Denise Dufala is an Emmy-award-winning journalist who spent 30 years as a news anchor and reporter at the CBS affiliate in Cleveland, Ohio.  She also wrote a page 2 column for the Sunday edition of the Cleveland Plain Dealer.  Denise is a member of the Ohio Radio-Television Broadcasters Hall of Fame, and the Cleveland Association of Broadcasters Hall of Fame.  She is also a member of the Society of Children’s Book Writers and Illustrators (SCWBI).


In 2017, Denise teamed up with Values-In-Action Foundation to become National Program Ambassador for their school-based anti-bullying program, Be Kind™ STICK TOGETHER.™


Denise is known for her work with children and charities.  She regularly volunteers for The Make-A-Wish Foundation, and sings in her church choir.  Bomba the Brave is Denise’s first book.  It is based on a story she wrote in the first grade, as a student of Mrs. Kathy Fish.  Denise resides in Cleveland, Ohio with her husband Ed and their son, James.

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