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Dan Daru is a reporter on FOX31 Denver & Colorado’s Own Channel 2.

Born in Detroit, Michigan. Moved to Denver as a wee lad.
Attended John F. Kennedy High School in Denver.

Applied Science degree in Criminology, Red Rocks Community College
Bachelor of Science degree in Criminal Justice, Metropolitan State University of Denver
Bachelor of Arts in Communications, Metropolitan State University of Denver

First TV job in Myrtle Beach, South Carolina as a news photographer
Chief Photographer at KBAK in Bakersfield, California
General Assignment reporter, KWGN, Channel 2
General Assignment reporter, KDVR Fox 31, Denver

Favorite story: WWII Soldiers of the 10th Mountain Division

Bike riding, WWII history, collecting for fun.
Dean Martin, martinis and good cigars for memories.

You can email Dan at Dan.Daru@KDVR.com


Recent Articles
  • Vendor with ‘Get a Roof, Get a Gun’ promotion kicked out of Garden & Home Show

    DENVER — The nationwide debate on gun control has found its way into the Colorado Garden and Home Show at the Colorado Convention Center. A vendor was told to remove his display because of an image of an AR-15 rifle that’s being used for a promotion. The promotion is called “Get a Roof, Get a Gun.” It’s been a promotional slogan for James Webb’s business for two years. Now, however, that promotion may have backfired at the Colorado Garden and […]

  • Wrong-way driver leads to multivehicle crash on northbound I-225 at Tamarac

    DENVER — Imagine traveling 65 mph on the highway only to come face to face with a vehicle heading right toward you. That’s what happened Wednesday on Interstate 225. About 10 a.m., a vehicle traveling southbound in the northbound lanes of the interstate collided with five other vehicles at Tamarac Drive, the Denver Police Department said. The impact was so horrific, it dislodged the engine of the vehicle going the wrong way. Police responded as well as its accident investigation […]

  • Fumes from renovations permeate woman’s nearby apartment

    DENVER — Delberta Clark has lived at the Argonaut apartments in Denver for eight years. The 85-year-old said it’s the best place she’s ever been. In March 2016 a fire at Clark’s apartment complex destroyed six units, just across the courtyard. In 2017, construction began on repairs. Three weeks ago it started. A very strong and noxious smell permeated her entire apartment. “It’s noxious to have to come in and smell it,” Clark said. Clark talked with her apartment manager, […]

  • Apartment resident’s car towed while it was parked at complex

    DENVER — Jamie Ausman has lived at the Townview Community apartments for four years. On Saturday morning, she was in for surprise. Two of them, actually. One, her car was missing. And two, her own apartment complex had it towed. It was taken by towing company Parking Authority. It said her parking placard was a fake. “How is that possible? I’ve lived here for four years, I’ve had the same permit all four years,” Ausman said. To get her car […]

  • New fire station in Aurora to serve Murphy Creek neighborhood starting in May

    AURORA, Colo. — Unless you were looking for it, you most likely would never notice it. But there it is, nestled in the east Aurora neighborhood of Murphy Creek, Aurora Fire Station No. 15. The station is actually in a retrofitted residential house. It was built as a temporary solution for a long-term reality facing Aurora: Growth. Aurora is on a growth path, with businesses and residential popping up like wildflowers on the prairie. But flowers aren’t the only thing […]

  • Video to make your mouth water: National Pizza Day

    DENVER — Melted cheese with thick spicy sauce and the aroma of fresh basil … and that crust. You can almost taste it just by the sound when it breaks. Friday was National Pizza Day. There are as many styles of pizza as there are toppings. We bring you three pizza joints from the Denver metro area that are sure to tickle your pallet and pizza passion. In 1973 in Idaho Springs, Colorado, a small little pizza operation called Beau […]

  • CDOT, cannabis industry work to stop people from driving while high

    DENVER — On Jan. 1, 2014, Colorado changed the meaning of Rocky Mountain high when sales of recreational marijuana became legal. The opportunity for legal cannabis commerce did not escape Shannon Brooks. She and her husband own eight marijuana dispensaries in the Denver metro area called Lightshade. She said business is great. Marijuana sales in Colorado are a $1 billion industry. There are more dispensaries than Starbucks. In 2016, 77 people died in car crashes with active THC in their […]

  • Boulder County considers allowing e-bikes in open space

    BOULDER, Colo. — As long as people have mounted their self-propelled contraptions and headed for the hills, it’s been people versus mountains. But people, like everything else, age. And as necessity is the mother of invention, the e-bike was born. The electronic bike is like a regular bike. It has a motor in the front hub, and it has a battery in the down to. It does have a little extra weight but otherwise, it’s a bike. Since 1975, Boulder […]

  • Gaylord Rockies Resort ready to start hiring workers

    AURORA, Colo. — As the construction cranes near the end of their task at the new Gaylord Rockies Resort and Convention Center, preparations have been underway to hire the people to operate and run the soon-to-be Colorado’s largest hotel. A 500,000-square-foot convention center, 17-room spa, restaurants and bars, and a 1,500-plus room hotel and resort on an 86-acre site will not run itself. People are needed to make it come alive. The Gaylord Rockies Resort is scheduled to open for […]

  • Suspects use dog door to enter Aurora home in middle of night

    AURORA, Colo. — A family home in Aurora was burglarized on Monday night and the homeowners say the suspects entered the home through a dog door. The Gonzalez family realized their home in the Stanford Hills neighborhood was burglarized while they were sleeping when they noticed a few things missing around the home. Elmer Gonzalez said his wallet in his pants were missing and so were the keys to his 2013 Toyota work truck. Gonzalez was downstairs sleeping on the […]

  • Former Denver mayor pushing to keep Mile High stadium name

    DENVER — Former Denver Mmayor Wellington Webb’s statement was succinct and to the point, saying, “Bronco fans, in general, have always been identified and tied to the name Mile High Stadium.” He is not alone in that sentiment. The former mayor called the members of the media to his downtown office to deliver his message and to borrow a line from a Beatles song, to get back to where you once belong. To Mile High Stadium, that is. “Instead of […]

  • High-tech taxis shuttle passengers in popular Teslas

    DENVER — Tesla. State-of-the-art in automobile technology. From 0 to 60 in 3.2 seconds, it will get you where you are going fast, and in style, if you can flip the $125,000 price tag, that is. That’s where business entrepreneur Kyle Ewing comes in. He created Teslyne. “Teslyne is a 100 percent electric private car service in Colorado that takes you to and from any location within the state,” he said. What’s a Tesla? “It’s the coolest thing to hit […]