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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
  • Underwater hockey makes a splash in Denver

    DENVER — For 15 years in Colorado, they come to splash and play, and compete underwater. Believe it or not, they are playing hockey. They say the sport of underwater hockey started in the 1950s by some bored underwater British divers. The rules are quite similar to hockey, except, you’re playing underwater. The underwater hockey club in Denver is co-ed and the president of the club, Tyera Eulberg, says it’s a level playing field below the waves. The equipment used […]

  • Memorial to Heath Gumm grows in Commerce City

    COMMERCE CITY, Colo. — It was a cold, sunless and windy day. It started out with a flag, a special flag that acknowledges the sacrifices made every day by the men and women in law-enforcement. On Thursday, the man in this terrible spotlight is Adams County sheriff’s deputy Heath Gumm. Throughout the day, they continued to come, people, ordinary citizens such as Anthony Lopez. Not knowing deputy Gumm personally did not stop Lopez from leaving a personalized and heartfelt thank […]

  • Marijuana seized, 2 taken into custody in Aurora house raid

    AURORA, Colo. — A rental home in southeast Aurora was raided by police Tuesday night. It is the second time the home has been raided by the Aurora Police Department since May 11, 2016. Drugs and guns were seized, and two men were taken into custody. Police said they seized more than 100 marijuana plants at the house on South Quemoy Court. They said it appeared to be a big operation. The owner of the rental house, according to real […]

  • Colorado veteran recalls his capture by North Korea while on USS Pueblo

    DENVER — Commissioned on April 7, 1945, the USS Pueblo was designated as a banner class environmental research ship. In reality, the Pueblo was used as a spy ship by the U.S. Navy. Sailors were eavesdropping on the North Koreans. Alvin Plucker would know this. He was a quartermaster on the Pueblo. “We worked on the bridge and on the pilot house and worked directly under commander Bucher,” Plucker said. On Jan. 23, 1968, Plucker’s life changed forever. North Korean […]

  • Steers show up for ‘afternoon tea’ at the Brown Palace Hotel

    DENVER — Talk about a clash of two cultures. First you have the pinky extended high society social etiquette of the historic Brown Palace Hotel. Then, you have the iconic symbol of the old west, two of them actually, straight from the national Western Stock show. There were two live steers in the Brown Palace Hotel Friday. It’s a 73-year-old tradition at the 125-year-old historic downtown Denver Hotel. The grand champion steer from the stock show, and reserve, are showcased […]

  • Plenty of pilots needed: Greeley flight school maxed out on enrollment

    GREELEY, Colo. — Todd Lawrence always had an eye in the sky since he was just a lad. “I love the freedom. I love to go up in the air and break the bonds of the earth,” the 37-year-old said. His business degree, however, did not lend itself to a career in the cockpit. One day Lawrence decided to file a different flight plan. He was going to learn to fly. “I am finishing my flight instructor certificate which is […]

  • Wings over the Rockies Air and Space Museum sprouting new wings at Centennial Airport

    ENGLEWOOD, Colo. — It might not be Starfleet Academy, but the Exploration of Flight Campus at Centennial Airport will be unique to Colorado and to the nation. Phase 1 is the Boeing Blue Sky Aviation Gallery. Matthew Burchette is the curator of Wings Over the Rockies Air and Space Museum at Lowry and is excited about the possibilities the new campus will offer. “You’re actually going to be immersed in aviation. You’re on an active runway. We actually have our […]

  • Denver hat maker can work magic on a derby

    DENVER — Of all the places in Denver to have a finely crafted chapeau, that’s French for hat, a coffee shop on East Colfax would’ve been our last guess. But alas, here we are. His name is Parker Orms, 26 years old, and a wearer of hats, “Love hats. Obsessed with them.“ Orms also loves football. He was a player in the Canadian Football League. But when he was cut, he decided to pursue his passion of making and selling […]

  • Sports Authority signs come down at Broncos’ stadium

    DENVER — Naming football stadiums after businesses is a trend that has been going on for years. AT&T Stadium, Fed Ex Field, even one named after a condiment, Heinz. It’s a multimillion-dollar name game. It’s also a revenue stream that businesses can’t turn down. What could be better than having your company’s name broadcast every time a game is played there? “It is real lucrative. I mean the average for some of these is getting up to $10 (million), $11 […]

  • Colorado home to impressive aircraft at National World War II Aviation Museum

    COLORADO SPRINGS, Colo. — Here, they stay. Magnificent machines from a very uncertain time. Twenty-five World War II aircraft sit in stoic silence, broken occasionally by a school field trip. It’s the National Museum of World War II Aviation in Colorado Springs. Co-chairman Bill Klaers will be the first to say the museum, unlike most, is a living one, a place where you can see, touch, even smell these birds of prey. And unlike most museums, every single plane is […]

  • School of Mines engineers help improve lives of disabled veterans

    GOLDEN, Colo. — Tyler Wilson fought for freedom in the U.S. Army’s 173rd Airborne Brigade. “I was wounded in Afghanistan in May 2005 and I was wounded in a firefight there in the Arghandab River Valley,” he said. Now, Wilson fights for his freedom — freedom of movement that is. He was paralyzed from the waist down. Jon Monett, also a veteran, understands Wilson’s fight. That’s why he founded the nonprofit Quality of Life Plus. “And I suggested creating a […]

  • Outpouring of support for Deputy Parrish comes from around the country

    HIGHLANDS RANCH, Colo. — The sidewalks were packed. Shoulder-to-shoulder, arm-in-arm. All there Friday to pay respect, honor and love to Douglas County Deputy sheriff Zack Parrish. Law enforcement officers were here in numbers as well, in the procession and, like retired Thornton Police Officer David Pickens, just standing on the sidewalk with a heavy heart. “It’s hard. It’s just sad to see that the only time you really feel it is when an officer is killed in the line of […]