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Drew Engelbart is an award winning journalist that joined the FOX31 Denver and Channel 2 News team in July 2015.

Drew is a Colorado native, born and raised in Fort Collins, where he played baseball for state-powerhouse Rocky Mountain High School.

Before moving back to his home state, Drew was a sports anchor/reporter at KRIS-TV in Corpus Christi, TX for three years. He was also a sports anchor at KTWO in Casper, WY for two years.

Drew graduated from the Walter Cronkite School of Journalism at Arizona State University, and enjoys telling stories that inspire others.

Drew enjoys spending time with his family, Dad (Tim), Mom (Angie), and sister (Kierstin) live in Fort Collins, and plenty of friends throughout the state. In his free time, you’ll find him golfing or working out in the summer, and skiing in the winter.

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Recent Articles
  • Denver Public Schools approves new policy to reduce childhood suspensions

    DENVER — After a unanimous vote, Denver Public Schools became one of half a dozen school districts in the nation with a new policy that restricts suspension for young students. The school board decided the new policy at the meeting of the year on Monday night. The new policy says schools can consider a maximum one day out of school suspension for students in grades preschool through third grade in the case of severe behavior offenses impacting student or staff […]

  • Search and rescue team uses drone to recover missing hikers

    DOUGLAS COUNTY, Colo. — A new tool for a local search and rescue team helped find two missing hikers and a dog near Devil’s Head trail on Thursday evening. The Douglas County Search and Rescue team spotted the hikers by using a drone. The UAV project was launched in the spring, and after field training with pilots, the tool proved to be beneficial the first few times it was put to use. After hiking around the Devil’s Head trail for several […]

  • Robbery attempt caught on camera in Highlands Ranch

    HIGHLANDS RANCH, Colo. — A robbery attempt at a home in Highlands Ranch was caught on camera. No one was hurt and nothing was stolen, but the homeowner said if it wasn’t for the home security app, it could have been much worse. “It was about 2:13 in the morning and I hear this chime on my cellphone,” Dave, the homeowner said. “It’s a motion detector on my app. I’m thinking that’s weird at this hour. I look […]

  • Boulder-based company out thousands of dollars after feds confiscate product

    BOULDER, Colo. — Boulder’s Stashlogix, a company that produces lockable, odor-blocking containers to store marijuana and other medications, is out tens of thousands of dollars after U.S. Customs and Border Protection seized a product shipment. Skip Stone saw the need for his product, so he quit his civil engineering job and created Stashlogix. “It’s really a pretty versatile product that we make,” Stone said. “It’s a locking storage case designed for home use and storage.” Stone calls it a multiuse […]

  • Firestone family too frightened to live in own home

    FIRESTONE, Colo. — Juan and Rita Esquivel are expecting their first child in early July. With numerous sonogram pictures displayed in front of them, they proudly announced that they are “90 percent set on Julian” as their first son’s name. The Esquivels got married about a year ago and chose Firestone as the place to plant their roots and start a family. But a deadly home explosion down the block from their new home quickly changed their plans. The explosion […]

  • Boulder City Council approves drafting ordinance limiting where sexually violent predators can reside

    BOULDER, Colo. — The Boulder City Council voted 7-2 on Tuesday night to direct the city attorney to draft an ordinance limiting where sexually violent predators can reside. The ordinance will be reviewed at a public hearing in August. “I told you that our community is living in fear and we still are,” Jacky Jones told the council. Residents voiced their concern in front of the council after Christopher Edward Lawyer, a registered sexual predator and convicted rapist, was allowed […]

  • Firestone residents meet with Anadarko for first time since home explosion

    FIRESTONE, Colo. — Residents in the Oak Meadows subdivision were face to face with oil and gas representatives for the first time since tragedy struck their neighborhood more than a month ago. Representatives from Anadarko Petroleum and the Colorado Oil and Gas Commission provided a statement, then took questions from residents at Wednesday night’s HOA meeting that was closed to the public. “A lot of questions around the activity that they have seen in the neighborhood, definitely around the incident […]

  • Federal court: FAA can no longer require drone registration

    DENVER — The U.S. Court of Appeals ruled Friday that the Federal Aviation Administration can no longer require consumers to register drones. The rule violates the FAA Modernization and Reform Act, which Congress passed in 2012, that says the FAA “may not promulgate any rule or regulation regarding a model aircraft.” Since 2015, drone hobbyists had to register with the FAA and more than 820,000 people did so. The registration fee is $5. “The FAA put registration and operational regulations […]

  • Denver DA hosts meeting after not filing charges in officer-involved shooting

    DENVER — Face-to-face with the community, Denver District Attorney Beth McCann explained her decision Tuesday night not to charge officers who shot and killed a man seven months earlier. McCann made a promise during her campaign that she would host similar meetings anytime a decision is made not to file charges in an officer-involved shooting that results in a death. “We need to be transparent and held accountable,” McCann said. “I want to give the public the opportunity to hear […]

  • 12 year-old boy honored by Thornton City Council, police after saving toddler from drowning

    THORNTON, Colo. — Jeremiah Ruggiero was honored by the Thornton City Council along with the city’s police and fire chiefs after saving a toddler from drowning at a park. Ruggiero was fishing with his family at Carpenter Park last month when he saw a toddler run into the lake. “He was falling under the water and he was fully submerged,” Ruggiero said. Although Ruggiero is not a great swimmer, he didn’t hesitate and jumped in. “He did not think twice,” […]

  • Rental car shortage in Denver after hailstorm

    DENVER — The aftermath of Monday’s hailstorm continues to impact people all over Colorado. State Farm insurance said it has received more than 16,000 auto claims. Most of those claims require a rental car during repairs, leaving a major shortage in the Denver area. Five major car rental companies said they had no vehicles available in Denver, at Denver International Airport or anywhere close. One of the rental car sales members said the shortage is because of a combination of […]

  • Scammers targeting Adams County homeowners with delinquent tax liens

    ADAMS COUNTY, Colo — The Adams County treasurer is warning homeowners of a scam that is spreading around the state. Many homeowners with delinquent tax liens have received a letter threatening that the ownership of their home could be in jeopardy and an offer to help pay the lien. “It’s kind of a scare tactic and our message today is that if you get a letter like this or something that resembles this, it’s best that you call the treasurer’s […]