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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
  • The 2017 St. Jude Dream Home giveaway readies for grand opening

    DENVER — Dream. The definition of the word is a series of thoughts, images and sensations occurring in a person’s mind during sleep. That’s exactly what will happen when you see the 2017 St. Jude Dream Home except, it isn’t a dream. It’s called the Boulderado.  Custom crafted by Oakwood Homes. Thirty-four hundred square feet, four bedrooms, two-and-a-half baths with a three-car garage.  The $750,000 house is nestled in the very secluded and gated community in Commerce City called The […]

  • Mom moves with disabled son to Colorado, gets vehicle stolen

    DENVER — A 31-year-old single mother of a special-needs child moved to Colorado to better take care of her son. After only being in the state for a week, her only vehicle was stolen. Sarah Allen moved to Colorado from Marietta, Georgia.  She came for her son Aiden, who is medically complex. Aiden, 4, was born with cerebral palsy, suffered a stroke at birth and is at the emotional level of an 8-month-old. “He’s tube fed and he takes all […]

  • Woman shopping for produce has purse snatched in Edgewater store

    EDGEWATER, Colo. — A woman was shopping at the Edgewater King Soopers to pick up a few things. The last thing she thought she would get is robbed. Although technically it was not a robbery. While the victim was looking for produce, the bad guys got to her purse and lifted the wallet. Shortly after, with their ill-gotten gains, the three bandits went next door to Target to do a little shopping of their own. “Utilizing the lady’s credit card […]

  • Confluence Park set to reopen after a multimillion-dollar face-lift

    DENVER — It’s the moment many have been waiting for, the grand reopening of Confluence Park, where Cherry Creek and the South Platte River meet in Denver. The junction of the two bodies of water have been a destination for hikers, bikers and nature lovers for years. Since 2012, the city of Denver has been planning to renovate it. “The entire river vision plan started in 2012. The planning occurred starting in 2007 and 2008.  Money started being raised and […]

  • Tour a $22 million estate up for grabs in Longmont

    LONGMONT, Colo. — If you’re new to Colorado or just maybe looking for new digs, have we got the house for you. The Ashlawn Estate has more than 12,000 square feet of living space with five bedrooms, nine bathrooms, eight fireplaces, two wet bars and a $500,000 flight simulator that doubles as a safe room. The downstairs game room features a pool table, foosball table, and nine-seat custom high-definition theater and sound stage. The 2004 classic southern style abode sits on […]

  • Colorado man participates in World Long Drive Championship

    AURORA, Colo. — Richey Moore loves what he does as an irrigation specialist at Murphy Creek Golf Course in Aurora. But when you work golf course maintenance, you do a little bit of everything. “Most people are frustrated with just getting in the cubicle,” he said. “My office has the best scenery in the world.” Moore was taught golf by his father William. “He didn’t have to set an alarm. He didn’t have to feel like he was prying me […]

  • So, these three bears walk into an Italian restaurant …

    ESTES PARK, Colo. — Antonio’s Real New York Pizza has been a big hit in Estes Park for four years. “Our flour comes from Italy which is a big piece of this. One of the best flours in the world,” owner Antonio DeSousa said. DeSousa’s joint ought to be good; he’s New York born and raised. “We took the kids out of school for a month and came out here and just traveled and tried to figure out would we […]

  • Las Vegas attack can trigger post-traumatic stress disorder

    DENVER — Thirty-year-old Jennifer Burch is a full-time journalism major in college. She also volunteers her time and she loves Colorado. Not too long ago, she was a U.S. Air Force staff sergeant. She was a volunteer combat medic in Afghanistan. No longer on the battlefield,  she still fights post-traumatic stress disorder every day. “Five years from now you could hear a gunshot and be triggered and hit the ground,” she said. Hundreds hit the ground in Las Vegas, fearing […]

  • One-of-a-kind custom doghouses up for grabs at DIA

    DENVER — If you’re a dog lover looking for the best digs in town for your four-legged friend, then you’ll want to check out the most wag-worthy solar dog houses in Denver. Fifteen of the most environmentally friendly, creative doghouses can be seen through Monday at Denver International Airport’s Sustainable BARKitecture Dog House Competition. The doghouses, which were designed and built by local design and architecture firms, are located for public viewing on the plaza between the Westin Denver International […]

  • Denver International Airport opens beer garden

    DENVER — Folks from around the country are coming to Colorado to sample some of the best craft brews made.  And as soon as they step off the plane at DIA, they won’t have to go very far for that first sip. It’s the fourth annual Denver International Airport Beer Flights Garden.  Ten Colorado craft beer makers will be offering up 20 different brews in the breezy and beautiful open air beer garden at the airport.  It’s $10 at the […]

  • Colorado Parks and Wildlife reveals new fishing app

    DENVER — It’s the one sport you can actually do, while sleeping.  It’s nature, it’s relaxing, it’s all about chill-axing. Until now.  High tech has just invaded your favorite fishing hole. It’s the brand new fishing app brought to you by Colorado Parks and Wildlife. “We are going to make it really easy for people and improve the experience for them by putting all the information they could possibly need right in the palm of their hand,” said Rebecca Ferrell, […]

  • 16 miniature horses rescued from Houston

    FRANKTOWN, Colo. — Sixteen miniature horses have found new digs at the Dumb Friends League Harmony Equine Center in Franktown. They were rescued from Houston as they were seized from a negligent owner. On Tuesday, they were weighed, given medical exams, cleaned and fed. They were also microchipped and administered a healthy dose of TLHC — tender loving horse care. After about two months, they will be available for adoption.