Wayne Cooke Bio – Wayne Cooke Wiki
Wayne Cooke is the husband of longtime WFSB anchor Denise D’Ascenzo. He is reportedly from a family that ran a local orchard.
Wayne Cooke Daughter
Denise D’Ascenzo and her husband wayne cooke have a daughter, Kathryn Cooke.
Denise D’Ascenzo Death
Denise D’Ascenzo died on December 7, 2019, at the age of 61 in her Connecticut home. WFSB confirmed her death in a statement:
“We have some heartbreaking news to share tonight. Denise D’Ascenzo passed away today [December 7, 2019]. Denise died unexpectedly on Saturday, December 7th in her Connecticut home.
“The grief we are all feeling is immeasurable. We are devastated for her husband and daughter who were her whole life. There are no words that could begin to summarize this loss for our WFSB family.
“Denise came to WFSB-TV in 1986, and through the years has been a steady and reassuring presence on the anchor desk, covering all the major local and national news stories of the day.
“In 2013, Denise was elected to the Silver Circle, a prestigious honor bestowed by the National Academy of Television Arts and Sciences for significant contributions to broadcasting. Two years later, she became the first woman to be inducted into the Connecticut Broadcasters Association Hall of Fame.
“Denise’s work has also been honored with two prestigious Edward R. Murrow awards, seven Associated Press awards, and a national Gabriel Award. She has also been recognized for her work with several charities including the Muscular Dystrophy Association, Mary’s Place and the Channel 3 Kids Camp. Please keep Denise’s family in your prayers at this time.”