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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
  • Law enforcement launches crackdown on seat belt use

    DENVER — The Colorado State Patrol and the Colorado Department of Transportation kicked off their “Click It or Ticket” campaign on Monday. The message of the awareness campaign is designed to drive home the point that seat belts are the single most effective way to prevent serious injuries or death on the road. Last year, the program resulted in almost 6,000 seat belt citations around the state. That included 295 tickets for unrestrained or improperly restrained children younger than 15 […]

  • Lakewood man arrested in Coal Creek Canyon triple homicide

    BOULDER, Colo. — A Lakewood man was arrested Tuesday after a handgun was matched to him in connection to a triple homicide in Coal Creek Canyon, the Boulder County Sheriff’s Office said. Garrett Coughlin, 24, has been charged with three counts of first-degree murder after deliberation, three counts of first-degree murder during the commission of a robbery and aggravated robbery. The people who were killed — Wallace White, 54, Kelly Sloat-White, 56, and Emory Fraker, 39 — were found April 15 […]

  • Aurora declares it is not a so-called sanctuary city

    AURORA, Colo. — The Aurora City Council passed a resolution Monday night declaring it is not a so-called sanctuary city. The resolution said the city, the third largest in the state, intends to cooperate with all federal immigration laws and agencies. The move is a reaction to the Trump administration’s warning, saying cities that did not cooperate will risk losing federal funding. The resolution passed, 6-4. “Aurora intends to continue to comply with all constitutional and lawful federal immigration laws […]

  • One killed, one injured in Aurora shooting

    AURORA, Colo. — One man was killed and another man was injured in a shooting early Friday morning, the Aurora Police Department said. The shooting happened about 1 a.m. in the 15200 block of East Girard Avenue, near South Chambers Road and East Hampden Avenue. Witnesses said they heard several outside the Hancock Office Park building. Police said it might be related to a recording studio inside the building. When police arrived, they found a dead man in the rear […]

  • Asbestos concerns keep storm-damaged Denver elementary school closed

    DENVER — Repair crews were back at Beach Court Elementary School on Wednesday after it was damaged by golf ball-size hail during Monday’s storm. The school was closed again Wednesday while work is underway, but there is concern about the potential for exposure to asbestos for students and staff. Crews from Denver Public Schools spent Tuesday making repairs and carefully checking the window frams where the glass was dislodged. In older buildings, glazing that holds windows in place can contain […]

  • Grandmother, 2 children injured in southwest Denver hit-and-run

    DENVER — A grandmother and two children were injured in a hit-and-run on Tuesday morning, the Denver Police Department said. The crash happened at West Ohio Avenue and South Yates Street before 8 a.m., one block east of South Sheridan Boulevard. Police said an 8-year-old boy, a 7-year-old girl and their grandmother were hit as they were walking to a school bus stop. Skid marks were seen on a sidewalk believed to be from the vehicle after it missed a […]

  • Denver police beef up enforcement for weekend Cinco de Mayo celebrations

    DENVER — Cinco de Mayo celebrations in the Denver kicked off Friday. The Cinco de Mayo cultural festival will happen Saturday and Sunday in and around Civic Center Park. But much of the focus will be along Federal Boulevard, where the Denver Police Department prepared for three nights of heavy traffic and cruising as the celebrations continue through the weekend. The celebrations typically include the ritual of cruising Federal Boulevard, the vehicles and crowds decked out, mainly between Sixth Avenue […]

  • Teenage girl killed after shots fired into Denver fourplex unit

    DENVER — A teenage girl was killed after shots were fired into a fourplex unit early Wednesday morning, the Denver Police Department said. The girl was inside the unit with several friends at West Dakota Avenue and South Stuart Street, just south of West Alameda Avenue, when someone opened fire, possibly from a vehicle, police said. Several shots hit the unit and the girl was taken to a hospital where she was pronounced dead. The girl’s name and age have […]

  • Driver hits 2 parked vehicles, garage before slamming into back of Morrison home

    MORRISON, Colo. — A driver hit two parked vehicles and a garage before slamming an SUV into the back of a home in Morrison late Sunday night, the Jefferson County Sheriff’s Office said. The unidentified woman was traveling southbound in the 4600 block of South Youngfield Street when she lost control of the SUV, the sheriff’s office said. She hit a vehicle parked on the street, but kept going. She then drove across the front lawn of a home, hit […]

  • 2 people found dead in murder-suicide in Centennial home

    CENTENNIAL, Colo. — Two people were found dead in a Centennial home on Wednesday night in what is being called a murder-suicide, the Arapahoe County Sheriff’s Office said. The Littleton Fire Department received a medical call for help in the 5900 block of South Cherrywood Circle just before 8 p.m. When firefighters arrived, they immediately called the sheriff’s office. Deputies closed Cherrywood Circle between Orchard Road and East Pinewood Avenue, and began searching the backyard and neighborhood. No suspect was […]

  • RTD marks one-year anniversary of opening of troubled A Line

    DENVER — RTD marked the one-year anniversary of the troubled A Line between Union Station and Denver International Airport on Friday. The so-called train to the plane has been plagued by all kinds of problems since it began service. The transit service hoped to put all of that in the past with a Rider Appreciation Day and festivities at stations along the line and at the airport. RTD said the line has carried nearly 5 million passengers between downtown and […]

  • Denver gears up for annual 4/20 events; state works to keep high drivers off roads

    DENVER — Thousands of marijuana smokers are expected in Civic Center Park in downtown Denver on Thursday for the annual 4/20 celebration. On Tuesday, a new push began to make sure they all get home safe began. Several thousand people are expected to jam the area in the heart of downtown for the celebration, coming from all over the country. Getting all those people in and out of downtown under the cloud of marijuana smoke will provide challenges for law […]