions to an ingredient in the vaccines. This led to the CDC updating their recommendations for people with these rare allergies.
Los Angeles County sees drop in demand for COVID-19 vaccines
The number of people getting their first COVID-19 vaccination at Los Angeles County sites dropped significantly over the past week, county public health officials said.
Health officials fighting vaccine reluctance as demand for appointments slows
Dr. Anthony Fauci and other health authorities are stepping up efforts to convince people to get vaccinated as demand for appointments levels off.
Messenger RNA COVID vaccines likely safe for pregnant women, study says
Messenger RNA vaccines for COVID-19, such as those produced by Moderna and Pfizer, showed no obvious safety concerns for pregnant women.
US surgeon general on J&J pause, vaccine hesitancy, summer vacations
For U.S. Surgeon General Dr. Vivek Murthy, beating COVID-19 is not just a professional mission - but a personal one. The nation's top doctor shared that he has lost seven family members to the virus.
SoCal doctor says vaccine access, not hesitancy is bigger road block for communities of color
Health officials are trying to get as many people vaccinated as possible to bring the COVID-19 pandemic to an end, but some people are hesitant to get the shots.
LA County's COVID-19 positivity rate at 1%, lowest since start of pandemic
The average daily rate of people testing positive for the coronavirus in L.A. County fell to 1% on Friday, the lowest it has been since the beginning of the pandemic, according to the county.
50% of Californians 16 and older have received at least one dose of COVID-19 vaccine
California on Friday reached an encouraging milestone in the pandemic, with officials announcing that half of residents 16 and older have now received at least one dose of a COVID-19 vaccine.
Johnson & Johnson vaccine pause: College students scrambling to figure out vaccine alternatives
On college campuses across the Southland, thousands of students were banking on getting the Johnson & Johnson vaccine, hoping to be "one and done" before heading home for the summer.