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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
  • Boulder County barn fire that killed 4 horses might be arson

    BOULDER COUNTY, Colo. — David and Ronda Reyes awoke to the sound of fire engines pulling up to their Boulder County horse ranch early Sunday morning. Neighbors had called 911 after seeing flames shooting up on the horizon near 95th Street and Hills View Drive in Niwot. “I ran directly to the barn because my first thought is my horses are in there and … obviously too late,” David Reyes said as he fought back tears. The barn is only 2 […]

  • Aurora Marine veteran at concert tried to help others escape during Las Vegas gunfire

    AURORA, Colo. — Marine combat veteran Scott Yarmer stood in his Aurora kitchen texting friends who’d been trying to reach him almost nonstop since they heard the news about the Las Vegas massacre. ” Definitely you could hear like an automatic weapon and that’s just what it sounded like.” Yarmer returned on a flight to Denver from Las Vegas Monday morning after he a friend spent three days at the country music venue before the shooting began Sunday night. “The second […]

  • New rules go into effect to make Colorado pot edibles safer

    DENVER — Colorado’s new rules for marijuana edibles kicked in Sunday, no longer allowing them to be shaped like fruits, animals or other things that can be confused for candies. “We never want to make any products that would be appealing for a kid to take or be able to be confused for a child to take,” said Chad Drew, sales manager of Colorado Harvest Company that operates several dispensaries. The new rules also require more prominent and easier to […]

  • Denver veterans split on controversy surrounding kneeling during national anthem

    DENVER — Broncos fans have a wide range of opinions when it comes to NFL players taking a knee during the national anthem. But it might be the opinions of those who fought for the country that matter the most. Wounded five times in Vietnam, Dennis Johnson still supports NFL players’ right to protest during the national anthem. “When I first got back from Vietnam, the only thing I really got riled up about is when I saw somebody burn […]

  • Brighton family narrowly escapes unusual natural gas leak into basement

    DENVER — A natural gas leak at one family’s home in Brighton could have turned deadly. They discovered their basement was filled with natural gas after an unusual leak outside their house. It’s a good reminder as many of us might be turning on our furnaces for the first time this season in coming days. The potentially deadly intruder was creeping along their basement floor as Josh Torgerson was just getting into bed Wednesday night. “I wasn’t sure exactly what […]

  • Class-action lawsuit filed by potential victims of Equifax security breach

    DENVER — The first class-action lawsuit has been filed against Equifax in Colorado by Hannon Law over the company’s huge security breach. Denise Farmer Watts said Equifax and other major companies have to be held accountable for putting consumers at risk. “I’m appalled. Equifax is a gatekeeper, it holds the key to employment, mortgages, car loans and right now it’s big, bad and it’s ugly,” she said. Watts suspected she had been a victim of the Equifax security breach. “They’re […]

  • CSU hurricane researcher watches ‘unprecedented’ storms unfold with family in bull’s-eye

    FORT COLLINS, Colo. — Andrea Schumacher sits shaking her head as she stares at the loops repeating themselves on her multiple computer screens. “Every time I look at it I shake my head,” she said. It’s hard enough for anyone to watch the devastation being laid out by Hurricane Irma with Hurricane Jose following the same path on the storm’s heels. But Schumacher is watching as both a hurricane researcher and a family member. She works inside the Colorado Institute […]

  • Thousands of Colorado DACA recipients fearing the worst from Trump while vowing to fight

    DENVER — President Donald Trump says he will make his announcement on the Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals program on Tuesday. If discontinued, more than 17,000 DACA recipients in Colorado could face deportation. “Law-abiding ‘dreamers’ deserve the chance to realize their potential in the only country they’ve ever known,” Gov. John Hickenlooper said Friday. He spoke during a joint news conference with DACA recipients, Latino lawmakers, and several education and community groups at the State Capitol. “What matters is that […]

  • 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,” […]