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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.


Recent Articles
  • Teens fall while climbing at Red Rocks; one rescued

    MORRISON, Colo. — Four teenagers are safe after they were illegally climbing at Red Rocks Amphitheatre on Wednesday night. It began about 8 p.m. when the teens quickly got into trouble while climbing, with two of them falling. One of the teens fell to the ground and was taken to a hospital with unknown injuries. A second climber fell and became stuck on a ledge. West Metro Fire Rescue crews had to perform a technical rope rescue to get to […]

  • Sunshine Fire near Boulder 100 percent contained

    BOULDER, Colo. — The Sunshine Fire was fully contained Monday afternoon, the Boulder Office of Emergency Management said. Firefighters were expected to continue working through the night to put out hot spots and flare-ups. Mop-up operations will continue Tuesday, officials said. All mandatory evacuation orders were lifted about 9:30 a.m. Monday. The fire grew slightly overnight, to about 75 acres, as crews put out hot spots. About 180 firefighters were at the fire near Sunshine Canyon, especially along the northwest quadrant […]

  • Legislators lay over second reading of bill to extend bar hours in Colorado

    DENVER — Driving under the influence enforcement continues across the state with St. Patrick’s Day weekend approaching. On Thursday morning, Colorado state lawmakers took up a bill aimed at extending the hours bars can serve alcohol. The State Senate held a hearing on the measure, which is being backed by the Colorado Bar Owners Association but is opposed by Mothers Against Drunk Driving. The second reading of the bill was laid over to March 24. Closing time is 2 a.m. […]

  • Prairie View High School student charged after allegedly making threats

    BRIGHTON, Colo. — A Brighton teenager is due in Adams County court on Wednesday as he faces charges of making threats against Prairie View High School and posting threatening pictures on social media. Frank DeFiore, 18, was arrested Friday after another student tipped off school officials to the alleged plot, the Brighton Police Department said. The posts contained references of wanting to shoot students at the school. Police also said DeFiore had several weapons and recently made threatening or alarming […]

  • Residents displaced after vehicle slams into Northglenn apartments

    NORTHGLENN, Colo. — Residents of a Northglenn apartment complex want answers are their building was hit by vehicles twice in less than two weeks, knocking out gas service. The residents are without heat and hot water, and are being told it might be weeks before service can be restored. Witnesses say drivers speed by the complex at 11450 Community Center Drive all the time. There have been two crashes in nine days, including one on Sunday morning. The driver in the […]

  • Fire on South Table Mountain 100 percent contained

    GOLDEN, Colo. — Firefighters worked to put out hot spots and contain a fire Friday that broke out on South Table Mountain on Thursday afternoon. By Saturday night, the fire was 100 percent contained, West Metro Fire said. West Metro Brush 9, w/ #firefighters from @FairmountFD, Genesee Fire & Juniper Valley hand crew, on the #STMFire today. Now 100% contained. pic.twitter.com/6eSaV4FTSv — WestMetroFire (@WestMetroFire) March 12, 2017 The fire burned about 66 acres and was dangerously close to the Coors […]

  • Several hundred attend ‘A Day Without a Woman’ protest at State Capitol

    DENVER — Several hundred people marked International Women’s Day on Wednesday with “A Day Without a Woman” protest at the State Captiol. Organizers called it a one-day demonstration of solidarity to show the importance of women to the economy. The rally was organized by some of the same people who put together the giant demonstration the day after President Donald Trump was sworn into office. Thousands of women marched through the streets of Denver and around the country on Jan. […]

  • City council approves millions in incentives for Target store on 16th Street Mall

    DENVER — Plans for an urban Target store on the 16th Street Mall moved one step closer after the Denver City Council approved an incentives package on Monday night designed to attract the giant retailer to downtown. The council approved the package worth up to $4 million in an 8-1 vote. The money would come from the city’s general fund, and a lot of it pays the building’s owner, Gart Properties, for improvements that are required to get it up […]

  • Portion of East 96th Avenue in Commerce City closed for 3 weeks for construction

    COMMERCE CITY, Colo. — East 96th Avenue in Commerce City will be closed in both directions for three weeks beginning Monday morning. The road is being closed between Tower Road and E-470 for construction. The intersection at Tower and 96th is being worked on. Drivers who use 96th Avenue to access or exit E-470 should use East 104th Avenue or Pena Boulevard. Drivers heading south on Tower Road will still be able to make a right onto 96th Avenue to […]

  • 2 suspects caught after woman robbed, shots fired outside of Parker home

    PARKER, Colo. — Two suspects were caught after a woman was robbed and shots were fired as she returned home early Thursday morning, the Parker Police Department said. Police said the woman returned to her home in the 11000 block of South Birchwood Street in the Canterberry subdivision about 12:30 a.m. when two black men confronted her in the driveway. She was robbed of an unknown amount of cash and a few other things when one of the suspects fired […]

  • Ruptured gas line catches fire, burns camper, damages 2 Broomfield homes

    BROOMFIELD, Colo. — One person was injured after a gas line ruptured and caught fire in Broomfield on Wednesday morning, North Metro Fire Rescue said. The fire started in the 800 block of West Eighth Avenue about 2 a.m. A camper was fully engulfed when firefighters arrived and the fire spread to two neighboring houses. Firefighters quickly got the fire on the houses under control and worked to contain the blaze from the gas line until Xcel Energy crews could […]

  • Suspicious fires investigated on Green Mountain

    JEFFERSON COUNTY, Colo. — Investigators in Jefferson County are searching for a possible arsonist who might have set two fires early Monday morning on Green Mountain. No homes were damaged, but officials want to find the fire bug before they can strike again. The first fire broke out about 1:30 a.m. It quickly spread through the bone-dry grasslands and the rough terrain. It burned close to two acres not far from the Jefferson County Fairgrounds. The second fire broke out […]