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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.

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Recent Articles
  • Hundreds take part in Tube to Work Day in Boulder

    BOULDER, Colo. — A wild and wacky tradition continued Friday morning in Boulder with Tube to Work Day. Hundreds of “commuters” headed down Boulder Creek, braving the cold water with many dressed in all kinds of costumes. It’s the 10th year for the event. The tubers put in at Ebin G. Fine Park at 8 a.m. and braved the water for almost a mile to Boulder Central Park. The event is free, but participants need to sign a waiver. Organizers […]

  • Baggage handlers, service workers plan strike at DIA

    DENVER — A planned strike by baggage handlers and service workers workers could impact travelers at Denver International Airport on Wednesday. The workers with SEIU Local 105 provide several services for many of DIA’s major airlines. They are upset about their pay and working conditions, and plan to walk off the job at 11:30 a.m. The strike is also being held at several other airports and impacted operations in the East on Wednesday morning. Hundreds of workers walked off the […]

  • Rep. Ed Perlmutter drops out of Colorado governor’s race, won’t seek re-election

    GOLDEN, Colo. — Congressman Ed Perlmutter, D-Golden, announced Tuesday he is ending his run for governor of Colorado. At a news conference, Perlmutter said the demands of running for governor and serving in Congress “is more than I can give.” Perlmutter also said he will not seek re-election to a seventh term of his House seat in the 7th Congressional District. “For the next 18 months, my focus will continue to be to serve the people of the 7th Congressional District,” […]

  • Evacuation order lifted for residents near Peak 2 Fire in Breckenridge

    SUMMIT COUNTY, Colo. — Crews have limited the growth of the Peak 2 Fire in Summit County and evacuations for nearly 500 residences were lifted Friday night. Officials said at a community meeting that residents of 463 homes in the Peak 7 neighborhood would be allowed to return home beginning at 8 p.m. Friday. That’s when the status of the Peak 7 neighborhood changed from mandatory evacuation to pre-evacuation. The Peak 7 neighborhood will remain on pre-evacuation status until further […]

  • Evacuations still in place for 85-acre Peak 2 Fire

    SUMMIT COUNTY, Colo. — It was a fairly good day Thursday for firefighters on the lines of the Peak 2 Fire in Summit County. But evacuations continued for residents who live near Breckenridge. Fire managers held their first public meeting with residents Thursday night. The fire was first reported Wednesday morning between Breckenridge and Frisco. The fire did not grow much Thursday. It was mapped at 85 acres at about 3 p.m. It was reported at 84 acres Wednesday night. […]

  • Fireworks cause fires across metro area on Fourth of July

    LONE TREE, Colo. — Fire crews in the Denver metro area were kept busy on Tuesday night fighting a number of fires that broke out, many of them likely caused by people using fireworks. One fire was at Bluffs Regional Park in Lone Tree. No homes were burned and the flames were quickly knocked down by fast-acting firefighters. Fire officials said about 10:30 p.m., most of the major displays ended in the metro area and people began shooting off their […]

  • Animal shelters gear up for busiest day of year for runaway pets

    DENVER — The Fourth of July is a great time for celebration, but it’s also an extremely busy day at animal shelters across the Front Range. July 4 is the No. 1 day for pets to go missing because of fireworks. The best thing to do is keep pets indoors in a quiet, isolated room during the celebration. Experts say to not bring pets to a fireworks display. A veterinarian might supply a mild tranquilizer to sedate pets. Experts also […]

  • Fire danger remains high as several blazes burn across state

    DENVER — The fire danger remains high across most of the state on Monday. The high temperatures and dry conditions are combining to create dangerous conditions during the Fourth of July holiday weekend. Firefighters are battling several fires that broke out over the weekend across the state. In Eagle County, the Gutzler Fire exploded late Sunday and continues to burn. The fire is about 14 miles southwest of Kremmling and has consumed more than 250 acres. Crews were able to […]

  • Hourslong barricade situation in southeast Denver ends with suspect in custody

    DENVER — An attempted homicide suspect who barricaded himself inside a condominium unit for several hours was taken into custody just before noon Thursday, the Denver Police Department said. Police chased the suspect out of west Denver, but officers lost him before finding him at a condominium complex near South Parker Road and East Iliff Avenue. The suspect, who was wanted on an out-of-state warrant, went inside one of the units and some residents were evacuated about 1 a.m. Police […]

  • One person killed in southeast Denver shooting

    DENVER — One person was killed in an early-morning shooting Wednesday, the Denver Police Department said. The shooting happened about 3:30 a.m. in the 9200 block of East Nassau Avenue, near South Yosemite Street and Interstate 225. Police said when officers arrived, they found a man in a street suffering from gunshot wounds. He was taken to a hospital where he was pronounced dead. It’s unknown if he was shot in the street or in the nearby townhouses. The name […]

  • Weapons stolen from Castle Rock gun shop in latest smash-and-grab

    CASTLE ROCK, Colo. — Suspects got away with an unknown number of weapons in the latest smash-and-grab at a Denver-area gun store early Tuesday morning, the Castle Rock Police Department said. Officials said instead of ramming the front of DCF Guns at 1155 Park St. just before 2 a.m., the suspects attached straps to the back of a stolen Jeep, tied them to the front doors and pulled them open to get inside. Police said there was a smash-and-grab attempt […]

  • Displaced Lakewood apartment residents told to find new accommodations

    LAKEWOOD, Colo. — People who once lived in the Maplewood Village Apartments might be forced to move again. More than 80 residents, many of them families, have been staying in a motel since the roof of their apartment building collapsed on June 18, causing them to evacuate. Their paid weeklong stay at the motel expires Monday and the residents have been told to find another place to live. “They told my stepsister they are going to tear the building down […]