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Chris Jose is a reporter for Fox 31 Denver’s Good Day Colorado and Channel 2’s Daybreak.

With a combined eight hours of morning television, Chris starts his day when most people are asleep. His alarm goes off at midnight Monday through Friday!

Since his arrival in August 2010, Chris has covered every major news story in Colorado.

He previously was an evening news reporter and weekend sports anchor at KGAN/KFXA TV in Cedar Rapids, Iowa. Chris started his career as an anchor/reporter at KGWN TV in Cheyenne, Wyoming.

Chris has won several awards, including two regional Emmy nominations for his reporting. In 2008, he was named Best Anchor by the Wyoming Association of Broadcasters.

Chris graduated from the Edward R. Murrow College of Communication at Washington State University with a degree in broadcast journalism.

When Chris isn’t out chasing breaking news before the sun comes up or standing in blizzards along I-25, he enjoys playing basketball, watching the Nuggets and exploring Colorado with his wife, Jaclyn and dog, Chloe.

Chris is currently vice president of the Asian American Journalists Association’s Denver chapter and emcees the Colorado Dragon Boat Festival.

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    Two-day Colorado Safe Schools Summit begins Wednesday

    LOVELAND, Colo. — Hundreds of teachers, administrators and police officers will hash out ideas Wednesday to try to fix some of the biggest problems affecting Colorado schools. Nearly two dozen workshops at the Colorado Safe Schools Summit will focus on a range of topics affecting students. Some of the topics, including bullying, social media and suicide, are day-to-day issues that kids are going through. Experts will talk specifically about pre-attack behavior indicators as it relates to campus attacks. Two weeks […]

  • The Frontier Airlines jet (tail number N220FR) that had a passenger with Ebola is back in Denver where it remains out of service. Photo credit: Daryl Orr

    Plane that carried Ebola-infected nurse at DIA

    DENVER — The Ebola crisis is hitting home as the Frontier Airlines plane carrying a Texas nurse who was later diagnosed with the virus is in Denver. Frontier is doing everything it can to calm nerves at Denver International Airport. The airplane is far away from the terminal, sitting in a terminal, and it won’t be back in service for a few days. Amber Vinson, the second nurse to contract Ebola after treating Thomas Duncan, traveled on the plane from […]

  • Rep. Mike Coffman courting Latino voters.

    New poll to reveal who Latinos prefer as Election Day draws near

    DENVER — A new poll Tuesday will provide a better idea of what issues are important and which political candidates Hispanics prefer. Nearly 21 percent of Coloradans are Hispanic. Like in 2012, key races will most likely come down to women and Latino voters. That includes District 6, which includes parts of Denver, Aurora and Brighton, areas where there is a big Hispanic presence. The race between Republican incumbent Mike Coffman and Democrat Andrew Romanoff might be the country’s most […]

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    Colorado doctors more focused on the flu than spread of Ebola

    DENVER — Concerns about Ebola remain a conversation for many families, but doctors are hoping to calm those fears. The chances of getting Ebola are slim. And while it is a deadly virus, doctors say you should be more concerned about the flu. Along with flu season comes questions about Ebola. “I’m a little hesitant,” Chelsea Boswell said. “I’m washing my hands a little bit more now and kind of just being aware of what I’m touching.” “Anybody with a […]

  • Boulder Community Hospital moved the majority of its services to Foothills Hospital on Thursday, Oct. 9, 2014. (Credit: Chris Jose)

    Boulder Community Hospital moves majority of services to Foothills Hospital

    BOULDER, Colo. — Boulder Community Hospital is relocating the majority of its medical services to Foothills Hospital on Thursday, and that includes the transfer of dozens of patients. The emergency room closed at midnight and 45 patients are being moved to Foothills Hospital. The move is expected to be completed by 11 a.m. Inpatient behavioral health and rehabilitation services will remain at Boulder Community Hospital. But Foothills Hospital, located at 474 Arapahoe Ave. in east Boulder, will improve access to […]

  • A sinkhole on South Colorado Boulevard at East Exposition Avenue cause traffic backups on Tuesday, Oct. 7, 2014.

    Sinkhole to continue snarling traffic on Colorado at Exposition

    DENVER — A sinkhole is expected to cause some big backups along South Colorado Boulevard at East Exposition Avenue on Wednesday morning. The sinkhole isn’t that big — a few feet wide and 10 feet deep — but Denver Public Works still hasn’t patched it up and it’s covered by a metal plate and surrounded by cones. The sinkhole caused big backups on Tuesday afternoon. Crews say a permanent fix likely won’t be in place until sometime Wednesday afternoon. Northbound […]

  • Trevor Sandlin's booking photo. (Credit: Jefferson County Sheriff's Office)

    Inmate who escaped Jefferson County Jail still being sought

    GOLDEN, Colo. — The search continues for a register sex offender who broke free from the Jefferson County Detention Facility. Travis Sandlin is a career criminal who was placed in the maximum security pod for crimes that included burglary, theft and drugs. The Jefferson County Sheriff’s Office suspended outdoor recreation time until officials can clearly identify a weakness that allowed Sandlin to get away. Sandlin broke free from the outdoor rec yard after he pushed through the wiring, jumped two […]

  • Trevor Sandlin's booking photo. (Credit: Jefferson County Sheriff's Office)

    Inmate still being sought after escaping maximum security at Jefferson County Jail

    GOLDEN, Colo. -- Authorities are seeking a 32-year-old inmate who escaped from the Jefferson County Jail on Sunday night. Travis Sandlin, 32, is white, 6-foot and weighs 185 pounds. He has brown hair and hazel eyes, and was last seen wearing a gray jumpsuit.

  • Free dental care available to uninsured, low-income families Saturday

    HENDERSON, Colo. — Free dental care is available, but you have to act fast. Uninsured and low-income families are encouraged to come to Prairie View High School on Saturday. It’s on a first-come, first-serve basis. The doors open at 6 a.m. and more than 200 dentists and 1,200 volunteers will be on hand. There will be 125 dental chairs and treatment includes cleanings, fillings and oral surgery. There was a lot of free dental work given to the community Friday. […]

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    After eight-year closure, State Capitol observation deck reopens to the public

    DENVER — A major milestone happened Thursday at the State Capitol as the dome’s observation deck reopened to the public. In August, gilders rappelled down the 270-foot dome to touch up the renovation project which took three years to complete. The dome can withstand 90 mph winds and more than 140,000 gold leaves were used in the repair. The amount of gold on the dome weighs 65 ounces. The $17 million project was needed because after 100 years, the dome […]

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    Count day a ‘critical marker’ for Jefferson County schools

    JEFFERSON COUNTY, Colo. — Wednesday is count day in which every school district in Colorado keeps tabs on how many students show up to class, and the attendance affects school funding. There are no walkouts planned Wednesday, but even if students skip class to protest, it won’t affect how much money the Jefferson County Public Schools receives. After nearly two weeks of student and teacher protests against the Jefferson County School Board, there is concern additional absences would affect the […]

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    Cleanup continues day after heavy rain, hail pummel Denver metro area

    CENTENNIAL, Colo. — Cleanup will continue Tuesday after wild weather pummeled the Denver metro area on Monday afternoon. The storm system, which moved up from the southwest part of the state, dropped heavy snow on Telluride and Crested Butte before dumping up to an inch of dime-, nickel and quarter-sized hail in parts of Centennial and Highlands Ranch. Photos sent in by FOX31 Denver viewers showed hail flood portions of I-225, parking lots and backyards in areas south of Denver. […]