Denise Koch, CBS News

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Baltimore, MD, United States

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Past articles by Denise:

Howard County native 'The Bald Ballerina' finds joy in the face of devastating cancer diagnosis

Less than a year into her new, exciting dance career, Maggie Kudirka felt a lump while showering. → Read More

After a few difficult years, 3 teachers discuss what they anticipate as they head back to school

In just one week, teachers around the state will head back to their schools to prepare for the 2022 academic year. → Read More

Marian House Celebrates 40 Years Of Empowering Baltimore Women

For 40 years, Marian House has offered a fresh start to Baltimore-area women overcoming abuse, addiction, incarceration and homelessness. → Read More

Loyola Professor Encourages Marylanders To Keep Up COVID-19 Protocols

Philadelphia on Monday reinstated its indoor mask mandate after COVID-19 cases there increased by 50% in a two-week span. → Read More

Medical Miracle: Baltimore Man Thrives After Suffering Cardiac Emergency, Waking Up Paralyzed

BALTIMORE (WJZ) — The phrase ‘medical miracle’ gets thrown around a lot, but one local man’s story qualifies. At the height of the pandemic, infected with COVID-19, Christopher Stanley suffered a cardiac emergency that is almost always fatal. But today he’s alive to tell his story. High blood pressure is called the silent killer, and […] → Read More

Dr. Thomas Scalea Steps Into 25th Year As Shock Trauma Chief

"Every time there's a need, we step up and meet it," Dr. Scalea told WJZ. → Read More

Baltimore Man & MICA Professor Lives Vicariously Through ‘Tiny Tony’ Figure

Denise Koch shares how a virtual teaching predicament for MICA professor Tony Shore took on a miniature life of its own. → Read More

Meet Knicks Go, Maryland-Bred Racing Superstar, And Breeder Sabrina Moore

Knicks Go is a racing superstar. He is on track to becoming the winningest Maryland-bred in history, all thanks to local breeder Sabrina Moore. → Read More

How Do You Process Traumatic Events Within The Community?

Denise Koch reached out to Annette March Grier, who runs Roberta's House, to find out what she tells those who are dealing with grief, loss and trauma. → Read More

Pain Into Purpose: Dr. Leana Wen Shares Her Life Story

Dr. Leana Wen is a doctor, TV analyst and public health expert who has taken center stage during the COVID-19 pandemic. But even though Baltimoreans know Dr. Wen from her time as the city’s health commissioner, few details about her personal life have been revealed. → Read More

Little Italy Set To Debut A New Mural Celebrating Italian Culture And A Few Local Icons

While there is no Madonnari Festival this year, the Little Italy neighborhood is celebrating art and Italian culture by commissioning a mural--a mural so stunning you have to see it for yourself. → Read More

Baltimore Baker Amanda Mack Named Cook Of The Year By Southern Living Magazine

If you want to taste some baked goods created by one of the best cooks in the country, head to Clipper Mills Whitehall Market because Southern Living Magazine just named Amanda Mack cook of the year. → Read More

Camp Hashawa In Carroll County Welcomes Back Campers, Counselors & Staff

When you're a kid, nothing says summer like a trip to overnight camp. Last year, COVID made it impossible for children to gather but this year many camps are finding a way to adapt to COVID protocols. → Read More

Local Cartoonist Barbara Dale Documents Pandemic Using Toilet Paper Rolls

Barbara Dale used the materials she had at hand to chronicle a year none of us will ever forget -- and the materials at hand just happened to be -- toilet paper rolls. → Read More

Maryland’s Horse Industry Breaks Records During Pandemic – CBS Baltimore

Many industries took a big hit during the pandemic, but not Maryland's horse industry wasn't one of them. → Read More

‘Slow Down!’ Warning From Park Services For Travelers Visiting Assateague Island This Summer – CBS Baltimore

The annual Chincoteague Pony Island auction will be virtual again this year running from July 22 to July 26. It's a fundraiser for the Chincoteague Volunteer Fire Department, however, one foal will not be up auctioned off. → Read More

From Cow To Cone: Travel Maryland’s Ice Cream Trail For A Tasty Adventure – CBS Baltimore

I scream, you scream, who doesn't love ice cream? On the Maryland Ice Cream Trail, you'll get the real deal: ice cream from cow to cone. → Read More

‘Roll Cyrus Roll’ Children’s Book Tells The Tale Of Colt Who Couldn’t Roll

It’s Preakness week in Baltimore and some of the finest thoroughbred horses in the country are in town. → Read More

WJZ Exclusive: Maryland Rep. Jamie Raskin Talks About Powering Through His Pain

Maryland Congressman Jamie Raskin will talk to WJZ's Denise Koch about powering through his pain tonight at 11 p.m. → Read More

Carlester Smith, Known In Annapolis As ‘The Walking Man,’ Dies At 63 – CBS Baltimore

The Annapolis community is mourning the loss of a local icon. He was known to many in the area as "The Walking Man". Carlester Smith passed away Monday. He was 63. → Read More