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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
  • Idaho Springs man brings reindeer to spread holiday cheer

    IDAHO SPRINGS, Colo. — Rancher, outdoorsman, and animal lover Bill Lee spends just about every waking moment outdoors at his mountain ranch near Idaho Springs. With burros, llamas, alpacas, dogs, his days are never dull. But of all the animals in Lee’s care, there are two that will catch your eye. Rangifer Taranda, aka the reindeer. Of all of Lee’s flock, reindeer Cupid 26 and Cupid 27, mother and daughter, have a special place in his heart. Every year around […]

  • Serving Those Who Serve Toy Drive has successful day at FOX31 studios

    DENVER — Hands were cold but hearts were warm as FOX31 and the Salvation Army accepted lots of donations from the community for the Serving Those Who Serve Toy Drive. While bells were ringing and carolers were singing, citizen Santas stopped by all morning to drop off a gift or two. There’s still time: You can donate through Dec. 23: Learn more What so many of us take for granted, being able to buy Christmas gifts for our children, is […]

  • Local VFW post needs new permanent building

    PARKER, Colo. — After years of meeting in a fire station, a local VFW post in Douglas County needs help building a permanent home. The Veterans of Foreign Wars posts have been part of the American fabric since 1899. There are 6,500 VFW posts worldwide. In Colorado, there are 99, including the first VFW Post No. 1 in Denver. A little south is Post No. 4266 in Parker. It’s been around since 2007 with 68 members from World War II up […]

  • It’s December and there’s no snow on Pikes Peak

    EL PASO COUNTY, Colo. — With unseasonably warm temperatures and virtually no humidity, Colorado is a dry state. October and November account for 20 percent of moisture annually in Colorado. December accounts for 20 percent. Currently, Colorado is 40 percent in the hole. While no snow might not be good for the skiing industry, it means more dough for places such as Pikes Peak, one of Colorado’s most famous 14ers. As of Tuesday, there’s only enough snow on top of […]

  • Scientist aims to combat wasted energy use, ‘change the world’

    GOLDEN, Colo. — Lance Wheeler, a research scientist for the national renewable energy Lab in Golden, wanted to change the world. It started quite unintentionally about a year ago for Wheeler when he was working on an infrared detection project that was not working very well. On his bike ride home, a light bulb went off. He just might have created technology that could be used in a different way. It is like the combination of transition eyeglasses and solar panels. […]

  • Military tank for sale just in time for Christmas

    DENVER — It quite possibly could be the best Christmas gift, ever. Military vehicle collector Ross Morgan thinks so, “this is a 1943 ford M4 A3 E9 Sherman tank.“ It was the tank, according to General George S Patton, that won the war for the allies during World War II. Russ Morgan’s Sherman tank is up for sale. But wait, where does one get a World War II Sherman tank? “All the tanks that are left that were not shut […]

  • Dangers of hanging holiday lights on roofs

    DENVER — Love ‘em or hate ‘em, we hang ‘em every year. And every year, like clockwork, emergency rooms get ready for the influx of broken bones. Getting ready for Rudolph can be hazardous to your health. Ta Chea is a professional holiday light installer for Swingle tree and landscape company. He’s been doing it since 1985, so if you are thinking about going top side on your roof, Chea has some candid advice. Don’t do it. If OSHA does […]

  • Aurora police donate quilts to those battling cancer

    AURORA, Colo. — Usually, Aurora Police Department officers are busy fighting crime, but on Tuesday, they were helping fight something just as sinister: Cancer. “Cops fighting cancer started 15 years ago by myself and my partner. We started going to Children’s Hospital and visiting the kids that were sick,” officer James Seneca said. Pairing up with the Healing Quilt Project, 100 handmade quilts will be covering and comforting cancer patients at the outpatient infusion center at UCHealth University of Colorado […]

  • Wreaths needed for Fort Logan National Cemetery

    DENVER — Cemeteries, really, are places for the living. A place to visit, remember and miss those loved ones who are no longer with us. Fort Logan National Cemetery in Denver is such a place. IT’s hallowed ground for the men and women who put on the uniform. The national nonprofit Wreaths Across America knows this, and that’s why it is placing a wreath on every headstone. Every life is to be honored. The problem is it doesn’t have enough […]

  • Lantern Fest in Pueblo postponed for third time in 13 months

    PUEBLO, Colo. — When Fort Collins resident Taylore Jedlicka laid eyes on sky lanterns for the first time, she was hooked. Sky lanterns have been around a long time. So when Taylore was turned onto the Lantern Fest, a company based in Salt Lake City, she wasted no time buying tickets. She was excited about the November 2016 show at the I-25 Speedway in Pueblo until it was postponed. The Lantern Fest rescheduled the event to April at the same […]

  • Therapy dog-in-training gets some stress relief therapy for himself

    DENVER — Zipper is in his 10th month of extensive training to become a service dog and so far, so good. So far he’s been working on his basic commands and on the duration, the amount of time he is able to be in a down, stay position. It will not be long before Zipper is paired up with a client. If all goes as planned he will be paired with a client in June 2018. A well-trained service dog […]

  • Punch Bowl Social set to open in Stapleton flight control tower

    DENVER — Standing alone among the houses, apartments and condos. Almost defiant as progress swallows up every square inch of marketable real estate around it. It was scheduled for demolition. Robert Thompson, founder of Punch Bowl Social, had a different idea, “Punch Bowl Social is an entertainment concept that has a diner-influenced menu and a craft beverage program. We do all this in a large format.” Thompson said. And what better format than a unique, and available, flight control tower. […]