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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
  • Colorado Department of Health using humor to fight suicide

    DENVER — Blue skies, outdoor activities, the beautiful Rocky Mountains … hard to believe there has been a high number of suicides. “Colorado is consistently, every year, ranked in the top ten as one of the states with the highest suicide rates in the country,” said Jarrod Hindman who is with the Colorado Department of Public Health and Environment. Fifty three of those suicides are men from 25-64 years of age.  And the numbers are still going up, according to […]

  • Box of lost memories returned to family member

    DENVER — It all started with a box.  An innocuous box with few markings.  But this box contained the precious memories of a family. The Hab family, Martha and John, immigrants from Germany after World War II. Daughter Evelyn Attanasio, their only child, was close to her parents, “I was probably closer to my dad because I was a daddy’s girl, but I was close to my mother as well.” The box wound up in the possession of Mike and […]

  • Aurora mayor blames RTD for lack of ridership on R Line

    DENVER — Schedules are up, tickets are ready and the trains are rolling. The problem is a lack of passengers. That’s pretty much why the RTD is proposing to dramatically reduce service on the new R Line. “Ridership is just not right there now on the R Line. We’re looking to optimize the system in a way to have our trains go where people are going,” RTD spokesman Nate Currey said. And according to RTD,  passengers are not riding the […]

  • Zipper gets spa treatment from very grateful groomer

    BLACK HAWK, Colo. — For 20 years now Kristie Clark has been grooming dogs. She loves them. And being a dog lover, she and husband Al have been following Zipper’s tale from the beginning of his journey to become a service dog for Freedom Service Dogs of America. “It’s been really fun and I hate it when I don’t see stuff about him because I specifically watch on Wednesdays knowing that that is his day,” Clark said. So it was […]

  • ESPN reporter skewered for shaky debut on ‘Monday Night Football’

    DENVER — It all started at the Broncos’ home opener at Sports Authority Field at Mile High on “Monday Night Football” when play-by-play announcer Beth Mowins tossed to rookie sideline reporter Sergio Dipp. The takeoff was a little shaky, but Dipp was airborne. Then, he ran into a little turbulence and before long, there was an awkward crash landing. So, what happened? “Oh, Sergio, it didn’t go how you wanted it to go,” said David Schaut, assistant sports editor for […]

  • Teacher gets kidney from student’s parent

    DENVER — Some lessons in life cannot be taught in a classroom.  But that’s where one very important lesson was learned. Andy Klaus-Corritore teaches ninth-grade history, literature and writing at Denver Academy.  He’s been doing it 12 years. “I love it because every day is a different day. You’re never quite sure what you’re gonna get when you have thirteen different personalities in your classroom,” he said. Two years ago, Klaus-Corritore got something he wasn’t expecting to get either. “I […]

  • Sports Authority Field at Mile High upgrading Wi-Fi for new season

    DENVER — Fans attending games are in for a little treat this year at Sports Authority Field at Mile High. It’s not free parking or a new gourmet restaurant — it’s free and faster Wi-Fi. The $6 million Wi-Fi renovation promises much improved service since the system was last updated five years ago. The Broncos are splitting the cost with Verizon Wireless. New antennas are being installed overhead, in the rails and under some of the seats. It promises to […]

  • License plate collectors gather in Jefferson County

    JEFFERSON COUNTY, Colo. — For most, license plates are not anything special — but they mean a lot to the people gathered at the Jefferson County Fairgrounds on Friday. License plate lovers from California to Florida to Canada gathered at the Automobile License Plate Collectors Association Show. They were buying, selling and collecting those thin, flimsy placards of automotive history. One collector, Stephan Budzinski, is from Poland.  He’s new to the collecting world, having done it for just more than […]

  • Vietnam veteran’s military museum a homage to those who serve

    COLORADO SPRINGS, Colo. — Just a little east of Colorado Springs, on the Plains, sits a museum unlike any you’ve seen before, and an owner to match. His name is Mel Bernstein. He looks like a biker, which he is. He’s also an entrepreneur. Dragon Arms, Dragon Man’s Paintball, Dragon Man’s Dirt Bike Track, Dragon Precision Machine Shop and Dragon Arms Gun Store. And last but not least, the Colorado Springs Military Museum. Bernstein’s also a lover of history. For […]

  • ‘Fight for the money’ predicted to bring in $1 billion

    DENVER — It could bring in close to $1 billion in revenue. The Floyd Mayweather vs. Connor McGregor fight in Las Vegas is expected to bring in more money, more views and more bets than any fight in history. It simply is the biggest fight ever. Nine out of 10 bets are on underdog McGregor, but the money is on Mayweather. Eighty-two percent of everything that’s wagered money wise has been wagered on Mayweather. A McGregor victory could mean a […]

  • Documentary filmmaker Ken Burns in Denver promoting latest project

    DENVER — For 30 years, filmmaker Ken Burns has been producing such award-winning documentaries on the Civil War, baseball, Prohibition, jazz and many others. His topics are uniquely American. “Each of the films I’ve made asks one deceptively simple question: Who are we? Who are those strange and complicated people who call themselves Americans?” Burns said. Films like “The West,” “The Dust Bowl” and the World War II epic “The War” share familiar themes of conflict. In modern America, nothing […]

  • Emerald Ash Borer population on the rise in Boulder County

    DENVER — When it comes to Colorado, one bug is public enemy number one: the Emerald Ash Borer. “This is a bad bug, there aren’t many redeeming qualities to this pest when we’re talking about it in context of North America,” said Ryan Lockwood with the Colorado State Forest Service. The exotic bug is responsible for the destruction of tens of millions of ash trees in the U.S. and Canada. The Emerald Ash Borer (EAB) population in Boulder County is […]