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An original member of the Channel 2 morning news team, Greg Nieto has been with Channel 2 and FOX31 since 2000! He currently reports on weeknights.

Born in Denver, raised in the San Francisco Bay Area, Nieto has developed strong ties over the past 17 years, with organizations like M.D.A., M.A.D.D., Denver Dumb Friends League, and Big Brothers/Big Sisters of Colorado.

A life-long Broncos fan, he enjoys going to the games, volunteering or trying out a new craft brewery.

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Recent Articles
  • Family honors, supports law enforcement officers with a poem and a bench

    LONGMONT, Colo. — When Barbara Lee comes to pay respects, she does so one word at a time, at a bench dedicated in her husband’s honor. After the deaths of three sheriff’s deputies in the Denver area since December 31,  she and her daughter have brought a poem – which rests on the bench that bears the name of her husband – longtime Longmont PD Chaplain Bill Lee. It’s outside the Longmont Justice Center. The poem is a convergence of […]

  • Police take down suspect who pulled flare gun in Longmont

    LONGMONT, Colo. — A man is in custody after allegedly pointing a flare gun at another man and police officers, the Longmont Police Department said. The incident happened Monday night at a Walmart store. Officers responded to a report of a man inside the store pointing a flare gun at another man. Officers attempted to contact the male suspect, identified as 50-year-old Scott Benson, inside his vehicle in the parking lot. Police said Benson was uncooperative, then took out the […]

  • Jefferson County Public Schools mulls pushing back start times for high schools

    GOLDEN, Colo. — Students in Jefferson County Public Schools soon could be getting a little more sleep in the mornings. Research shows high school students still need about nine hours of sleep every night, a number that’s not always possible with classes starting at 7:15 a.m. District officials are considering pushing start times back and will discuss the matter at a meeting on Monday night. District officials are looking to get input from parents on what it would mean for […]

  • More than 400 men respond to sex ads in one-day trafficking sting in Fort Collins

    FORT COLLINS, Colo. — More than 400 people responded to ads in a one-day sex trafficking operation that led to 21 arrests, the Fort Collins Police Department said Monday. Police and the Larimer County Sheriff’s Office set up the sting to target prostitution rings in the area. Officers placed ads in the escort sections of commonly used sex websites. On the one day of the operation, officers received 444 responses, with 21 scheduling appointments to pay for sexual services. When […]

  • Paramedic and artist makes wooden American flags to honor fallen officers

    COLORADO SPRINGS, Colo. — For more than a year, Zachary Smith has created wooden American flags for soldiers and politicians. Now, he is building “Thin Blue Line” flags for two fallen metro Denver sheriff’s deputies. Under his company banner “U.S. Veteran Woodworks,” Smith completed a flag for Douglas County sheriff’s deputy Zackari Parrish and is just one for Adams County sheriff’s deputy Heath Gumm. Smith is a Veteran and EMT in Colorado Springs. RELATED: FOX31 Problem Solvers Serving Those Who […]

  • Donations of breast milk drop during flu outbreak

    ARVADA, Colo. — At Mothers’ Milk Bank, they don’t like to say “shortage” as much as “increased demand for breast milk.” However you phrase it, the amount of donated breast milk is down. The head of Mothers’ Milk Bank cites a couple of reasons for the drop: Higher numbers of people with the flu and more babies being born. Mothers’ Milk Bank, based in Arvada, serves about 130 hospitals and 24 states. It needs more donors and is asking mothers […]

  • Suspect in death of Kelsie Schelling appears in court

    PUEBLO, Colo. — It was an emotional day in a Pueblo courtroom as the mother of Kelsie Schelling, Laura Saxon, attended the hearing for the suspect in her daughter’s death. Schelling has been missing for nearly five years and Donthe Lucas has been arrested as a suspect in the woman’s death. Lucas and Schelling had been dating in February 2013 and that’s when the family says the young Denver woman had driven down to Pueblo to tell Lucas she was […]

  • Aurora nonprofit helps homeless with shelter, toiletries on cold nights

    AURORA, Colo. — As temperatures plummet into the single digits and below zero, an Aurora group is helping give people who need help a warm place to stay. The program, Aurora Warms The Night, is a shelter and service for the homeless. For a decade, it has been helping people when the temperature drops with not only one or two nights at a shelter or motel, but also toiletries and a bus pass. And when it gets cold, the demand […]

  • Lone Tree police officer’s wife organizing ‘Back the Blue 5K’ run

    LONE TREE, Colo. — An avid runner and part of the law enforcement family, Erin Dilbeck decided the best way to help a grieving community is to “run with it.” Inspired by the sacrifice of Douglas County sheriff’s deputy Zackari Parrish and his fellow deputies behind the badge, she is organizing the first Zackari Parrish 5K run/walk to benefit the Fallen Officer Fund and the Parrish family. It’s set to take place Feb. 3 at the Douglas County Event Center […]

  • Local veteran needs dental care to grin again

    DENVER — He served our country in Iraq, even earning the purple heart, but now he’s in need of service himself. A local veteran’s teeth are rotting and he can’t seem to get badly needed dental help from the VA.

  • Community comes to the rescue as abducted girls from Texas found safe

    TRINIDAD, Colo. — Two children abducted from Texas and found in southern Colorado are safe now. They were found Wednesday evening in Las Animas County near Cuchara after a new Amber Alert was issued for them. Investigators accuse Terry Miles of killing their mother in Round Rock, Texas, last month, and taking her daughters with him. He appeared in federal court in Denver on Thursday on charges related to kidnapping. Miles claims he found their mother dead and took them […]

  • People call 911 after seeing ‘dummy’ hanging Christmas lights dangling from roof

    BOULDER, Colo. — There are Christmas decorations. Then, there are Christmas exclamations. At the corner of Forest & 11th, in Boulder, if you do a double-take, you are not alone. In fact, your first reaction might be to call for help. Which, is exactly what happened Thursday. Police, firefighters and paramedics showed up outside Chris Olson’s Newlands neighborhood home. What they soon realized was the dude dangling from the eave, is just a dummy. The brains behind the “Clark Griswold” […]