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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 Freedom Memorial repaired after vandalism damage

    AURORA, Colo — A memorial dedicated to Colorado’s fallen soldiers has a new glass panel after it was damaged over the Fourth of July weekend. On Memorial Day 2000, radio personality Rick Crandall was doing his radio show from the American cemetery on Omaha Beach in Normandy. Seventy graves were soldiers from Colorado. “How do you bring them home? How do you get them back here. Names is the best way we could think of,” Crandall said. Crandall’s inspiration morphed into […]

  • Ideas to talk to kids after terrible events such as mass shootings

    DENVER — Whether you like it or not, mass shootings are in our consciousness. And a lot of children are thinking about this as well. “Kids are thinking about this because not only as it’s happening, but even here in our schools we have lock down drills, lockout drills,” school psychologist Angie Wall said. As hard as parents might try, it’s impossible to shield their kids from the news, the images, the horror of it all. So, as a parent, […]

  • Gun owners getting active shooter response training

    DENVER — After the most recent mass shooting in Texas, a lot of people are talking about better gun control. A lot of other folks are talking about controlling their guns better. “More people are interested in shooting, but I think more so than that people are interested in defending their loved ones,” said Jimmy Graham with the Active Shooter Response Training Center. At Centennial Gun Club, Graham said more people want to learn how to do just that. “We […]

  • Denver Rescue Mission preps for Thanksgiving feast, asks for donations

    DENVER — For 20 years, the Denver Rescue Mission has been providing a Thanksgiving dinner for families in need. All the fixings for a complete Thanksgiving meal. This year, it plans on providing a Thanksgiving dinner for 15,000 families in the Denver metro area. The problem is, it has about 2,000 turkeys and need about 13,000 more by Nov. 22. The Denver Rescue Mission’s game plan is to get the word out as much as possible. For the 15,000 families […]

  • It’s beginning to look a lot like Christmas at weekend holiday show at Denver Mart

    DENVER — It’s beginning to look a lot like Christmas. Whoa, whoa, whoa… whoa! We haven’t even had gobble gobble yet and now we’re getting ready for “ho ho ho”? Well, that’s to be expected if you’re at the Colorado Country Christmas show at the Denver Mart. 450 exhibitors from around the country offering up holiday decor, specialty foods, Santa’s Village and handcrafted items. It’s very original, things you can’t find any place else. And, there is someone you can’t […]

  • Colorado World War II veteran shares story about time in infamous POW camp

    DENVER — These days, 97-year-old Hank Cornellisson is taking it easy. Deservedly so. He’s lived a very long and full life. But that life was almost cut short during World War II. Not by a bomb or a bullet, but by man known as the bird. “He would say look me in the eye. You don’t look me in the eye. Some days he would want you to look him in the eye and talk to him and some you’re […]

  • City Park Golf Course closes for major renovation project

    DENVER — City Park Golf Course has been open since 1913 but on Wednesday, it will close. But not for good. It will be closed for about 18 months for a major project. The course is getting renovated and according to the city of Denver, the primary reason is to reduce the flood risks to neighborhoods just north of the course. Bridgette Walsh is a Denver resident and a board member of the group City Park Friends and Neighbors. She […]

  • Man spends tens of thousands of dollars to create the best hobby expo

    DENVER — Friday was a very big day for Jim Marski.  Directing exhibitors, answering questions, running errands.  Everything has to be just right.  For Marski, it’s his show of shows. The name of his brand new show is The Rocky Mountain Hobby Expo. The show, according to Marski, is a show that’s about fifty years in the making, “Probably about 62 years in the making but I’d have to ask my mom and dad about that,” corrects the smiling Marski. […]

  • Mom who had car stolen finds kindness in community

    DENVER — It was not a good start at a new life for Sarah Allen and her 4-year-old son Aiden. Her only means of transportation, a 2004 PT Cruiser, was stolen from her apartment complex her first week in Denver. “It was completely devastating. When you have a car and it’s your only lifeline, it’s how you get to the doctor. It’s how you get to your appointments, so it is pretty critical,” Allen said. Her son Aiden has cerebral […]

  • 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 […]