Denise Neil has worked at the Wichita Eagle since late 1997, writing stories for the features, lifestyle and entertainment sections. She started reviewing restaurants and writing about Wichita's dining scene in 2000, and her stories are among the newspaper's most read. She's a regular speaker around town for groups whose members love to hear about where to eat and reminisce about old favorites. Denise, a 1995 graduate of the University of Kansas, also worked at the Chattanooga Times and has worked as an adjunct professor of journalism at Newman University in Wichita since the early 2000s. She lives in Wichita with her husband and their two children and loves cooking, traveling and audiobooks.