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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
  • New Aurora Fire Station 15 opens

    AURORA, Colo. — As your travels find you in East Aurora, you will see it. A little house on the prairie. Actually, it’s a pretty big house on the prairie. Just completed, the state-of-the-art Fire Station Number 15 replaces the old 15 that was too small, and housed in a house in Murphy Creek. The new 15 at 1680 South Catawba Circle is now in service. This new fire station is built with Feng Shui in mind. It’s designed to receive […]

  • Fallen Loveland soldier Gabe Conde laid to rest

    DENVER — Nineteen burials took place at Fort Logan National Cemetery Monday, but only one was for a soldier killed in action. The day was partly cloudy with intermittent rain. Perhaps appropriate for such a solemn occasion. United States Army specialist Gabe Conde was laid to rest at Fort Logan National Cemetery, with full military honors. The 22-year-old Loveland resident was killed in action on April 30 in Afghanistan while serving with the fourth brigade combat team, airborne, 25th infantry […]

  • Tips help you stay safe when hiking near where rattlesnakes live

    DENVER — Rattlesnakes and Colorado go hand-in-hand. But the more you know about them, the safer you will be. From high in mountain meadows to the eastern plains, you will find rattlesnakes. The prairie rattlesnake can be found statewide in Colorado below an elevation of 9,500 feet. The population of rattlesnakes in Colorado? Nobody really knows for sure. But all you need to change your day drastically, is to meet just one. In Golden, Colorado on top of a grassy […]

  • Anniversary of Colorado’s ‘catastrophic’ hailstorm

    If you thought the 2017 hailstorm was a doozy, you’d be right. “Last year it went down in history as our most expensive hailstorm and catastrophe in Colorado,” said Carol Walker, Rocky Mountain insurance information association executive director. We are talking about $2.3 billion in insured losses for more than 267,000 claims. “The size of the hail, the volatility of it. We had 50 percent of the cars were un-drivable,” said Walker. More people moving into the state, high tech […]

  • Vegas musician performs for Boulder kids after receiving heartfelt messages

    BOULDER, Colo. — Las Vegas performer Roy LeBlanc faced one of the greatest challenges of his life when he watched his partner of more than 20 years slowly die from cancer. “She had neuroendacrine carcinoma,” said LeBlanc of his partner, Vickie Pieper. In September 2017, LeBlanc reached out on Facebook seeking comfort for Vicky. “I just wanted to share my journey. I shared the hard stuff — the stuff people don’t usually share,” he said. The response was overwhelming. In […]

  • World War II code breaker sworn to secrecy breaks her silence

    DENVER — Born in St. Louis, Nancy Tipton was attending university when she heard the news about Pearl Harbor. “It did not sink in right away, I think we went to a movie after that,” she said. The United States was at war. In 1944, Tipton was recruited by the U.S. Army into the Signal Corps. “I had to pass a test and I had to have two references,” she said. The Army had special plans for Tipton. She remained […]

  • Colorado law enforcement cracks down on seat belt violators

    DENVER — Believe it or not, the Colorado State Patrol said too many people are not wearing seat belts and enough is enough. Other law enforcement agencies are sounding the same alarm. “The CSP knows that we can reduce serious injuries and fatalities if motorists would use their seat belts and make sure their passengers are buckled up,” the state patrol’s website says. The problem is so bad that Colorado state troopers and deputy sheriffs from several counties are focusing […]

  • Old church turned into luxury condos

    DENVER — Take one look at the facade of one condominium complex and you’ll say, “Oh, my God.” It was built in 1906 and started out as a church. The building is at 2267 Ogden St. in Denver. If you like history, you’ve come to the right listing. What once was the New Hope Baptist Church was rescued from the rubble heap and converted into four luxury condominiums. After it was the sanctified, of course. An homage to the former […]

  • B-17 in Colorado one of just 12 left in U.S.

    BROOMFIELD, Colo. — The Liberty Foundation in Colorado houses one of just a dozen historic planes that represent an aspect of the brave work of the men and women who served in World War II. The heroes who flew the planes, however, are passing away and taking along with them the historic stories associated with the aircraft. In the near future, the only voice left to speak about the planes will be the machine that flew the Flying Fortress. If […]

  • 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 Dark Knight Rises,” the unimaginable happened. Twelve moviegoers were murdered and 58 were wounded from gunfire. Twelve others suffered nongunfire injuries. 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 […]

  • 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 […]