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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
  • Memorial garden in Aurora honors lives lost in theater shooting

    AURORA, Colo. — On July 20, 2012 at the Century Aurora 16 movie theater during a midnight screening of the film the “The Dark Knight Rises,” the unimaginable happened. Twelve moviegoers were murdered and 58 were wounded from gunfire. The shooter is behind bars at an out-of-state prison. All he left behind were broken hearts and horrific memories. Now, hopefully, new memories will be made. It starts with a quiet, peaceful bit of land in Aurora called the Reflection Garden. […]

  • Hundreds of santas from around the world attend convention in Colorado

    BROOMFIELD, Colo. — Santas from around the world are in Colorado for the bi-annual gathering of the International Brotherhood of Real Bearded Santas. This group is meeting at the Omni Interlocken Hotel in Broomfield. It’s a place, a gathering and an event where 400 santas hone their skills, update their wardrobe, socialize and just enjoy a little time off before the Christmas season begins. These are very special santas. They take what they do very seriously. They love to serve. […]

  • Dogs lost in windstorm found, returned home

    DENVER — Paul Page’s description of the wind-caused damage to his home was not by itself out of the ordinary. “This post and that post, they all pulled out and this entire section just fell over,” Page said. But in addition to a damaged fence, he almost lost two members of his family. “We call them our puppy babies so they are, they are our kids,” he said. On his way to the gym after the storm Tuesday, he saw […]

  • Windstorm rips through Erie landfill

    ERIE, Colo. — With gale-force winds whipping through Colorado, something had to give. And it did. The Front Range Landfill in Erie looked like it was in the middle of a blizzard Tuesday. The gale-force winds picked up the garbage and debris and created a temporary white out. Across the street from the landfill lives the Hepp family. They’ve been here for generations. They saw the garbage first-hand coming straight for them. They called it a tornado of trash. On […]

  • California high school wrestler working hard at Craig Hospital to recover from injury

    ENGLEWOOD, Colo. — Ryan Joseph of Walnut Creek, California, is an average kid. A sophomore in high school, he loves his family and he loves sports. But on Jan. 10, while at a wrestling match at his high school, the 16-year-old received a not-so-average injury. Within minutes into the match, Joseph was thrown and his landing was a perfect storm of force an angle. He could not move. It did not take long for Joseph’s parents, who were at the […]

  • Some fans get out of hand during Rockies’ home opener

    DENVER — Come rain or shine, the Rockies’ home opener has been the unofficial kick off to spring. The cold weather Friday might have hurt attendance some, but it did not curb enthusiasm. Fire pits, food and fireball whiskey kept a lot of fans warm. With beer and spirits flowing faster than the South Platte River, it started to happen. Intoxication, pushing, shoving and some people getting hurt. The Denver Police Department responded quickly as did the Denver Fire Department. […]

  • More Americans should carry opioid overdose reversing drug, surgeon general says

    DENVER — According to Dr. Carl Clark, Colorado has an opioid crisis. “Some of our rural communities, It’s absolutely devastating but even in Denver where I am we have three opioid deaths every day,” Clark said. Colorado State Rep. Leslie Herod shares the doctor’s diagnosis. “The opioid situation in Colorado and in Denver is definitely a crisis,” she said. It’s a nationwide crisis as well and that is why the U.S. Surgeon General, Dr. Jerome Adams, is recommending more Americans […]

  • New website features trees that are perfect for Colorado

    EDGEWATER, Colo. — If there is one thing Edgewater resident Michael Klinker hates to see, it’s a dead or dying Colorado tree. It is one thing, he says, that is unnecessary. That’s why he created Arboradvisor.com.  He is a self proclaimed tree geek. On the very user-friendly and beautifully illustrated website, there are his top 75 trees that he says are a perfect fit for Colorado. The idea is, if a tree is listed on the website, it’s good for […]

  • Denver Water working on ways to turn toilet water into tap water

    DENVER — Colorado is one of the driest states in the U.S. New ways to meet future water demands are being looked at by Denver Water. The Pure Water Colorado Demonstration Project focuses on a safe, reliable and sustainable drinking water supply for the years and decades ahead. It might take a little getting used to. The tons and tons of raw sewage that enters the Denver metro wastewater facility gets disinfected, cleaned and then discharged into the South Platte […]

  • Parishioners chip in to restore Holy Ghost Catholic Church

    DENVER — Built and completed in 1943, smack dab in the middle of World War II, sits Holy Ghost Catholic Church. Their first mass was 8 July, 1943. “When you see the opening mass of Holy Ghost, we have some archive photos of that, there is a beautiful military presence,” said Pastor Rev. Christopher Uhl. The first thing you will notice if you visit is the architecture. “Everything is original, there has been very little changes here. One change that’s […]

  • Fort Logan National Cemetery honors Vietnam War veterans

    DENVER — It was a cool and clear morning at Fort Logan National Cemetery on Thursday. Then, the echoes of warfare, like a memory, broke the silence. They were cannons of the Colorado National Guard. The men who fought in Vietnam were honored Thursday. The Department of Veterans Affairs calls it the Vietnam War 50th anniversary commemoration. Men and women gathered to remember and to honor the fallen soldiers, sailors, airmen and Marines who fought in Vietnam. Vietnam veterans from […]

  • New ‘tiny homes’ village for homeless coming to Denver

    DENVER — Born in Newton, New Jersey, 27-year-old Kim is on the run from an abusive relationship. She was homeless until now. Kim is one of 11 former homeless people who now live in the village. The first tiny home village is called Beloved Community Village. Located at 38th and Blake streets in Denver, the 10-foot-by-12-foot single-room shelters might not impress most people, but it’s a godsend for some. “Oh, my God, so grateful, like eternally grateful,” Kim said. And […]