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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.

He is excited to see all the changes at 5280 and looks forward to hearing what stories make your heart sing!

You can email Greg at Gregory.Nieto@KDVR.com.


Recent Articles
  • 68-million-year-old triceratops up for sale

    DENVER — In a corral known more for cowboys and cowtails, it’s not the rocks and gems that are most ready to rock — and roll. One floor up and 60 million years back in time, crews and curators setting up a dino exhibit to see and to sell. The star of the shot: A 68-million-year-old triceratops.

  • Crews battle 2 large wildfires in Routt County

    ROUTT COUNTY, Colo. — Firefighters in northwest Colorado are hoping for another day of cooperation from Mother Nature as they battle two fires in Routt County. The Deep Creek Fire is about eight miles northeast of Hayden and 13 miles northwest of Steamboat Springs, and has consumed 2,086 acres with 0 percent containment as of Tuesday night. One ranch has had to be evacuated and structures that were immediately threatened have been evacuated. More resources are on the way to […]

  • Paper noose found hanging outside dorm room at CSU

    FORT COLLINS, Colo. — A Colorado State University student said he found a paper noose hanging from a rail outside of his dorm room. Elijah Thomas said he had seen hurtful images on TV, but he never expected to be confronted with it outside his dorm room. “Everything I say is a rep of myself. I don’t speak for Colorado State University,” Thomas said. An incident report was filed, but Thomas didn’t waste time calling out those who allegedly put […]

  • Metro-area fundraisers planned for Hurricane Harvey victims

    DENVER — Metro-area bars are coming to the aid of Hurricane Harvey victims. Society Sports and Spirits in lower downtown Denver and The Hornet on Broadway are planning fundraisers. The owner of Society Sports and Spirits is originally from Texas. The Hornet will host an all-day fundraiser on Thursday, with 25 percent of total net sales going to Harvey victims through the American Red Cross. Society is preparing a raffle for the Houston Texans’ regular-season opener, which will be televised […]

  • Woman dies after shooting at busy Aurora intersection Monday

    AURORA, Colo. — A woman died after a shooting at East Mississippi Avenue and South Havana Street on Monday night, the Aurora Police Department said. The shooting happened about 5:30 p.m. A woman in a white Chevrolet sedan was taken to a hospital where she later died. The name and age were not released pending notification of her family. Police said occupants in two vehicles traveling eastbound on East Mississippi Avenue were involved in the shooting and a subsequent accident […]

  • Drug addiction: Warning signs for parents as students go back to school

    DENVER — To look at J.C. Kaufman, you’d never guess he continues to battle addiction. A healthy 31-year-old, the former Douglas County soccer star is now a recovering addict, finding a new path at a Jefferson County sober living facility. He is the face of an ever-growing problem in the Centennial State:  Opioid usage. Kaufman said he has experimented with drugs ranging from marijuana to oxycontin. Multiple arrests and incarceration convinced him it was time to seek help. He is […]

  • Man battling cancer gets uplifting surprise outside hospital window

    DENVER — John was recently admitted to Presbyterian St. Luke’s Medical Center as he battles leukemia. On Tuesday afternoon, he couldn’t have asked for more inspiration:  A large group of his friends carried banners and Broncos flags, then began chanting his name outside his hospital room window. Several times, the Denver man raised his fists as those closest to his heart repeated his name. There is no official prognosis, but if the sign of a man is the company he […]

  • Pickup belonging to military member serving overseas stolen in Arvada

    ARVADA, Colo. — Sgt. 1st Class James Neily was deployed in December. Every day, his wife Kayleigh gives him updates, via FaceTime, about their two kids and their Northern Colorado home. Tuesday morning, Kayleigh had to tell her husband, that his Ford F-250 had been stolen from his parents’ home, near West 63rd Avenue and Ward Road in Arvada. Mr. Neily posted the disappearance on Facebook, and the social media circulation continues to grow. The family acknowledges that a truck […]

  • Woman whose home burned in Lightner Creek Fire doesn’t know how it started

    DURANGO, Colo. — Officials said firefighters kept the Lightner Creek Fire west of Durango from growing on Friday. It had consumed more than 360 acres and was 20 percent contained. Christine Polinsky said she is the owner of the only home to burn in fire. She said she only left her home for a short while Wednesday, and when she came back to her property, the house was in flames. She has no idea what started the fire. People in about […]

  • Help needed after parts of Lookout Mountain get cleaned up

    JEFFERSON COUNTY, Colo. — Jefferson County authorities and Denver mountain park rangers are teaming up as part of a “Help us Keep Jeffco Beautiful” effort. Both groups worked together earlier in the week to clean up parts of Lookout Mountain on the ground and to wipe away graffiti. More than 100 bags of trash were collected. Now, they are asking for the public’s help to report anyone seen littering or vandalizing the parks by calling 303-277-0211.

  • Dog attacked by 3 other dogs near southwest Denver park

    DENVER — A southwest Denver dog owner says that three other dogs attacked her dog while walking from a park over the weekend. Cherie Lubben says she, her 3-1/2-year-old son and her dog, Maddrox, were walking home when Maddrox got too close to a nearby fence that borders the park. The three dogs in the other yard pushed between the fence bars and grabbed the 12-year-old Rottweiler-German Sheppard mix. “I come around the corner and the dog had him by […]

  • Krush the Lakewood cat rescued from tree

    LAKEWOOD, Colo. — Krush the cat had been stuck in a Lakewood tree for five days. His owners tried everything to get him down. Finally, they reached an arborist who specializes in tree rescues, and the FOX31 Problem Solvers reached out to West Metro Fire Rescue. Together, the two experts were able to coax the 3-year-old into a bag and safely back home.