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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 Arvada sock store giving competition a run for their money

    ARVADA, Colo. — Walking into the store in Olde Towne Arvada called, appropriately,  Sock, you will quickly ascertain what is for sale. Socks. “You know socks are just really hot right now.  Everyone wears socks so we figured why don’t we open a store,” Socks owner Scott Spears said. The store at 5612 Olde Wadsworth Blvd. has more than 3,600 styles,. That’s 18,000 pairs total, just hanging around. Movies, music, animals, activities, flowers, locations, food, drink, statements, even fashion forward […]

  • World renowned car auction in Denver

    DENVER — For lots of folks, an automobile is just something that takes them from point A to point B.  For others, the car is a symbol of freedom, a work of art, something beautiful to bestow. For three days the Colorado Convention Center in Denver has turned into an art gallery of automobiles.  All brought to you by Mecum Auctions.  Exotics, collectibles, originals and restored.  Over 1,000 vehicles are up for grabs at the auto auction. One thousand and […]

  • Panic rooms becoming popular in Colorado

    DENVER — Mention the words panic room to someone and they might imagine the major motion picture with the same name starring Jodie Foster. A panic room is a place for innocents to go. To hide from those who would do them harm. Truth is panic rooms are real, and more home owners are having them installed in their homes, like Desi Penington. “This is my telecommunications place where I just run stuff.  This is where the house internet sits,” […]

  • Arvada man restoring life into antique lighting

    ARVADA, Colo. — It truly is the land that time forgot.  For most folks, that is, not for Mike Dalio. He started collecting, restoring and selling antiques in the 1960’s.  It was then, you might say, that a light bulb illuminated over his head. His idea, was to concentrate on antique lights and fixtures, “I like the different eras of the light. You have tudor, you have mission, you have art deco and art nouveau.” An original American picker,  Dalio […]

  • Million-dollar coffeemaker serves customers at DIA

    DENVER — Java, mud, cup-o-joe, whatever you call it, you know you love it.  Matter of fact, at Denver International Airport, there are about 13 spots to get your hot. But now there’s a new one that stands out — or stands up. They call it the Java Bot, a state of the art, space age coffee machine. The Java Bot is the brainchild of Mike Caswell, founder and owner of The Roasting Plant, the coffee shop that houses the […]

  • Colorado in dire need of skilled construction workers

    DENVER — The sights, sounds and smells of new construction fill the air in the Denver metro area. The building industry is in full bloom, except for one small detail: A severe lack of skilled construction workers. “There is a 100 percent shortage of skilled construction workers here in Colorado and nationally,” said Michael Smith, Colorado Home Building Academy director. It’s so bad the Association of General Contractors in Colorado estimates the need for skilled construction workers at more than 30,000 […]

  • Study: Kids need to get outside and play

    DENVER — According to a University of Michigan study, kids from 8 to 16 years old only get about five minutes of out door play time per day. That, according to Great Outdoors Colorado, is not enough. “They’re not getting enough unstructured play time. They are over-screened, over-scheduled and over-protected these days,” GOCO executive director Chris Cascilian said. So what are kids doing with their time? “They are on their IPhones and tablets, and not getting outside and playing like […]

  • Why do we celebrate the Fourth of July?

    DENVER — Happy Fourth of July. Wait a minute.  We don’t say, “Happy December 25th.” Or “Happy November 23rd.” Or “Happy April 1st.”  So why do we say “Happy Fourth of July?” Just exactly what are we celebrating on July 4?  What better place to find out than at your friendly, all-American, Fourth of July parade. “What are we celebrating today?” I ask one 12-year-old boy, “The Fourth of July, which is the independence of America,” he said. That was […]

  • New battery promises to revolutionize cellphones and more

    FORT COLLINS, Colo. — Build a better cellphone battery and the world will beat a path to your door. No, Ralph Waldo Emerson didn’t say that, but Amy Prieto hopes it’s true because that’s what she says she’s done. “We are building a better battery that we hope will have impact in many different kinds of applications,” she said. In addition to being a full-time professor at Colorado State University in Fort Collins, Prieto is CEO and founder of Prieto […]

  • Fireworks restrictions in some Colorado cities easing up

    DENVER — As much as we like to sing about the rockets’ red glare, on our nation’s birthday, we like to touch off a few, too.  But when it comes to fireworks, Dirty Harry said it best, “A man’s gotta’ know his limitations.” It all depends on where you live. For example, fireworks of any kind in Denver are still illegal. Unless you think $1,000 fine is worth lighting up a sparkler, perhaps you should consider another city. Like Aurora. […]

  • Vietnam veteran looking for his other platoon members

    DENVER — It was 28 June, 1968 that changed Joe Sleevi’s life forever. That’s the day he enlisted in the U.S. Army. Along with 39 other new recruits from Jefferson County high schools, they formed what the Army called the Jefferson County Platoon. “After the ceremony, they even gave us lunch and then flew us off. How nice,” Vietnam veteran Joe Sleevi said with a laugh. The Jefferson County Platoon learned how to fight together at basic training. But afterward, […]

  • Sheep in Aurora protected from coyotes by most unusual method

    AURORA, Colo. — There is a place in Aurora that time forgot. By design. It’s the Plains Conservation Center. Twelve-hundred acres of open space. Central short grass prairie. Home to pronghorn, eagles, mule deer, rabbits, rattlesnakes, prairie dogs and now, home to about 130 dorper sheep. A dorper sheep is a haired sheep compared to a wool sheep. They shed all their hair in the springtime. “They stimulate the grasses by grazing them. They break up the crust, improve moisture […]