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Jim Hooley brings his skills as a veteran Denver newsman to FOX31’s Good Day Colorado and Channel 2’s Daybreak. For the past 15 years, he’s been up before dawn, delivering breaking stories from that morning and overnight hours to kick start your day.

Jim grew up on New York’s Hudson River and worked in newsrooms in Rochester and Cleveland before proudly calling the Rocky Mountains home.

During his career, Jim has reported live on the Columbine shootings, the Aurora Theater tragedy and Colorado’s floods and wildfires.

As Oscar Wilde put it, “the truth is rarely pure and never simple.” Jim believes that’s what makes the job of being a reporter so compelling.

Email Jim at Jim.Hooley@KDVR.com

Recent Articles
  • DIA trains disrupted twice on one of busiest travel days of year

    DENVER — Trains between the concourses at Denver International Airport were disrupted twice on Wednesday morning on one of the busiest travel days of the year. A technical issue with the trains that serve the concourses and terminal caused slower travel times and led to extremely long lines at the airport just before 8 a.m. RELATED: Security wait times Hundreds of people waited to get through security and onto the trains, which were run manually by engineers as the situation […]

  • Thousands expected to hit the roads for Thanksgiving holiday

    DENVER — Thousands of drivers are expected to hit the roads on Tuesday ahead of the Thanksgiving holiday. According to transportation analytics firm Inrix, in many cities, Tuesday night is the busiest time to travel by vehicle for the holiday. An estimated 865,000 vehicles are expected on Colorado roadways for the holiday, a 3 percent increase from last year and making it the busiest year since 2005. And it won’t be cheap. Gas prices are 47 cents a gallon higher […]

  • Union Station Whole Foods store opens

    DENVER — A new Whole Foods store opened its doors near Union Station in downtown Denver on Wednesday. The store will be an anchor for a part of downtown that has experienced explosive growth over the past few years, including business and residential development. The new store at 1701 Wewatta St. is not small by any means. At 50,000 square feet, a lot of the space is dedicated to a chicken restaurant and prepared foods. It will serve a downtown […]

  • 4 more Colorado ski areas opening for Veterans Day weekend

    DENVER — Four more Colorado ski resorts are opening just in time for Veterans Day weekend. Breckenridge Ski Resort, Copper Mountain and Keystone Resort began their seasons at 9 a.m. Friday. “We’re very excited to open for the season and debut the new Montezuma Express Lift,” said Geoff Buchheister, Keystone’s vice president and general manager. “Our lift maintenance team put in a tremendous amount of work to get the lift ready for opening day, and I look forward to greeting our […]

  • Suspects sought in Denver marijuana warehouse smash-and-grab

    DENVER — A smash-and-grab on Thursday morning came with a different twist as thieves broke into a marijuana warehouse, the Denver Police Department said. About 1 a.m., police said thieves pulled up in front of a marijuana grow warehouse at 875 Navajo Street in a black SUV, stepped on the gas and slammed into the front doors. Police believe it was a Chevrolet Tahoe and confirmed the vehicle was stolen. The SUV ended up so far inside the warehouse that […]

  • Formal charges expected to be filed against alleged Walmart shooter

    BRIGHTON, Colo. — The man suspected of opening fire inside a Thornton Walmart store last week is due back in court on Monday afternoon. Formal charges are expected to be filed against Scott Ostrem in Adams County District Court. Ostrem is accused of killing three people inside the store on Wednesday night. Victor Vasquez, 26 of Denver, and Carlos Moreno, 66 of Thornton, were pronounced dead at the scene. Pamela Marques, 52 of Denver, was taken to a hospital but later was […]

  • Walmart shooting suspect due in court; neighbors describe him as ‘loner’

    THORNTON, Colo. — The man accused of opening fire inside a Thornton Walmart that left three people dead is due in court on Friday morning. Scott Ostrem, 47, is facing three counts of first-degree murder for the shooting on Wednesday night. He was identified as the gunman by security video recorded at the Walmart store at 9901 Grant St. Police spent hours reviewing the images to come up with the ID. He was taken into custody after a 14-hour manhunt that […]

  • Broomfield approves controversial oil and gas deal after marathon meeting

    BROOMFIELD, Colo. — After a marathon meeting that lasted into Wednesday morning, Broomfield leaders voted yes on a controversial plan to allow oil and gas drilling in the northern part of the county. The session lasted more than seven hours after more than 200 people showed up to voice their opinion, but the Broomfield City-County Council approved a deal with Extraction Oil and Gas, 6-4. People living in Adams County believe their neighborhoods will be sacrificed in the deal. They charge […]

  • RTD expected to finalize cuts to R Line through Aurora

    AURORA, Colo. — RTD is expected to finalize controversial cuts to the new light rail R Line at a meeting on Tuesday night. The service, which runs through Aurora, just opened in February after long delays. But RTD said daily ridership is way off. Only about 40 passengers an hour are using the R Line during weekdays compared to about 200 for the A Line between Denver Union Station and Denver International Airport. Aurora officials said making cuts now could […]

  • One dead after family disturbance, standoff at Douglas County home

    DOUGLAS COUNTY, Colo. — A 23-year-old man died early Monday morning after a family disturbance led to a SWAT standoff at a home, the Douglas County Sheriff’s Office said. Deputies responded to the 6100 block of Westview Circle southwest of Parker near Ponderosa High School at 9 p.m. Sunday on reports of a family disturbance among parents and their adult son. When deputies arrived, they encountered gunfire coming from the home. They did not return fire but called for reinforcements. […]

  • City council committee to consider smoking ban ordinance for 16th Street Mall

    DENVER — The push to ban smoking on the 16th Street Mall moves a step closer to reality on Wednesday when the measure will be heard by a committee of the Denver City Council. The proposal is igniting a lot of emotion from both sides of the issue. The so-called breathe easy ordinance would ban all cigarette smoking, all cigars and all vaping on the entire length of the pedestrian mall. Sponsors claim 45 cities in the country have smoking […]

  • I-70 reopens after wintry conditions, power outage forced closure through tunnels

    GEORGETOWN, Colo. — Snow and a power outage led to the closure of Interstate 70 through the mountains for more than an hour on Monday morning, the Colorado Department of Transportation said. Westbound lanes were closed at Georgetown and eastbound lanes at Silverthorne about 6:30 a.m. after power was lost at the Eisenhower-Johnson Memorial Tunnels. U.S. 6 over Loveland Pass was also closed because of truck slide-offs, CDOT said. The interstate reopened in both directions about 7:45 a.m. A winter […]