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Greg Nieto has been with KWGN since 2000. He is an original member of the Daybreak morning team. He began appearing on FOX 31 Good Day Colorado in the spring of 2009.

Born in Denver, raised in the San Francisco bay area, he went to school at the University of California at Santa Barbara. He has worked in television in Yuma, Arizona, Yakima, Washington and Orange County, California before coming home to Denver.

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Nieto has won two National Press Photographer Association awards for his work on projects.

He is active in the community, volunteering as a “Big Brother” in the “Sports Buddies” mentoring program in the metro area.

Recording for the blind and dyslexic is also close to his heart, as is his cousin Diana Lee, who recently died of breast cancer.

A big history and Bronco fan, Nieto is especially proud of his Mexican-American heritage and of the opportunity to be a part of the Channel 2 team!


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  • aurora

    Formal sentencing of convicted Aurora theater shooter begins Monday

    CENTENNIAL, Colo. — The final chapter in the Aurora theater shooting trial begins Monday with the formal sentencing of James Holmes. Judge Carlos Samour Jr. will sentence the shooter after hearing from dozens of victims and family members. Holmes was convicted of 24 counts of first-degree murder, two counts each for the 12 victims who died in the July 20, 2012 massacre. Murder in the first degree carries a mandatory sentence of life in prison without the possibility of parole, […]

  • FAIRPLAY, CO - AUGUST 20:  Team Cannondale-Garmin drives the peloton through the countryside during stage four of the USA Pro Challenge from Aspen to Breckenridge on August 20, 2015 in Fairplay, Colorado.  (Photo by Chris Graythen/Getty Images)

    USA Pro Challenge to impact Front Range roads this weekend

    DENVER — Traffic this weekend will be heavy along the Front Range for vehicles and bicycles as the USA Pro Challenge holds its final two stages. After a time trial in Breckenridge on Friday, the cyclists will come to the Front Range for the final two stages on Saturday and Sunday. On Saturday, Stage 6 will be held from Loveland to Fort Collins. The 102-mile stage will take riders through Loveland, up Buckhorn Canyon, down Rist Canyon and along Horsetooth […]

  • Topgolf set to open first metro-area facility in Centennial

    CENTENNIAL, Colo. — Whether you’re a golfer or not, a must-see entertainment facility is set to open in the metro area. It’s call Topgolf and it’s a one-of-its-kind driving range — and so much more. The facility in Centennial will be the 20th to open in the country. It’s 65,000 square feet of entertainment with three levels of hitting bays. The facility at 10601 E. Easter Ave. opens Friday. Prices range from $25 to $45 an hour.

  • traffic

    Advice for when you get pulled over by law enforcement

    AURORA, Colo. — It has happened to most of us: You’re driving to work or the kids to school and you get pulled over. What is the best way to handle your interaction with law enforcement? What are your rights? Aurora police officers say the key for them — and you — is the equation “Calm, Controlled, Courtesy and Comply.” If you’re pulled over, the first goal is to get to a safe spot off the road. As officers walk […]

  • Police on 16th Street Mall

    Two injured after brawl on 16th Street Mall

    DENVER — Two people were injured and five were detained after a brawl on the 16th Street Mall on Thursday night, the Denver Police Department said. Denver police spokesman Sonny Jackson said a couple was eating dinner outside a restaurant in the area of 16th and Arapahoe streets when words were exchanged with a group of other people. He said the verbal altercation escalated to a fight where the man was beaten up. Several people from nearby restaurants came to […]

  • Water main breaks on East Princeton Avenue on Thursday, Aug. 13, 2015.

    Crews repair broken water main in southeast Denver

    DENVER — Water crews repaired a broken water main in southeast Denver on Thursday morning. The 12-inch pipe broke Wednesday night in the 7100 block of East Princeton Avenue, cutting off water to two residential homes and an apartment complex, Denver Water said. The pipe was repaired and water was restored about 4:30 a.m. Crews spent early Thursday morning repairing the road and cleaning up the street.  

  • Jury set to resume deliberations in second penalty phase of Aurora theater shooting trial

    CENTENNIAL, Colo. — Jurors will get back to work Monday morning, perhaps deciding the fate of the gunman in the Aurora theater shooting trial. The shooter and attorneys on both sides are waiting for the jury to decide if the mitigating factors outweigh the aggravating factors. There are 24 verdict forms, one for each count of first-degree murder for which the shooter has been convicted (two counts for each of the 12 people who died). The question to be answered […]

  • The Major League Soccer All-Star Game will be played in Commerce City for the second time on Wednesday, July 29, 2015.

    MLS All-Stars win; game brings tourism dollars in return to Colorado

    COMMERCE CITY, Colo. — The Major League Soccer All-Star Game was played at Dick’s Sporting Good Park on Wednesday night. The league’s best players beat one of Europe’s best teams, Tottenham Hotspur, 2-1 in the league’s annual All-Star Game, with David Villa and Kaka providing the scoring in the win. The event brought in about $20 million to the metro area. Fans and visitors have been coming in for the past few days for the festivities. Commerce City crews are […]

  • One person was killed in a two-vehicle crash at 23rd Avenue and Federal Boulevard on Monday, July 27, 2015.

    Teenager arrested after deadly Federal Boulevard car crash

    DENVER — A 17-year-old was arrested early Monday morning after a person was killed in car crash on Federal Boulevard. The Denver Police Department said two vehicles collided at Federal Boulevard and 23rd Avenue about 3 a.m., with one of the vehicles rolling over. Three people — two males and one female — were taken to a hospital, but the female victim died en route. One of the male victims was seriously injured but is expected to survive and the […]

  • Man in wheelchair goes sky diving for his birthday. (Photo: Greg Nieto)

    Man in wheelchair goes sky diving for his birthday

    PENROSE, Colo.   — Joe Akmajian thought of a daring way to celebrate what the odds said wasn’t possible:  he jumped out of a plane. The 23-year-old, who has a form of muscular dystrophy, went sky diving in the skies over Penrose, outside of Colorado Springs. Akmajian says he made the move to raise awareness about muscle disease and celebrate that he has already exceeded life expectancy.

  • Central City Opera’s LA TRAVIATA (2015). (Photo: Amanda Tipto).

    Review: Verdi’s ‘La Traviata’ in the Central City Opera Festival

    DENVER — Whether you are a big fan of the opera or not:  Verdi’s “La Traviata,” as part of the Central City Opera 2015 Festival, is a must-Summer see! The Three-Act performance, ‘La Traviata,’ or, “The Fallen Woman,” is performed in Italian, with English supertitles and delves into a tragic story of love, loyalty, and perhaps, what is really most important in life. With intimate seating inside the Central City Opera House, there is not a bad or out-of-place view to […]

  • Aurora theater shooter James Holmes listens to the 165 guilty verdicts handed down by a jury on Thursday, July 16, 2015.

    Aurora theater shooting trial moves into penalty phase

    CENTENNIAL, Colo. — Jurors are expected back in court Wednesday morning for the penalty phase of the Aurora theater shooting trial. On Thursday, the shooter was found guilty of 165 counts — including 24 counts of first-degree murder. The shooter has been in court the past two days as attorneys have gotten together to discuss the framework of the penalty phase of the trial that could go through three sections. RELATED: Complete, in-depth coverage of the theater trial The jury […]