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For more than 30 years, Dave Young has been a fixture in Denver television and has covered every major story impacting the lives of people here in Colorado.

Starting as an AFKN military broadcaster in the Armed Forces Radio and Television Service, Dave reported from Seoul, South Korea beginning in 1977. He also worked in Army Public Affairs, and was editor of an Army Post newspaper. He worked at the Fitchburg, MA Sentinel-Enterprise newspaper and was primary anchor/assistant news director at WSVA AM/FM in Harrisonburg, Va, and was weekend and primary anchor/reporter at WXEX-TV (now WRIC), in Richmond, Va.

Dave joined Channel 2 News in 1984 and became part of the FOX31/Channel 2 news team in 2009.

Dave is a six-time Emmy nominee, has earned several awards from professional organizations including Sigma Delta Chi for outstanding reporting, and was co-anchor of the Colorado evening newscast voted best by the Associated Press in the early 90s.

You can email Dave at David.Young@KWGN.com.

Recent Articles
  • Aurora teen fighting cancer wants new license plate to fund research for childhood cancer

    AURORA, Colo. — Gabriel Santistevan wants to put a daily reminder about childhood cancer right in front of thousands of Colorado motorists. While he’s going through his own fight with cancer, the Aurora teen has designed a unique way to help other families going through the same struggle. He and his mom are petitioning the state for a custom license plate to support the Morgan Adams Foundation and Cops Fighting Cancer.  The Aurora based group of police officers have supported […]

  • Lakewood Church hosts prayer breakfast for victims of terror and persecution

    LAKEWOOD, Colo. — Victims of the violence in Charlottesville last weekend were remembered Saturday in Lakewood. Hundreds came together for the third annual Ecumenical Prayer Breakfast organized by the St. Rafka Maronite Catholic Church. The church has helped hundreds of refugees fleeing persecution in the Middle East. Organizers say the same root causes are leading to violence here in the United States. Attendees came from several church and religious groups nationwide to discuss intolerance both domestically and globally. “What has […]

  • Veterans helping fill the gap in Colorado’s teacher shortage

    COLORADO SPRINGS, Colo. — As a new school year starts, Colorado is facing a critical shortage of teachers and the problem is only getting worse. But some former soldiers are helping fill some of the shortfall. Specialist 4 Sean Gallup is getting out of the Army to do something he’s always wanted to do: Become a teacher. “You should just constantly 100 percent be trying to teach someone something because for me the day you stop learning is the day […]

  • More voices join protest of I-70 expansion

    DENVER — Controversy continues over the plan to tear down the Interstate 70 viaduct through central Denver and bury a stretch of the highway underground. Members of several community groups joined the congregation to speak out against the $1.7 billion central 70 project to tear down the 50-year-old viaduct and sink two miles of the highway in its place. “That they need to find a different way to impact this community than expanding the highway through an already volatile community,” […]

  • Colorado State University debuts new football stadium

    FORT COLLINS, Colo. — Colorado State University debuted the newest addition to the campus — a new football stadium. The campus was built so the football team can play its games on campus. The Rams had played at Hughes Stadium since 1968. More than 21,000 fans attended the open house on Saturday that included a scrimmage. The Rams’ first game in the new stadium is Aug. 26 against Oregon State.

  • Colorado educators holding town halls to address state teacher shortage

    FORT COLLINS, Colo. —  While more families are moving to Colorado, the state is facing a major shortage of teachers for the future. Fewer men and women are signing up for teacher education programs. It’s no easy task, but the State Department of Education is drafting a statewide plan to address the teacher shortage. There is a series of ongoing town hall meetings being held to ask for ideas to address recruiting and retaining more teachers, including Friday meeting at […]

  • Heated oil and gas meeting ends with protesters being escorted out

    DENVER — Protesters had to be removed from a meeting of the Colorado Oil and Gas Conservation Commission ib Monday as they chanted “Stop the drilling no more permits stop the appeal.” The group was referring to a Colorado Appeals Court ruling in the case of Martinez vs. Colorado Oil and Gas Conservation Commission, which the commission is appealing. The sometimes raucous meeting ended with police escorting several people out of the room where more than 20 had testified. “My […]

  • West Metro Fire trained to respond to mine shafts

    DOUGLAS COUNTY, Colo. — It was just before 8 p.m. Saturday when a teenager called 911, saying his friend had fallen down a mine shaft in Roxborough Park, creating a highly technical and dangerous rescue scenario for a team from West Metro Fire Rescue. “We actually have trained at those exact shafts before so we’ve got a very well trained tech rescue program that this call is something we do fairly often,” chief Doug Hutchinson said. With the help of […]

  • Horseback riders set out from Colorado to help Native Americans in South Dakota

    DENVER — Dozens of people, Native Americans and supporters, are riding on horseback from Colorado to South Dakota. It’s being done to bring support to the Lakota Sioux indians, some of the proudest and poorest Native Americans in the nation. They first gathered Saturday at Buffalo Bill’s gravesite five miles west of Golden to reconcile what they say is a history of “broken treaties and lost lands” of the Native American people. “We’ve asked riders to come in with pledges,” […]

  • Colorado record low unemployment making it tough for employers in service industry

    DENVER — For 34 years Lu Lu Briggs has been a backbone employee at Denver’s iconic Blue Bonnet Restaurant. But finding employees like Lu Lu is getting tougher for some employers in Colorado. Record low unemployment, at 2.3 percent, remains Colorado’s lowest level since 1976 and continues as the lowest rate in the nation. And that makes it harder and harder for employers to find reliable, long term workers especially in the service industry. It’s hard to quantify just how […]

  • Rare disease turning Colorado boy’s muscles, ligaments and joints into bone

    CASTLE ROCK, Colo. — Caleb Burgess loves baseball and just being a kid like any other active 11 year old — except for a rare diagnosis. “Fibrodysplasia Ossificans Progressiva,” his mom, Stephanie Burgess, explained. It’s known as FOP, a disease so uncommon it took several doctors and one of the world’s leading researchers to diagnose Caleb. When he was 7 years old, his mom noticed Caleb was losing mobility in his neck. “We started researching … came up with FOP […]

  • Westminster couple hope to spark kidney donor to save man’s life

    DENVER — Scott Lane’s wait for a new kidney could be seven years. “My kidney function has steadily gone downhill,” he said. But the Westminster man’s wife says he’s going downhill even faster than he’s willing to admit. So she took to social media to increase his chances of finding a donor. Lane is one of more than 115,000 people nationwide desperately waiting for a kidney donation, 2,000 of them in Colorado. “Back in March, I almost lost him. He […]